Thursday, May 13, 2010

Additional CSB IST Study Comments

With the final day for submitting comments on the proposed National Academy of Sciences study on the IST situation at the Bayer CropScience facility in Institute, WV the Chemical Safety Board posted a second batch of comments that it has already received. The nine included in this file bring the total to 20 comments received to date. I am happy to see that there are some major players on both sides of the IST debate that are included in the second batch of submissions, including the ACC, Greenpeace, API/NPRA and the AFL-CIO. Still nothing from Bayer, but they may be maintaining a low profile on this matter. I’m surprised though that they haven’t at least submitted a letter confirming their support for such a study; that would seem to me to be a PR101 requirement. Well, we still have today for submissions, so I expect that there will be at least one more batch of comments posted on the CSB web site, perhaps tomorrow or next Monday. If we continue to get the major player’s views on the record, I’ll withdraw my earlier complaint about the short time frame for the comment submission process.

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