EPA Proposes Restrictions On Refinery Chemicals

Law360, New York (January 23, 2013, 4:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday published proposed restrictions on the manufacturing, importation and processing of four chemicals used by chemical manufacturers and petroleum refineries because they could pose a hazard to humans and the environment.

The “significant new use rules" are proposed under the Toxic Substances Control Act, according to the EPA’s notice in the Federal Register, and would apply to pentane and three partially fluorinated alcohol substituted glycols.

The EPA said it has established production volume limits in view of the lack of data...
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