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Short staffing ‘continues to be the biggest risk’ to Chemical Safety Board

Short staffing ‘continues to be the biggest risk’ to Chemical Safety Board

The Chemical Safety Board has only filled one of its five board seats this year and this continues to be detrimental to the agency’s operations, as stated by the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General in a new report .  It has appointed three board seats but is awaiting senate confirmation and no date has been set for those hearings.

During a Sept. 29 hearing before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, CSB Chair and CEO Katherine Lemos testified that CSB is “on an upward trend” despite its long-standing and well-documented operational and staffing challenges.

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