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EPA Extends Comment Period for Proposed TSCA Rules Restricting Degreasers and Paint Removers
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reopened the public comment period on two proposed rules under section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act. One of these proposed rules prohibited the use of trichloroethylene in vapor degreasing. The other included prohibition of the use of methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone for most types of commercial paint and coating removal. EPA has extended the comment period for these two proposed rules until May 19, 2017.
Click here to read EPA's Federal Register notice of this extension.