This summer featured the latest installment of the ongoing EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) reform saga. EPA’s IRIS program produces chemical assessments that evaluate the health effects of chemicals in the environment and commerce, specifically determining the level at which a given chemical presents a potential public health risk. These assessments serve as the underpinnings of EPA’s regulations, so it should come as no surprise that the release of an assessment (or draft assessment) is often accompanied by a tide of opposition from interested parties who stand to be impacted by potential regulation.
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- It's going to be an exciting summer. The #Immigration overhaul bill moves out of committee and onto the floor: nytimes.com/2013/05/22/us/… 8 hours ago
- Because what's a scandal without a flow chart? The IRS-Tea Party Affair: bloomberg.com/infographics/2… via @BloombergNews 21 hours ago
- "too ambiguous to enforce" is never a good description of #tax policy, or any policy really: wtim.es/10LgWeG via @washtimes 1 day ago
- Looking frwd to this hearing on #Development w/ @uschamber, @CGDev, & @CaterpillarInc. Different perspectives indeed: foreign.senate.gov/hearings/diffe… 1 day ago