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This draft position statement replaces the position statement on the Guidelines for the Assessment, Remediation and Management of Asbestos Contaminated Sites in Western Australia published by the EPA on 14 April 2022.

87 Fed. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed a rule to finally ban asbestos, a carcinogen that is still used in some chlorine bleach, brake pads and other products and kills thousands of Americans every year. On April 11, 2023, EPA proposed new health protections to reduce exposure to ethylene oxide (EtO), including more stringent air emissions standards and additional protections for workers who are exposed to the gas used to sterilize medical devices and certain spices.

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The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure through education, advocacy, and community work, believes that the EPA risk management proposal is an historic step forward but does not provide full protection against unsafe asbestos exposure. .

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If finalized, EPA’s proposals are estimated to cut EtO emissions to the. The sleeping giant of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stirred.

This proposed rule is just one of the many actions the EPA is proposing to reduce the risk and exposure of asbestos to the public.
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EPA will propose a rule under TSCA Section 6(a) to prohibit manufacture (including import), processing, distribution in commerce, and commercial use of chrysotile asbestos in bulk. EPA will propose a rule under TSCA Section 6(a) to prohibit manufacture (including import), processing, distribution in commerce, and commercial use of chrysotile asbestos in bulk. This draft position statement replaces the position statement on the Guidelines for the Assessment, Remediation and Management of Asbestos Contaminated Sites in Western Australia published by the EPA on 14 April 2022. federalregister. S. .

EPA will propose a rule under TSCA Section 6(a) to prohibit manufacture (including import), processing, distribution in commerce, and commercial use of chrysotile asbestos in bulk.

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Apr 15, 2022 · On April 12, 2022, EPA published a proposed rule to ban ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos based on its unreasonable risk determination under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).

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The EPA has proposed a new regulation — called a significant new use rule — for certain uses of asbestos.

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