EPA Removes Chemical From Volatile Organic Compound List

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 8:19 PM ET) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday issued a final rule excluding a chemical used as an aerosol solvent and refrigerant from its regulatory definition of volatile organic compounds after finding that it has a minimal effect on smog formation.

The chemical compound trans 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-ene, which is also known as Solstice 1233zd(E), will no longer be considered a VOC under the national ambient air quality standards for ozone, the agency said in a Federal Register notice.

Honeywell Inc. submitted a petition to the EPA in July...
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