EPA announced it has rejected confidentiality claims for chemical identity of 14 chemicals in health and safety studies under TSCA.  The agency is narrowly interpreting TSCA to only allow limited claims of confidential business information (CBI) especially for chemical identity in studies.  It remains to be seen if companies can justify some of their claims.

As commented on before here and here, many companies have gone too far in making knee jerk CBI claims.  But there are times when legitimate protection is needed.  We'll see if the companies challenge EPA.

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