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Commit to Science in Chemical Rules, Manufacturers Tell EPA

The EPA’s proposed rules to implement the amended chemicals law must show the agency will uphold the law’s scientific requirements, chemical manufacturers said.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s decisions about the risks a chemical may pose must be scientifically credible, Michael Witt, director for health and environmental research at the Dow Chemical Co., told Bloomberg BNA.
If the EPA’s rules are clear about what constitutes high-quality, reliable data, then chemical manufacturers can work with the agency and each other to generate information the EPA can use to reach its risk-related conclusions, he said.

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