Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Review - EPA Publishes TSCA Health Data Request NPRM – 3-26-24

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (89 FR 20918-20924) on “Certain Existing Chemicals; Request To Submit Unpublished Health and Safety Data Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)”. The NPRM would amend 40 CFR 716.21(a), by adding a new paragraph (11) containing 16 new chemicals that would be subject to the health and safety data reporting requirements of §716.

The new chemicals include:

4,4-Methylene bis(2-chloraniline) (CASRN 101–14–4),

4-tert-octylphenol(4-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl)-phenol) (CASRN140–66–9),

Acetaldehyde (CASRN75–07–0),

Acrylonitrile (CASRN 107–13–1),

Benzenamine (CASRN 62–53–3),-

Benzene (CASRN 71–43–2),

Bisphenol A (CASRN 80–05–7);

Ethylbenzene (CASRN 100–41–4),

Naphthalene (CASRN 91–20–3),

Vinyl Chloride (CASRN 75–01–4),

Styrene (CASRN 100–42–5),

Tribomomethane (Bromoform) (CASRN 75–25–2),

Triglycidyl isocyanurate; (CASRN 2451–62–9),

Hydrogen fluoride (CARN 7664–39–3),

N-(1,3-Dimethylbutyl)-N′-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine (6PPD) (CASRN 793–24–8), and

2-anilino-5-[(4-methylpentan-2-yl) amino]cyclohexa-2,5-diene-1,4-dione (6PPD-quinone) (CASRN 2754428–18–5).

Public Comments

The EPA is soliciting public comments on the proposed rule. Comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (www.Regulations.gov; Docket No EPA-HQ-OPPT-2023-0360). Comments should be submitted by May 28th, 2024.


For more details about the provisions of this NPRM, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - https://patrickcoyle.substack.com/p/epa-publishes-tsca-health-data-request - subscription required.

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