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EPA Faces Rare IQA Suit Over Refusal To Loosen Chloroprene IRIS Value

January 12, 2023
A Louisiana facility is suing EPA after the agency rejected its years-long effort under the Information Quality Act (IQA) aimed at easing its risk value, and related air toxics limits, for the synthetic-rubber feedstock chemical chloroprene, a suit that may face a high bar as courts have long held the law is unenforceable. Denka Performance Elastomers (DPE) filed a Jan. 11 complaint against EPA in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, claiming that the agency’s denial...

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