During Tuesday's public business meeting, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board ("CSB" or "agency") announced that it will conduct an examination of land use and facility siting. Board Member Kulinowski explained that the CSB's investigation of the West, Texas incident revealed "significant concerns" about whether land use planning in and around the facility ultimately exacerbated the offsite impacts of the incident. The study will aim to address questions from previous investigations, determine the extent to which a community's proximity to a chemical facility poses risks, and assess whether existing regulations, guidelines, and practices governing land use sufficiently minimize the potential for offsite consequences. Kulinowski outlined several open questions regarding the scope of the study, including whether it will...