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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AK26 Publication ID: Spring 2010 
Title: Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-Depleting Substances: N-Propyl Bromide 
Abstract: This rule would make a determination as to whether n-propylbromide (nPB) is an acceptable substitute for Class I and Class II ozone-depleting substances used in aerosol solvent and adhesives end uses. If found acceptable, this would provide industry with another alternative to solvents with higher ozone depletion potential. An acceptability determination could include specific conditions on the use of nPB as a solvent, such as limiting the specific applications in which it may be used to those with low emissions and requiring exposure limits that would be sufficient to mitigate risk and that are consistent with industry practices. Any conditions would be for the purpose of ensuring that nPB is used in a manner that is as safe and environmentally protective as other available substitutes. OSHA does not currently regulate nPB. If we determine that nPB cannot be used safely in a specific end use, as compared with other substitutes available for that end use, we would find it unaccceptable. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414    42 USC 7601    42 USC 7671 to 7671q   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM 1  06/03/2003  68 FR 33283   
NPRM 1 Comment Period End  08/04/2003    
NPRM Correction  10/02/2003  68 FR 56809   
NPRM 2--Adhesives  05/30/2007  72 FR 30168   
NPRM 2--Adhesives Comment Period End  07/30/2007    
Final Action  09/00/2010    
Additional Information: SAN No. 4599; EPA publication information: NPRM1 -; Split from RIN 2060-AJ58. The previous ANPRM was under SAN No. 3525; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2002-0064.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 32615 Urethane and Other Foam Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing; 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing; 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333 Machinery Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Margaret Sheppard
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
6205T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9163
Fax:202 343-2338

Melissa Fiffer
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9464
Fax:202 343-2342

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