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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AD05 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: 1-Bromopropane (1-BP) Standard 

1-bromopropane (1-BP, also known as n-propyl bromide (nPB)) is an organic solvent used within adhesive formulations, metal surface cleaning operations, and as a solvent in the dry cleaning industry. In 2014, OSHA issued a hazard alert because occupational exposure to 1-BP has been linked to neurological illnesses. 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 PEL or comprehensive rule.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously 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
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  12/00/2016 
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