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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AH08 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: ●Rulemaking for Alternate Extraction Methods for PCBs 
Abstract:

EPA is pursuing a regulatory change to update the available options for extraction methods for PCBs. The Agency will analyze the available information and request public comment on the extraction efficiency of other currently available PCB extraction methods in solid matrices (e.g. Automated Soxhlet Extraction (EPA Method 3541), Microwave Extraction (EPA Method 3546), Pressurized Fluid Extraction (EPA Method 3545A)), to inform the Agency's decision-making on the inclusion of additional extraction methods in the PCB regulations. EPA also plans to analyze the potential use and effectiveness of a Performance-Based Measurement System (PBMS). In addition to updating the available options for extraction methods for PCBs, the agency is also developing technical fixes for inclusion in the regulatory action. The technical fixes for inclusion in the rule will mostly be minor, technical in nature, and not intended to change or create new policy.

 
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 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 761   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2605 Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution; 2212 Natural Gas Distribution; 2362 Nonresidential Building Construction; 54138 Testing Laboratories 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer McLeod
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
Mail Code 5303P, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8459
Email: mcleod.jennifer@epa.gov

Karen Swetland-Johnson
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
Mail Code 5303P, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8421
Email: swetland-johnson.karen@epa.gov