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Document Title/Subject:
Glycol Ethers: Category Redefinition: Fact Sheet
Related Documents:
Final rule; 65 FR 47342
Signed by:

Signature Date: July 24, 2000

Contact:
Dr. Roy L. Smith
919-541-5362

Filename(s):
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3/fact_sheets/glycolfs.pdf

URL(s):

 

Regulatory Authority:
Title 3
Division/Director:
Emission Standards Division (OAQPS) / Sally Shaver
Submitted By:
smith.roy
OGC Contact:
Timothy Backstrom
OGC Phone#:
202-564-5572
Internet Contact:
Jeff Clark
Document Type:
Fact Sheets,
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
AIR
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Toxics
Keywords:
Emissions
Hazardous air pollutants
HAP
Hazardous waste identification
Glycol ethers
Terms:
Air pollutants
CERCLA or Superfund
Clean Air Act
CAA
Abstract:
This is a fact sheet summarizing the July 24, 2000 final rule revising the Clean Air Act's definition of glycol ethers to exclude surfactant alcohol ethoxylates and their derivatives. The revision exempts only the group of glycol ethers known as surfactant alcohol ethoxylates and their derivatives from potential regulation as toxic air pollutants. Surfactant alcohol ethoxylates and their derivatives are used by the detergent manufacturing industry as active ingredients in industrial and consumer products such as soaps, detergents, and other cleaning products. This rule also removes these compounds from designation as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund.

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