Critics Fear OIRA Review Of PFBS Evaluation Marks New Scrutiny For EPA

January 15, 2021
Trump administration critics are concerned that officials’ 11th-hour decision to send EPA’s draft analysis of a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) known as PFBS to the White House for formal interagency review is the first of what is expected to be new scrutiny of agency chemical evaluations that could slow their release. Reviews by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) “has always been a delay tactic on science stuff. This move seems like it’s from that...

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