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California Bill Would Further Limit Methylene Chloride, Citing TSCA Rule

February 5, 2024
A California state lawmaker is proposing legislation to bar use of methylene chloride to make decaffeinated coffee, citing EPA’s 2019 TSCA rule banning most consumer uses of the solvent as justification -- the latest effort to leverage federal action under the toxics law to support restrictions on chemical uses the agency lacks authority to regulate. The bill, AB 2066 , was introduced Feb. 1 by Assemblywoman Eloise Gomez Reyes (D-Colton) and would prohibit any “person or entity” from using methylene...

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