EPA Plans Major Changes At Chemical Safety Office

Sept. 21, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans major reorganization of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

Significant changes are underway for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), according to an article from Bloomberg Law. A major reorganization is reportedly planned to start at the end of September in response to the department’s changing work.

According to the article, changes will affect the structure of OCSPP’s three main divisions: the Office of Pesticide Programs, the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics and the Office of Science Coordination and Policy. Although some employees’ responsibilities will change, no jobs will be lost and no pay grades will be altered, according to Bloomberg Law citing an internal memo. The memo also reportedly notes that “the pollution team will reorganize to better fulfill the mandates and authority laid out in the 2016 Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act amendments to the Toxic Substances and Control Act.”

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