Public comment is requested on rules to reduce exposure to PBT chemicals including three FRs: Deca-BDE, HBCD, TIPPP. Deadline for input is 17th May 2021. Deca-BDE is prohibited in the USA from January 2022 (sale of articles to which Deca-BDE has been added), with longer deadlines for some applications and an exception for recycling of Deca-BDE containing plastics. TIPPP (Tris (4-isopropylphenyl) phosphate) and its use were banned in January 2021, with exceptions in some uses. HBCD and its use were banned in January 2021, with no use exceptions other than disposal as waste fuel. The EPA requests input to justify possible exceptions to these bans, conform to the US regulatory obligation (TCSA) to implement bans of such PBT (persistent bioaccumulative toxic) chemicals “as soon as practicable”.
“EPA requests comment on PBT chemicals”, deadline for input 17th May 2021 https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/21038-epa-requests-comment-on-pbt-chemicals