Environmental & Regulatory Compliance News for January 2009

Environmental & Regulatory Compliance News Archive

New EPA Directive Exempts Popular Cleaning Agent from VOC Status

Our metal finishing industries have been driven and changed by environmental, health, and safety concerns for a generation. The direction has always been—for excellent reasons—restriction or abandonment of some then-useful technology. On Jan. 13, however, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enabled an opportunity for change in the opposite direction.

EPA to Reconsider Amendments to National Emissions Standards for Cleaning Solvents

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period on its proposal to reconsider amendments to the national emissions standards for halogenated solvent cleaning (degreasing) using the chlorinated solvents promulgated in May 2007. As a result, the deadline for comment is now Feb. 4, 2009.