Former Staff Fear EPA Rule On Guidance Could Hamper Chemical Reviews

July 10, 2020
A group representing former EPA staff says its supports the goal of an agency proposal governing the use of guidance in policy decisions as a way to increase transparency though the group is questioning the underlying legal authority and is warning that its strict mandatory requirements could hamper the toxics office’s chemical risk reviews. “The legal authority EPA cites for this rule, the federal Housekeeping Statute, does not provide an adequate basis for rulemaking of this nature,” writes the Environmental...

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