New EPA rule targets carpets containing perfluorinated chemicals

11/5/2013 | Lexology.com (free registration)

Companies must notify the Environmental Protection Agency before producing or importing certain perfluorinated chemicals that are used to make and treat carpeting, according to a significant new use rule published by the agency. The Toxic Substances Control Act rule marks a departure from the EPA's customary focus on chemicals rather than on items that contain the chemicals because it targets both perfluorinated chemicals and the carpets that contain them, lawyer Caleb Holmes writes.

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