● The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 12, 2022, has proposed to ban the ongoing use of chrysotile asbestos, the only known form of asbestos currently imported into the United States

● EPA also proposed to ban Asbestos use due by June 13, 2022

●EPA proposes under Section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing, distribution in commerce, and commercial use of chrysotile asbestos in bulk or as part of chrysotile asbestos diaphragms used in the Chlor-alkali industry and chrysotile asbestos-containing sheet gaskets used in chemical production

● They announced that the ban will take 2 years to be effective

●The ban will be inclusive of chrysotile asbestos-containing brake blocks used in the oil industry, aftermarket automotive chrysotile asbestos-containing brakes/linings, and other chrysotile asbestos-containing vehicle friction products (not including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Super Guppy Turbine aircraft use), and other chrysotile asbestos-containing gaskets.

Reference: http://www.tscablog.com/

Reach out to our regulation experts on product regulatory compliances