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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK89 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Regulation of Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals Under TSCA Section 6(h); Reconsideration and Extension of Certain Compliance Dates 
Abstract:

TSCA required EPA to take expedited action on certain persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals. To meet that requirement, in December 2020, EPA issued final rules to reduce exposure to five PBT chemicals, a critical step in the Agency's efforts to protect the health of Americans - including children, workers, and the environment. The Agency is in the process of broadly re-examining how it intends to implement the provisions of amended TSCA, including determining how new executive orders and other Administration priorities will be addressed. EPA is also aware of concerns about these rules, including implementation issues, that have been raised by a range of stakeholders and may consider additional measures, approaches, or revisions that build upon the steps taken thus far. In consideration of the new executive orders and the recently raised concerns, EPA solicited public comments on the final rules. EPA specifically requested comments addressing: (1) whether further exposure reductions could be achieved, including for potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations and the environment; (2) implementation issues associated with these final rules; and (3) additional or alternative measures or approaches that should be considered. EPA also specifically sought public comment on specifics of recently raised issues regarding the compliance date for the prohibition on the processing and distribution of PIP (3:1) for use in articles, and PIP (3:1)-containing articles. EPA intends to address compliance date issues in this action. If EPA determines to further amend the recent final rules, EPA will address those amendments in one or more future Regulatory Agenda entries.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 751   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2605 Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  09/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/frank-r-lautenberg-chemical-safety-21st-century-act-0#pbt  
Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 2070-AK34, Related to 2070-AK58, Related to 2070-AK59, Related to 2070-AK60, Related to 2070-AK61 
Agency Contact:
Cindy Wheeler
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7404T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0484
Email: wheeler.cindy@epa.gov

Niva Kramek
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7405M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-4830
Email: kramek.niva@epa.gov