The White House has withdrawn two EPA chemical regulations that have stalled at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the last few years. The first proposed regulation withdrawn covers additions to EPA’s chemicals of concern list, which would have added chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA), polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) and several phthalates. The second regulation withdrawn is one that would have made it more difficult for chemical manufacturers to claim confidential business information (CBI) in an effort to shield identities of new chemicals from health and safety studies. Environmental groups are reportedly unhappy with the decision and some say this just adds to the case to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. The White House appears to be planning to withdraw two EPA chemical regulations that have stalled at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the last few years. The first proposed regulation being withdrawn covers additions to EPA’s chemicals of concern list, which would have added chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA), polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) and several phthalates. The second regulation that is potentially going to be withdrawn is one that would have made it more difficult for chemical manufacturers to claim confidential business information (CBI) in an effort to shield identities of new chemicals from health and safety studies. Environmental groups are reportedly unhappy with the likely decision and some say this just adds to the case to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976.  Richard Denison, from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), posted a blog entry that summarizes the position of NGO's in regards to EPA's decision.