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Agenda and Presentations for September 12, 2017 Public Workshop on the Use of Methylene Chloride in Furniture Refinishing

On September 12, 2017, EPA held a Public Workshop on the Use of Methylene Chloride in Furniture Refinishing, in collaboration with the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy, at the EPA Region 1 Headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. Federal and state governments, industry professionals, furniture refinishing experts, non-government organizations, and academic experts, among others, discussed the role of methylene chloride in furniture refinishing, potential alternatives, economic impacts, and other issues identified in EPA’s January 2017 proposed rule on methylene chloride, which deferred action on the use of methylene chloride in commercial furniture refinishing. 

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