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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK97 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: ●Changes to Reporting Requirements for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting 
Abstract:

EPA is proposing to add all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) to the list of Lower Thresholds for Chemicals of Special Concern (Chemicals of Special Concern). The addition of the PFAS to the Chemicals of Special Concern list will eliminate the use of the de minimis exemption, eliminate the option to use Form A, and will limit the use of range reporting. In addition, EPA is proposing to eliminate the use of the de minimis exemption under the Supplier Notification Requirements for facilities that manufacture, or process all chemicals included on the Chemicals of Special Concern list. Chemicals of Special Concern may be found in products below de minimis levels, this is especially true for PFAS which are used at low concentrations in many products. However, because of the widespread use of PFAS and their (or their degradants) persistence in the environment even concentrations below de minimis levels can contribute significantly to environmental loading. The elimination of the de minimis exemption for supplier notification purposes will help facilities to identify potential sources of PFAS and other Chemicals of Special Concern. EPA believes that the elimination of the de minimis exemption under the Supplier Notification Requirements for PFAS and other Chemicals of Special Concern will result in a more complete picture of the releases and waste management quantities for these chemicals.

 
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 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 372   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11023    42 U.S.C. 11048   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2022 
Final Rule  06/00/2023 
Additional Information: .
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
David Turk
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7410M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1527
Email: turk.david@epa.gov

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