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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK63 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Implementing Statutory Addition of Certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting 
Abstract:

On December 20, 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) was signed into law. Among other provisions, section 7321 amends section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) to include certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on the EPCRA section 313 list of reportable toxic chemicals as of January 1, 2020. Specifically, the NDAA identifies 14 chemicals by name and/or chemical abstracts service registry number (CASRN) in section 7321(b) and identifies additional PFAS listed as (1) an active chemical substance in the February 2019 update to the TSCA Inventory released by EPA under section 8(b)(1) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); and (2) subject to (as of December 20, 2019), the requirements in 40 CFR 721.9582 or 721.10536. This action will amend the EPCRA regulations to reflect the statutory addition of the PFAS chemicals covered by the NDAA to the list of chemical substances subject to reporting for the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11023 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 31311 Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills; 314110 Carpet and Rug Mills; 324110 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 423220 Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers; 561740 Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Daniel R. Bushman
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Mail Code 7410 M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0743
Email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov

David Turk
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 2844T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1527
Email: turk.david@epa.gov