EPA Official Points To Solvent Rules, Not Asbestos Ban, As TSCA Model

June 30, 2022
A top TSCA official says EPA’s pending rule banning use of chrysotile asbestos is not “indicative” of how it will regulate other chemicals under the reformed toxics law and is telling stakeholders to look instead at upcoming rules that will target several solvents, starting with methylene chloride, as a better model for the future. “Asbestos is somewhat unique,” Brian Symmes, the acting director of the Existing Chemicals Risk Division within EPA’s toxics office, said during a panel on the existing...

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