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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AD05 Publication ID: Fall 2015 
Title: ●1-Bromopropane (1-BP) Standard 
Abstract:

1-bromopropane (1-BP, also known as n-propyl bromide) is an organic solvent used within adhesive formulations, metal surface cleaning operations, and as a solvent in the dry cleaning industry.  Worker exposures to 1-BP were the subject of intense media scrutiny (NYT, NPR) in recent years because workers in the furniture industry with high exposures developed severe neurological effects including persistent leg weakness, numbness, headache, dizziness, eye irritation and difficulty concentrating.  Animal studies have also shown effects on the male and female reproductive systems, liver, and hematopoietic systems.  In October 2014, the National Toxicology Program classified 1-BP as reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.  There is no OSHA PEL for 1-BP.  An RFI would allow the agency to explore the need for a new PEL or comprehensive rule. 

 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information  08/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William Perry
Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-3718,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-1950
Fax:202 693-1678
Email: perry.bill@dol.gov