by John J. Kowalski, CHMM
On July 29, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a proposed rule, under Section 6(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), to address five persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals. Under the proposed rule, EPA would impose certain prohibitions and recordkeeping requirements upon the four PBT substances identified in the table below.
|Abbreviation||Chemical Name||CAS RN|
|PIP (3:1)||Phenol, isopropylated, phosphate (3:1)||68937-41-7|
The Agency would also impose certain downstream notification requirements upon PIP (3:1). In addition, EPA evaluated the uses of Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD), but is proposing no regulatory action for this substance.
You may be affected by this proposed rule if you manufacture, import, process, distribute in commerce, or commercially use 2,4,6-TTBP, DecaBDE, PCTP, PIP (3:1), or products containing these chemicals. Finally, this proposed rule triggered the export notification requirements under TSCA Section 12(b) for 2,4,6-TTBP, DecaBDE, PCTP, PIP (3:1), and products containing these chemicals. Comments on the proposed rule must be received on or before September 27, 2019.
Recommended Action Items
- Review the proposed rule; and
- Consider submitting comments on or before September 27, 2019.
Environmental Protection Agency. “Regulation of Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals Under TSCA Section 6(h).” Federal Register 84 (29 July 2019): 36728-36760. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-29/pdf/2019-14022.pdf
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