Volume 95 Issue 49 | p. 16 | News of The Week
Issue Date: December 18, 2017

U.S. Chemical Safety Board sued for not creating emissions reporting rule

Regulation proposed in 2009 but dropped because of cost, industry opposition
By Jeff Johnson, special to C&EN
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Industrial safety, CSB, PEER, accidents, incidents

Several nonprofit organizations sued the U.S. Chemical Safety Board earlier this month for failing to establish a national reporting system to collect data on air pollution emissions from accidents by U.S. companies. The CSB reporting system is required by the Clean Air Act of 1990, which created the board.

CSB is an independent federal agency responsible for investigating industrial, chemically related accidents and determining their root cause. Several hundred . . .

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