Volume 95 Issue 12 | p. 15 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 20, 2017 | Web Date: March 16, 2017

EPA chief delays industrial chemical safety regulation

Rule is intended to protect communities and workers from accidents
By Jeff Johnson, special to C&EN
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: industrial safety, EPA, RMP, safety, West, Texas

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has backed an industry request for delay and review of a new chemical safety regulation that was issued in response to the deaths of 15 people in a 2013 accident in Texas.

The new regulation would toughen requirements for industry-prepared risk management plans intended to protect communities and workers from chemical-related accidents.

Pruitt’s decision will delay implementation of the rule for 90 . . .

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