US EPA Finalizes Methylene Chloride Rule

This week, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) finalized its rule on methylene chloride banning its commercials use under the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act.

Methylene chloride, typically used as a paint stripper, would still be allowed in certain “critical” uses in the military and industrial processing.

The OMA submitted a letter which received national attention urging the US EPA to allow these acceptations as methylene chloride is critical as an adhesive in manufacturing acrylics and polycarbonates. 4/30/2024