EPA Rescinds Burn-off Oven Rules

The US Environmental Protection Agency has retracted new rules for burn-off ovens used in the finishing industry after a federal judge refused to grant them an extension in a lawsuit over the Clean Air Act.  The EPA in February announced that it was stripping out the proposed rules on burn-off ovens – used by coaters to remove powder coating and paints from racks – because of protests from the industry when the proposed regulations were first announced last fall.  Contact your local AIC Finishing Specialist or click here for additional information on adding or updating burn-off ovens to your finishing operation. (Source: pfonline.com)