REACH has it’s CoRAP (Community Rolling Action Plan) list and now EPA has a Work Plan list of 83 chemicals selected under a new prioritization scheme.  Read all about it here.  They seem to have dropped the “Action Plan” lingo.  Now they are looking at 7 hot chemicals for 2012:

  • Antimony and Antimony Compounds
  • HHCB (1, 3, 4,6,7,8-Hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta[g]-2-benzopyran)
  • Long-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins
  • Medium-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins
  • Methylene Chloride
  • N-Methylpyrrolidone
  • Trichloroethylene

Where will the agency go with the boatload of priority chemicals - who knows?  Reporting rules under section 8, test rules under section 4, "voluntary" market deselections, dreaded section 6 control rules....  There's a ton of authority under TSCA to do something today if they'll actually work the plan and not go crazy trying to ban them all.   WIll companies raise a ruckus?  You bet. So what?

Let the rulemaking begin!


EHS Strategies, Inc. can help you figure out what to do if your chemicals are on the list.


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