Risk Evaluation for Perchloroethylene
Perchloroethylene (also known as ethene, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloro, tetrachloroethylene and PCE) is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that is used as a solvent in a wide range of industrial, commercial and consumer applications. The primary use for perchloroethylene is to produce fluorinated compounds, such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), as a solvent in dry cleaning, and vapor degreasing solvents. Other uses include in a variety of commercial and/or consumer products such as automotive care products, cleaning and furniture care products, lubricants and greases, adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings.
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- Problem Formulation for perchloroethylene risk evaluation under amended TSCA
- Scope of perchloroethylene risk evaluation under amended TSCA
- CASRN: 127-18-4
- Initiated: December 19, 2016
- Docket: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0732
This problem formulation refines the scope of the perchloroethylene risk evaluation by clarifying the chemical uses that EPA expects to evaluate and describing how EPA expects to conduct the evaluation. This is an important interim step prior to completing and publishing the final risk evaluation. The problem formulation document will be available for comment until August 16, 2018 in the docket listed above.
This scope document includes the hazards, exposures, conditions of use, and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations EPA expects to consider in its risk evaluation of perchloroethylene conducted pursuant to TSCA Section 6(b)(4).
- Read the scope document for perchloroethylene under amended TSCA
- View the supplemental files for the perchloroethylene scope document:
After releasing the scope documents, the dockets for each of the first 10 chemicals were open for public comments. Read EPA’s Responses to Public Comments Received on the Scope Documents for the First Ten Chemicals for Risk Evaluation under TSCA. This document addresses cross-cutting public comments received in response to EPA publishing the scope documents.