1-Bromopropane (nPB) added to List of Chemicals Subject [US]

On November 23, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register that adds 1-Bromopropane (nPB) to the list of chemicals subject to annual reporting requirements under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

The EPA proposed adding nPB to the list chemicals subject to annual reporting earlier this year in response to a report generated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services known as the 13th Report on Carcinogens, which found that the chemical was “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen”.

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Entities that manufacture, possess, or otherwise use nPB above the reporting threshold will be required to submit chemical data to the EPA via the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Form.  This final rule became effective on November 30, 2015 and applies to the reporting year beginning January 1, 2016 for reports due on July 1, 2017.

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Sources:

Final Rule: Addition of 1-Bromopropane; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting, Federal Register, 80 FR 72906, November 23, 2015.

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