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U.S. EPA Cracks Down on Confidential Business Information Claims Under TSCA

11:20 AM MST | January 21, 2010 | Kara Sissell

U.S. EPA will make it harder for companies to make confidential business information (CBI) claims under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The change in policy, published today in the Federal Register, states that U.S. regulators will reject certain CBI claims that had generally been approved in the past. The decision applies to situations where companies must notify EPA immediately of data that indicates a substance poses a risk to humans or the environment. That data is routinely published on the agency’s Web site, but companies have claimed CBI...

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