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September 26, 2021

EPA Urged To Embrace Hierarchy Of Controls In New-Chemical Rules

July 20, 2021 at 2:16 PM
An environmental group is urging EPA to tighten worker protections in a slate of proposed rules governing “significant” new uses of 32 chemicals, claiming they fall short of Trump-era enforcement orders and must be reworked to follow the hierarchy of controls (HOC) rather than focusing on protective gear. In July 12 comments , on a set of 32 chemical-specific significant new use rules (SNURs), the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) argues that “provisions in many of the proposed SNURs” governing workplace...

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