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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK70 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Methylene Chloride; Rulemaking Under TSCA Section 6(a) 

Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to address unreasonable risks of injury to health or the environment that the Administrator has determined are presented by a chemical substance under the conditions of use. Following a risk evaluation for methylene chloride carried out under the authority of TSCA section 6, EPA initiated rulemaking to address unreasonable risks of injury to health identified in the final risk evaluation. EPA's risk evaluation for methylene chloride, describing the conditions of use and presenting EPA's determinations of unreasonable risk, is in docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2019-0437, with additional information in docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0742.

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: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 751   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2605 Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  TSCA section 6(c).  06/24/2022 
NPRM  Statutory  TSCA section 6(c).  06/24/2021 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2022 
Final Rule  07/00/2024 
Additional Information: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2020-0465.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 325 Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ingrid Feustel
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Mail Code 7404M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-3199

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