Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether; Community Right-To-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting

On 24 September, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a petition to remove ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE) from the category Certain Glycol Ethers under the list of chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990. EPA has reviewed the available data on this chemical and has determined that EGBE does not meet the deletion criterion of EPCRA section 313(d)(3). Specifically, EPA is denying this petition because EPA’s review of the petition and available information resulted in the conclusion that EGBE meets the listing criterion of EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(B) due to its potential to cause serious or irreversible chronic health effects in humans, specifically, liver toxicity and concerns for haematological effects. Further information on the petition is available in the federal register at: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/10/08/2015-25674/ethylene-glycol-monobutyl-ether-community-right-to-know-toxic-chemical-release-reporting

Federal Register, 8 October 2015 ;http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr ;