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Efforts By EPA, DHS To Reduce Facility Safety Oversight Face Obstacles

January 03, 2018
EPA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are expected to push ahead aggressively this year with efforts to streamline and reduce oversight of industrial facility safety, but the deregulatory bids face obstacles including legal challenges and crafting an administrative record to justify undoing stricter Obama-era safety rules. “My sense is at this moment in time, the most vulnerable elements” of the previous administration's stricter risk management program (RMP) facility safety rule “are all of them,” attorney Eric Conn of...

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