EPA proposal to ban or restrict TCE

Date: December 01, 2014

This is the EPA news release from March 30, 2015
EPA Seeks Input for Potential Rule Banning or
Restricting the Use of Trichloroethylene (TCE) as a Commercial Degreaser,
Spotting Agent in Dry Cleaning, and in Certain Consumer Products

WASHINGTON

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations from
individuals who represent small businesses, small governments, and small
not-for-profit organizations to provide input to a federal panel that will
explore risk reduction in the use of Trichloroethylene (TCE).

This
panel will focus on the agency’s development of a proposed rule to reduce the
risks resulting from the use of TCE as a commercial degreaser, as a spotting
agent in dry cleaning, and in certain consumer products as appropriate to
reduce risks posed from its commercial and consumer use.

The
Regulatory Flexibility Act requires agencies to establish a Small Business
Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel for rules that may have a significant economic
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The SBAR panel will include
federal representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA), the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and EPA.

Small
Entity Representatives (SERs) will be selected by the SBAR Panel to provide
comments on behalf of their company, community or organization and advise the
panel about the potential impacts of the proposed rule on small entities. EPA
is seeking self-nominations directly from the small entities that may be
subject to the rule requirements. Other representatives, such as trade
associations that exclusively or primarily represent potentially regulated
small entities, may also serve as SERs.

SERs
provide advice and recommendations to the panel. The SERs participate in
consultations with the SBAR Panel via telephone, webinar, or in person in one
or two meetings and are given an opportunity to submit written comments to the
Panel. Self-nominations may be submitted through the link below and must be
received by April 10, 2015.

Nominate
yourself as a Small Entity Representatives: http://www.epa.gov/rfa/tsca-6a-tce.html

More
about the Small Business Advocacy Review process: http://www.epa.gov/sbrefa/faq.htm

 

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