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US EPA Issues Significant New Use Rule for TCE in Consumer Products

On April 8, 2016, US EPA issued a final significant new use rule (“SNUR”) for trichloroethylene (“TCE”). The TCE SNUR requires anyone manufacturing, importing or processing TCE for use in a consumer product to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing any such manufacturing, importation or processing. The SNUR expressly exempts the use of … Continue Reading

California DTSC Announces First Priority Products Under Its Green Chemistry Law

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced, on March 13, 2014, the first set of Priority Product/Candidate Chemical combinations under its Safer Consumer Product (SCP) regulations (also known as the Green Chemistry regulations) , which became effective October 1, 2013: Children’s foam padded sleeping products containing Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP); Spray polyurethane foam systems … Continue Reading