Delayed EPA Action Sparks Industry Fears Over Use Of Ozone-Safe Chemical

October 18, 2004
Industry says EPA's approval of a safe alternative to chemicals that pose a risk to the stratospheric ozone could be of limited benefit because the agency has failed to move quickly on delisting the substitute substance from regulation as a volatile organic compound (VOC). EPA officials say the agency has determined that the substitute chemical should not be regulated as a VOC because it has been shown to have a "negligible" impact on smog, which is the focus of the...

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