EPA Quietly Kills Chemical Safety Rules

By Sean McLernon (September 9, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday withdrew a pair of draft chemical regulations that were awaiting Office of Management and Budget approval, including a measure that would have placed the controversial synthetic compound bisphenol A on a chemicals of concern list.

The proposals had called for adding nine chemicals to a list of dangerous substances and preventing health and safety study data for new chemicals from being classified as confidential, but they have now been quashed by the EPA.

The government pulled the rules without any formal announcement after they had been sitting at OMB for more than two years....

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