EPA Proposes to Ban the Use of Chrysotile Asbestos in the United StatesOn November 22, 2022 by Schnader in Publications
Cary Stewart Sklaren published an alert, “EPA Proposes to Ban the Use of Chrysotile Asbestos in the United States.”
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing to move forward with its intent to promulgate regulations pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) “prohibiting ongoing uses of the only known form of asbestos currently imported into the U.S.,” namely chrysotile. The EPA first issued the proposal in April, 2022. Among the current products continuing to use chrysotile are asbestos diaphragms, sheet gaskets, brake blocks, aftermarket automotive brakes/linings, and other vehicle friction products and other gaskets imported into the U.S.