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EPA Weakens Toxic Reporting Requirements

EPA Loosens Toxics Reporting, By Erik Stokstad, ScienceNOW Daily News (18 December 2006)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized regulations today that relax the reporting requirements for manufacturing plants and other industrial facilities that use toxic chemicals. The agency says the new rules will encourage companies to reduce the amount of dangerous chemicals they emit. But critics are unhappy that the change will allow industry in some cases to conceal exactly how much is used and released.

OMB Watch has documents and commentary on the EPA’s plans to relax the requirements for reporting of releases of toxic chemicals on its Toxics Release Inventory Resource Center page.

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