By John J. Kowalski, CHMM
On September 30, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule to add a nonylphenol category to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 and Section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990. EPA is adding this chemical category to the EPCRA Section 313 list because the Agency has determined that it meets the EPCRA Section 313(d)(2)(C) toxicity criterion.
EPA had proposed to add nonylphenol as a category defined by a structure. However, based upon comments that it received on the proposed rule, which was published on June 20, 2013, the Agency decided to list nonylphenol as a delimited category including only those chemicals listed below.
The final rule took effect on September 30, 2014. It shall apply for the reporting year beginning January 1, 2015, for which reports are due on July 1, 2016.
Environmental Protection Agency. “Addition of Nonylphenol Category; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting.” Federal Register 78 (20 June 2013): 37176-37186. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-20/pdf/2013-14754.pdf
Environmental Protection Agency. “Addition of Nonylphenol Category; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting.” Federal Register 79 (30 September 2014): 58686-58693. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-30/pdf/2014-23255.pdf