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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK73 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: ●1-Bromopropane; Rulemaking Under TSCA Section6(a) 
Abstract:

Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to address unreasonable risks that the Administrator has determined are presented by a chemical substance under the conditions of use. Following a risk evaluation carried out under the authority of TSCA section 6, EPA has determined that 1-bromopropane presents unreasonable risks of injury to health. EPA is initiating rulemaking under TSCA section 6 to address these unreasonable risks. EPA's risk evaluation, describing the conditions of use and presenting EPA's determinations of unreasonable risk, is in docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2019-0235, with additional information in docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0741.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 751   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2605 Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  TSCA section 6(c) NPRM to publish in the FR not later than 1 year after publication of the final risk evaluation, 40 CFR 702.49(b)(3)  08/12/2022 
NPRM  Statutory  TSCA section 6(c) NPRM to publish in the FR not later than 1 year after publication of the final risk evaluation, 40 CFR 702.49(b)(3)  08/12/2021 

Statement of Need: Following a risk evaluation carried out under the authority of TSCA section 6, EPA has determined that 1-bromopropane presents unreasonable risks of injury to health. EPA is initiating rulemaking under TSCA section 6 to address these unreasonable risks. Risks were identified for a majority of the conditions of use including processing into a formulation; use as solvent in industrial and commercial cleaning and degreasing, including vapor degreasing, cold cleaning and spray and aerosol degreasers; use in adhesives and sealants; use in dry cleaning and spot cleaning for clothing; use in several specialty spray/aerosol applications, as well as most consumer uses.

Summary of the Legal Basis: Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to address unreasonable risks that the Administrator has determined are presented by a chemical substance under the conditions of use.

Alternatives: Decisions related to this analysis are still in process and not available for this rule.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits: Decisions related to this analysis are still in process and not available for this rule.

Risks: As identified in the risk evaluation, 1-BP presents an unreasonable risk under to health of workers and occupational non-users during occupational exposures, and to consumers and bystanders during exposures to consumer uses. The unreasonable risk determinations are based on developmental toxicity from acute exposures, and developmental toxicity and cancer from chronic exposures, from inhalation and dermal exposures to workers and consumers, and inhalation exposures to occupational non-users and bystanders.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2021 
Final Rule  08/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/risk-evaluation-1-bromopropane-1-bp  
Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Ana Corado
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Mail Code 7408M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-0140
Email: corado.ana@epa.gov

Joel Wolf
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7405M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-0432
Email: wolf.joel@epa.gov