EPA Floats Changes To Polyurethane Foam Emissions Rules

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT) -- U.S. environmental regulators are seeking to amend the requirements for producing flexible polyurethane foam — often used as a cushion in packaging — to rein in the air pollution from its production process, according to a proposal to be published Monday in the Federal Register. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would amend the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants relating to the production of flexible polyurethane foam, and ban certain foam production facilities from using hazardous air pollutant-based blowing agents. The agency said...
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