Previously confidential information released by the EPA

published in McAfee & Taft RegLINC | January 1, 2012

By Vickie Buchanan

The EPA has recently made a commitment to enhance the its chemicals management program and increase agency transparency. To that end, the EPA has released hundreds of studies on chemicals that have previously been treated as confidential business information. In the past two years, 577 formerly confidential chemical identities and more than 1,000 health and safety studies have been made available to the public. The EPA determined that the release of this information will expand the public’s access to critical health and safety information on chemicals that are manufactured and processed in the United States.