Issue Date: March 20, 2017 | Web Date: March 16, 2017
EPA chief delays industrial chemical safety regulation
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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