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How the Proposed TSCA Ban on Trichloroethylene Solvent Cleaning Impacts Your Organization

How the Proposed TSCA Ban on Trichloroethylene Solvent Cleaning Impacts Your Organization

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How the Proposed TSCA Ban on Trichloroethylene Solvent Cleaning Impacts Your Organization

Live Webinar: Thursday, November 2, 2017

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern/11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn the timeline and real-life impact of the proposed TSCA ban on trichloroethylene solvent cleaning.

The EPA has proposed a ban on specific uses of trichloroethylene (TCE) in response to health risks identified in the 2014 study, “TSCA Work Plan Chemical Risk Assessment: Trichloroethylene.” 

The main use of TCE is in solvent degreasers for the cleaning of metal parts and electronic components. It is also used in some dry-cleaning operations and is found in commercial and consumer products for spot cleaning and artwork print finishing. It’s for these uses that EPA is proposing to prohibit the use of TCE because of respiratory, nervous system, liver, kidney, immune system, and fetal development concerns. The federal agency is also proposing that downstream notification of these prohibitions be provided throughout the supply chain, and records be maintained. 

Prepare for the proposed ban now! It’s important to understand the details and timeline of the proposed ban so that alternative solvents and cleaning techniques can be adequately evaluated, notifications can be provided on time, and all other compliance obligations can be met. 

Join us on November 2 to learn how to prepare and how to participate in ongoing regulatory discussions if strategically it makes sense for your organization to do so. 

You’ll learn: 

  • Why the proposed TCE ban is being considered 
  • The timeline of the proposed TCE ban including critical dates to know and the anticipated outcome of the proposed ban under the Trump administration 
  • Typical operations and processes where TCE is used 
  • Critically review the public comments made by industry, NGOs, and other involved third parties as well as EPA and the Small Business Administration’s (SPA) positons 
  • Key elements of the proposed TCE ban as they apply to your organization 
  • Various alternatives to TCE to identify those that might be feasible for your organization’s operations 
  • The potential impact of the proposed TCE ban on your organization’s operation 
  • Strategies for developing and implementing a program if and when the proposed TCE ban goes into effect 

About Your Presenter

Bicky CormanBicky Corman, Esq. 
Rubin and Rudman LLP 

Bernice (Bicky) Corman, a partner Rubin and Rudman LLP, has three decades of experience in all aspects of environmental and energy law, litigation, regulation and policy. Her practice focuses on air, energy, climate change, stormwater, chemicals, hazardous waste and sustainability issues. 

Ms. Corman is a former Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She also served as Senior Sustainability Advisor to the EPA Administrator. In that capacity, her leadership paved the way for EPA’s actions to embed sustainability in its core policies and programs, including its establishing sustainability as a cross-agency objective in the EPA 2014–2018 Strategic Plan. Prior to returning to EPA, Ms. Corman served as the General Counsel and the Acting Interim Director at the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and the Environment. 

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