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EPA Issues Prepublication Final Rule for Small Chamber Correlations

EPA issued today a prepublication draft of the long awaited final rule amending TSCA Title VI Section 770.20(d)(2)(i) to clarify that EPA will allow correlations to be done either by the ASTM E-1333-14 large chamber test method, or upon a showing of equivalence, the ASTM D6007-14 small chamber test method.  The final rule also updates multiple references to outdated consensus standards, as was done in the earlier proposed rule.  The rule will become effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register.  CPA will track this closely and alert members regarding the final publication date, which could be as early as tomorrow.   

With this amendment now in place, mills that have relied on small chamber tests for their correlations should now be able to seek third-party certification and begin producing to the standard under the EPA’s early labeling provisions.  For those mills that have questions, please feel free to contact either Ed Deomano or Gary Heroux.  See: EPA Final Rule Prepublication Draft.   More info: Jackson Morrill

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