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Regulatory Flexibility for Small Entities

Potential SBAR Panel: Trichloroethylene (TCE) Risk Management Rulemaking Under the Toxic Substances Control Act

About the Rule

What is the Implication of the Proposed Action on Small Entities?

After issuing the final risk evaluation for the trichloroethylene (TCE) under section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is taking the next step in the process by moving to risk management. This process requires EPA to develop regulations to protect public health and the environment from the unreasonable risks found in the final risk evaluation.
Entities potentially regulated by this rulemaking include those relevant to 52 conditions of use that EPA determined present an unreasonable risk, including domestic manufacturing, import, processing uses of TCE, repackaging and recycling, all industrial and commercial uses of TCE (such as solvents for cleaning or degreasing, adhesives and sealants, lubricants and greases, functional fluids, paints and coatings, and in a variety of cleaning products), all but one consumer use (such as cleaners and degreasers, adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, lubricants and greases, arts and crafts glue, and other miscellaneous uses), and disposal. A full list of conditions of use subject to this rulemaking is in the non-technical summary of the TCE risk evaluation. 
Additional information about the TCE risk management rulemaking under TSCA is available on EPA’s Risk Management for Trichloroethylene (TCE) website.

How Can I Learn More? 


While the opportunity to participate on this Panel may have passed, you will have the chance to submit comments concerning this rulemaking during the standard public comment period commencing after publication of the notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register 

Semiannual updates about the development status of the rulemaking are available on: