Industry Attorneys See Legal Vulnerabilities In Methylene Chloride Rule

May 11, 2023
Industry attorneys are questioning the legality of EPA’s proposed TSCA methylene chloride rule, in particular its approach of banning certain uses of the solvent quickly but setting a longer deadline for other sectors if they adopt strict worker protections -- reasoning that if those safeguards are enough to avert “unreasonable risk” there is no need for a ban. David Fischer, counsel with the law firm Keller and Heckman and a former Trump EPA chemicals deputy, urged listeners of a May...

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