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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK03 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: Trichloroethylene (TCE); Regulation of Certain Uses Under TSCA Section6(a) 

Section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) provides authority for EPA to ban or restrict the manufacture (including import), processing, distribution in commerce, and use of chemical substances, as well as any manner or method of disposal. In the June 2014 TSCA Work Plan Chemical Risk Assessment for trichloroethylene, EPA characterized risks from the use of TCE in commercial degreasing and in some consumer uses. EPA determined that these are unreasonable risks. On January 19, 2017, EPA proposed to prohibit the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, or commercial use of TCE in vapor degreasing. A separate action (RIN 2070-AK03), published on December 16, 2016, proposes to address the unreasonable risks from TCE when as a spotting agent in dry cleaning and in commercial and consumer aerosol spray degreasers.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2605 Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/16/2016  81 FR 91592   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  02/15/2017  82 FR 10732   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  03/16/2017 
Final Rule  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0163
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: State 
Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
Sectors Affected: 314 Textile Product Mills; 321 Wood Product Manufacturing; 323 Printing and Related Support Activities; 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 Machinery Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing; 488 Support Activities for Transportation; 493 Warehousing and Storage; 811 Repair and Maintenance; 928 National Security and International Affairs 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Toni Krasnic
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7405M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-0984

Joel Wolf
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7404M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-0432