Methylene Chloride; Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers, dispersed or dissolved in a non-aqueous medium; solutions as defined in Note 4 to this Chapter (HS 3208); Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers, dispersed or dissolved in an aqueous medium (HS 3209); Services (ICS 03.080), Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene (ICS 13.100), Products of the chemical industry (ICS 71.100), Paint coating processes (ICS 87.020), Paints and varnishes (ICS 87.040), Paint ingredients (ICS 87.060)
Methylene Chloride; Commercial Paint and Coating Removal Training, Certification and Limited Access Program (8 page(s), in English)
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA has the authority to apply a suite of regulatory tools to address unreasonable risks from chemical substances, including authority to regulate the distribution in commerce for a particular use and to regulate any manner or method of commercial use, to the extent necessary so that the chemical substance no longer presents unreasonable risk. EPA is issuing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit public input on training, certification, and limited access requirements that could address any unreasonable risks that EPA could potentially find to be presented by methylene chloride when used for commercial paint and coating removal. Such a program could allow access to paint and coating removal products containing methylene chloride only to commercial users who are certified as properly trained to engage in use practices that do not present unreasonable risks.