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EPA/OEI RIN: 2025-AA42 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: ●Toxics Release Inventory Addition of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is evaluating whether to add hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) to the list of chemicals reportable under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (i.e., the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)). HBCD is a brominated flame retardant found worldwide in the environment and wildlife. Human exposure is evidenced from its presence in breast milk, adipose tissue and blood. It bioaccumulates and biomagnifies in the food chain. It persists, is transported long distances in the environment, and is highly toxic to aquatic organisms. HBCD is also of concern for certain chronic human health effects. The EPA has developed an Action Plan to address concerns for releases of HBCD to the environment. The Action Plan includes the initiation of rulemaking to add HBCD to the TRI.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 11023   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11001 et seq. Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2015 
Final Rule  08/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Daniel Bushman
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Environmental Information
7410M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0743
Fax:202 566-0677

Nicole Paquette
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Environmental Information
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0642
Fax:202 566-0677