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EPA/OEI RIN: 2025-AA42 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Toxics Release Inventory Addition of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) 
Abstract: The 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 world-wide 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 and 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: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final 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:
Action Source Description Date
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/02/2016  81 FR 35275   
Final Rule  03/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Daniel Bushman
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Environmental Information
2842T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0743
Fax:202 566-0677

Larry Reisman
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Environmental Information
2844T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0751