IPC Evaluating Potential Impact of New U.S. EPA Rule on Methylene Chloride

The U.S. EPA recently finalized a risk management rule for methylene chloride under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The rule seeks to ban all consumer and most commercial and industrial uses of methylene chloride, including uses in electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing. The applications that EPA is allowing to continue will be subject to new mandates under a Workplace Chemical Protection Program. IPC is currently working to understand the potential impacts of this rule on the electronics manufacturing industry. To provide an overview of the EPA’s final regulatory action and implementation timeframes, the EPA is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 1:00 PM EDT. IPC members are encouraged to read the final rule and register for the webinar to learn more about this important change. IPC Contact: Kelly Scanlon.