Proposed Chemical Regulations for TCE and PCE
The EPA proposed to ban the manufacture, processing, and distribution of trichloroethylene (TCE), methylene chloride, and perchloroethylene (PCE) for various uses, with certain provisions for phase-outs and workplace controls. The EPA aims to address the unreasonable risks posed by TCE, which is used in various industrial, commercial, and consumer applications. The proposal includes prohibiting TCE’s manufacture, processing, distribution, and use, with specific exemptions and phaseouts for certain uses. Additionally, there are measures for disposal, recordkeeping, and notification requirements. The rulemaking is based on findings from the EPA’s risk evaluations of TCE, highlighting its significant adverse health effects, including toxicity and cancer risks from exposure.
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