EPA has found that trichloroethylene (TCE) poses and unreasonable risk to human health and the environment. The next step is for EPA to develop a risk management rulemaking to identify and require an implementation of measures to manage these risks.
Next steps on TCE
EPA plans to soon take public comments on risk management actions as they may propose regulations which could prohibit or limit the manufacturing, processing, distribution, use in commercial operations, and disposal of TCE as applicable.
Stay tuned for more information. Small businesses can review EPA’s Final Risk Evaluation for TCE or signup to get email alerts via EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act page.
Jeremy Hancher is the EMAP Program Manager located at the Widener University SBDC. He holds over 15 years of experience in environmental compliance, environmental policy, and program management. He is proud to be the team lead of the award-winning EMAP program which provides free and confidential environmental assistance to the Pennsylvania small business community in fulfillment of the requirements of the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act and Section 507 of the federal Clean Air Act.
In 2015, Jeremy was part of the team effort when EMAP was recognized by US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for Outstanding Accomplishments by a State Small Business Environmental Assistance Provider in Providing Technical Environmental Assistance to the Small Business Community. Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate from the Wharton School.