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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AS26 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Petition to Add n-Propyl Bromide to the List of Hazardous Air Pollutants 

The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires EPA to regulate compounds that are listed as air toxics, also known as hazardous air pollutants (HAP). Air toxics are those pollutants known, or suspected, to cause cancer and other serious human health problems. The CAA allows the EPA to consider petitions to modify the list by adding or removing substances. Individuals seeking to add a substance must demonstrate the substance is an air pollutant and that emissions, ambient concentrations, bioaccumulation, or deposition of the substance are known to cause or may reasonably be anticipated to cause adverse effects to human health or adverse environmental effects. The Agency received two petitions to add n-Propyl Bromide to the HAP list from the Halogenated Solvents Industry Alliance in October 2010 and from the State of New York in November 2011. Once the EPA receives a petition, it conducts two reviews: (1) A completeness review, to determine whether there is sufficient information on which to base a decision; and (2) a technical review, to evaluate the merits of the petition. The petitions were determined to be complete and a notice of receipt of a complete petition was published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2015. A draft action seeking comments on the technical review of the petitions and on the EPA's initial determination of granting the petitions was published January 19, 2017. This action considers comments on the technical review and proceeds with the determination of the petitions.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  02/06/2015  80 FR 6676   
Notice  01/09/2017  82 FR 2354   
Notice  01/00/2020 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0471
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
John Schaefer
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-0296
Fax:919 541-1039

William H. Lamason
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D205-02,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone:919 541-5374