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EPA Backpedals on Pruitt’s Timing for Paint Stripper Restrictions

May 21, 2018, 8:56 PM

A final rule restricting some uses of a paint stripper will soon be sent to the White House for review, the EPA says, backpedaling on the timing of that action recently described by agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to send a final methylene chloride rule to the Office of Management and Budget shortly, the agency said May 21 in an emailed reply to questions sent last week.

Pruitt told an Senate Appropriations panel May 16 that the agency had already sent a rule prohibiting consumer and commercial paint stripping uses for methylene chloride...

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