EPA Proposes Chrysotile Asbestos Ban In Landmark Step Under TSCA

April 5, 2022
EPA is proposing to ban all ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos, including the substance’s role as a key component in some chlorine manufacturing, marking not only a major new regulatory action in its own right but the agency’s first rulemaking based on a chemical risk evaluation under the 2016 TSCA reforms. If finalized, the April 5 proposal would give chemical makers two years to phase out asbestos from sheet gaskets and chlorine production, while a shorter 180-day deadline would apply...

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