US EPA to review, perhaps end some PCB authorisations

15 July 2013 20:41  [Source: ICIS news]

WASHINGTON (ICIS)--The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Monday that it will consider changes to its rules on uses of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to perhaps revise or end existing authorised applications.

The agency said it is inviting nominations from small businesses, local governments and nonprofit organisations that will take part with a federal panel to “explore changes to existing uses of PCBs … as appropriate if the conditions under which they were authorised more than 30 years ago have changed”.

Among other things, the examination and a subsequent proposed rulemaking may address existing liquid-filled PCB use authorisations, PCBs in fluorescent light ballasts and in natural gas pipelines. 

Nominations to the advisory panel must be made online with the EPA by 29 July.

By: Joe Kamalick
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