Analysis: Obama's chemical-review EO may defuse regulatory conflicts

08/7/2013 | Government Executive

President Barack Obama's executive order to reassess U.S. chemical safety rules could clarify overlapping regulatory oversight on chemical facilities, according to this analysis. "We need to rationalize the way in which parallel investigations take place so that in the end we will create information that will improve guidelines and regulations to prevent incidents from happening," said Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso. Obama's EO can define "how we can work together with agencies when it comes to access to information and witnesses on the site," he added.

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