EPA finalizes delayed industrial cleaning wipe rule

The regulation could save businesses as much as $27.8 million each year, the EPA predicted.

“The rule reduces costs for thousands of businesses, many of which are small businesses, while maintaining protection of human health and the environment,” said Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator for the EPA’s solid waste office, in a statement.

Stanislaus said that he had ”heard directly from stakeholders about the benefits of this rule and the need to finalize it.”

In April, representatives from the graphic design and printing industry met with White House and EPA officials. 

The EPA first proposed the rule in 2003 and issued a revised proposal in 2009.