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EPA Proposes Groundbreaking Ban On Using Chrysotile Asbestos

April 2022 EPA’s Proposed Ban of Ongoing Uses of Asbestos will, if finalized, protect American workers and families by prohibiting ongoing uses of the only known form of asbestos currently imported into the U.S. to address the unreasonable risk found to human health in the December 2020 chrysotile asbestos risk evaluation. The proposed rule would prohibit manufacture (including import), processing, distribution in commerce, and commercial use of chrysotile asbestos for all ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos. EPA is proposing this risk management rule under section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This proposed rule is the first-ever risk management rule issued under the new process for evaluating and addressing the safety of existing chemicals under re-authorized TSCA. EPA is accepting comments on the proposed rule for 60 days following publication in the Federal Register.

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