EPA Knocks 2 Solvents Off List Of Air Pollutants

Law360, New York (January 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule encouraging companies to use solvents containing two chemicals that are not thought to contribute to increased smog or ground-level ozone.

Under the new rule, the two chemicals — propylene carbonate and dimethyl carbonate — no longer need to be regulated as volatile organic compounds under the Clean Air Act, the EPA said Monday.

The rule allows states, but does not force them, to dismantle their regulations against the two compounds in their state implementation plans, which...
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