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Dropping Appeal, CSB Prepares To Issue Chemical Accident Reporting Rule

August 8, 2019
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is dropping its appeal of a federal district court’s order for the board to issue by February a final rule requiring accidental release reporting from chemical facilities, reaffirming the board’s plan released this spring to comply with the order’s timeline. The move is a win for environmentalists and labor groups who had sued to set a legally enforceable deadline for the rule as a way to offset the Trump administration’s expected...

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