“EPA is adding 16 chemicals to the list of toxic 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 of 1990 (PPA). These 16 chemicals have been classified by the National Toxicology Program in their Report on Carcinogens as ‘reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.’ EPA has determined that these 16 chemicals meet the EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(B) criteria because they can reasonably be anticipated to cause cancer in humans.” (Federal Register, November 26, 2010).

The added chemicals are:

42397–64–8                                    42397–65–9

1,6-Dinitropyrene                          1,8-Dinitropyrene

7496–02–8                                      57835–92–4

6-Nitrochrysene                             4-Nitropyrene

81–49–2                                           3296–90–0

1-Amino-2,4-Dibromoanthraquinone                 2,2-bis(Bromomethyl)-1,3-propanediol

110–00–9                                         556–52–5

Furan                                                Glycidol

78–79–5                                           93–15–2

Isoprene                                          1,2-dimethoxy-4-(2-propenyl)-benzene

91–23–6                                           75–52–5

2-Nitroanisole                                 Nitromethane

77–09–8                                           116–14–3

Phenolphthalein                             Tetrafluoroethylene

509–14–8                                         75–02–5

Tetranitromethane                        Vinyl Fluoride

For reporting thresholds and further details regarding the chemicals added, go to: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-29627.pdf

The rule is effective November 30, 2010 and applies to the reporting year beginning January 1, 2011.