Volume 91 Issue 23 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 10, 2013

Clarity Sought In EPA’s Role In Plant Safety

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: EPA, chemical safety management, Clean Air Act, general duty clause

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) is asking EPA to clarify its role in chemical safety management after the recent fatal blast at a fertilizer plant in Texas. “The West, Texas, incident demonstrates the existing confusion surrounding EPA’s chemicals regulations,” specifically the agency’s interpretation of the Clean Air Act’s general duty clause, Pompeo wrote in a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Robert Perciasepe. The clause requires . . .

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