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18 Apr Proposed New Rule – Restrictions on Trichloroethylene (TCE) in Vapor Degreasing and Methylene Chloride and N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in Paint and Coating Removal

The comment period is extended till May 19. 2017.. The proposed Rule: Trichloroethylene (TCE) Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a volatile organic compound widely used in industrial and commercial processes and has some limited uses in consumer and commercial products. EPA identified significant health risks associated with TCE use in...

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15 Mar EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) rule until March 24.

Summary of Proposed Rule EPA is proposing reporting and procedural requirements for manufacturers and processors of chemical substances pursuant to TSCA section 8(b). A. What chemical substances would be reportable under this rule? 1. Reportable chemical substances. As a general matter, the retrospective reporting requirement of this proposed...

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06 Oct Dental Amalgam Effluent Guidelines

EPA is proposing technology-based pre-treatment standards for discharges of pollutants into publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) from certain existing and new dental practices. The proposal would require such dentists to comply with requirements for controlling the discharge of dental amalgam pollutants into POTWs. The requirements...

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10 Jun Formaldehyde Emissions Standards

EPA published two proposed rules on formaldehyde in composite wood products: Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products and Third-Party Certification Framework for the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products. On June 10, 2013, EPA published two proposed rules on formaldehyde in composite wood products: Formaldehyde...

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22 Feb EPA Proposes Stricter Emissions Limits

EPA Proposes Stricter Emissions Limits for Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing. On February 8, 2012, EPA published a supplemental proposed rulemaking that would amend its 1995 chromium electroplating national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP).  EPA is proposing to decrease emissions standards...

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