On September 12, 2017, EPA held a Public Workshop on the Use of Methylene Chloride in Furniture Refinishing, in collaboration with the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy, at the EPA Region 1 Headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. Federal and state governments, industry professionals, furniture refinishing experts, non-government organizations, and academic experts, among others, discussed the role of methylene chloride in furniture refinishing, potential alternatives, economic impacts, and other issues identified in EPA’s January 2017 proposed rule on methylene chloride, which deferred action on the use of methylene chloride in commercial furniture refinishing.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Agenda for September 12, 2017, EPA Public Workshop on Use of Methylene Chloride in Furniture Refinishing in collaboration with the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy (PDF)(4 pp, 130 K)
- EPA Presentation on Background and the Proposed Rule (PDF)(29 pp, 335 K, September 12, 2017)
- Presentation by Gregory Morose, Safer and Effective Alternatives to Methylene Chloride For Paint Stripping Products (PDF)(15 pp, 2 MB, September 12, 2017)
- Presentation by Katy Wolf, Safer Alternatives to Methylene Chloride Paint Strippers for Furniture Refinishing (PDF)(20 pp, 2 MB, September 12, 2017)
- Presentation by Caleb P. Hemphill, Non-Chemical Paint Removal Alternatives in a Small Shop Setting (PDF)(14 pp, 2 MB, September 12, 2017)
- Presentation by Guy Woods, Green’s Liquid Remover Product Label (PDF)(1 pg, 2 MB, September 12, 2017)
- Presentation by Dennis Shireman, Methylene Chloride in Furniture Refinishing; WM Barr and Company, Inc. (PDF)(14 pp, 2 MB, September 12, 2017)