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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AR93 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Air Quality: Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds -- Exclusion of Benzotrifluoride 
Abstract:

This direct final with parallel proposal would revise EPA's definition of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) for purposes of preparing State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. The action would add benzotrifluoride (also known as trifluorotoluene, CASNR 98-08-8) to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of VOC on the basis that this compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. VOC exemption petition submitted by Kowa American Corp. (Prior: OCC) on 7/29/12.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7602(s)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2017 
Direct Final Rule  08/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Souad Benromdhane
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code C539-07,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-4359
Email: benromdhane.souad@epa.gov

Robert Wayland
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code C539-07,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-1045
Email: wayland.robertj@epa.gov