WASHINGTON (April 7, 2015) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set April 10 as the deadline for interested parties to nominate themselves for participation on a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) panel to formulate a potential rule on the use of trichloroethylene (TCE).
TCE is used primarily as a degreasing solvent for metal parts, mostly in the automotive and metal industries, the EPA said.
Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the agency must establish an SBAR panel on the potential regulation of TCE, because the proposed rule may have a significant economic impact on auto repair shops and other small businesses that use TCE.
The EPA wants representatives of small businesses to participate on the panel, as well as representatives from the Office of Management and Budget, the Small Business Administration and the EPA itself.
For more information on how to nominate yourself for the TCE panel, visit the EPA website.