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EPA Proposes New Category for EPCRA Section 313 Reporting

Posted on 11/16/2016 by Roger Marks

In today’s Federal Register, US EPA proposed to add the chemical category nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to the list of chemicals that require reporting under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, or EPCRA.

NPEs are used in many industries to manufacture cleaning products, adhesives, paints, detergents, and more and in processes in industries such as water treatment, textile, metal working, oil field operations, and pulp and paper mills.

EPA is proposing to add NPEs to the list of chemicals subject to EPCRA Section 313 reporting requirements because the Agency believes some NPEs may break down into substances that are toxic to aquatic life.
EPCRA chemical inventory reporting


What Is EPCRA Reporting?

 
Under EPCRA, companies that manufacture, import, or use certain hazardous chemicals in amounts that exceed thresholds set by EPA must submit reports on their chemical inventory. To read more about EPCRA Tier I, Tier II, and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting, read 
Know Your EPCRA Reporting Responsibilities.

Comments on EPA's proposed addition of NPEs to the list of chemicals subject to EPCRA reporting are due to EPA by January 17, 2017. The rulemaking Docket ID number is EPA–HQ– TRI–2016–0222,


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