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Flame Retardant Alternatives for HBCD Partnership - Milestones

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Milestones - Past and Projected Completion/Projected
Completion Date
Partnership kickoff meeting Completed April 5, 2011
Finalize Project Scope (PDF) (1pg, 12K, About PDF) Completed April 2011
Finalize the identification of alternative flame retardants (PDF) (1pg, 14K, About PDF) Completed May 2011
Posted draft report "Draft Flame Retardant Alternatives for Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) (PDF)" (199pp, 2.31MB) for public review and comment September 2013
Posted final report "Flame Retardant Alternatives for Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) (PDF)" (230pp, 1.76MB) June 2014
What's New with DfE?

June 12, 2014 -- EPA issued the final DfE alternatives assessment for HBCD. Read more.


January 29, 2014 - EPA, through DfE, issued:


January 23, 2014 -- EPA updated DfE’s Safer Chemical Ingredients List (SCIL), adding 50 chemicals – bringing the number of safer fragrance chemicals to 150 and the total number of safer chemicals to nearly 650.

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