April 1, 2015

US EPA looking at bans/restrictions on three chemicals

From: Chemical Watch

Risk assessments found substances pose health risks

The US EPA plans to develop proposed rules to ban or restrict the use of trichloroethylene (TCE), n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) and methylene chloride in certain applications. It is seeking input on the possible impact of the proposed rules on small businesses.


The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires agencies to establish a small business advocacy review panel (SBAR) for rules that may have a “significant economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses,” the agency said. This panel will include federal representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the EPA.

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