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Senate Panel Examines EPA Chemical Policy; Boxer Advocates Changes Modeled on Reach

10:37 AM MDT | May 7, 2008 | Esther D’Amico with Kara Sissell

Socma told lawmakers at a Senate hearing last week that EPA’s existing rules and the industry’s voluntary initiatives are sufficient and “far more appropriate” than the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) law to control possible risks. The Environment and Public Works committee called the hearing to examine EPA’s chemical evaluation and regulation practices, and committee chair Senator Barbara Boxer (D., CA) urged lawmakers to adopt a system similar to the Reach...

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