EPA Considers Banning or Restricting Degreaser Use

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April 7, 2015—The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its intent to seek input from small businesses, non-profit organizations and local governments to formulate a potential rule on the use of trichloroethylene (TCE).

According to the EPA, “TCE is used primarily as a solvent to remove grease from metal parts … closely associated with the metal and automotive industries.”

Specifically, the EPA will examine the risks resulting from the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, and use of TCE, as well as its manner of disposal.

The EPA is currently seeking Small Entity Representatives (SERs) to consult the Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel on the impact of the potential rule on their industry or community.

Self-nominations must be received by April 10, 2015. 

Visit the EPA’s website for more information.

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