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Petitions to the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

This page makes available petitions for rulemaking received by the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention on or after January 1, 2013. For the purposes of this page, the agency has posted incoming communications styled as "petitions" for generally applicable, national rulemakings. Petitions provided as comments in a publicly available rulemaking docket are not reproduced here. Additional petitions will be added on an ongoing basis as they are received or identified; petitions on this page were last updated on May 16, 2017.

The presence of a petition on this page does not indicate an EPA decision to grant or deny the petition. Any regulatory action that follows as a result of a petition for rulemaking would still be shaped by the typical outreach used by the agency to gather stakeholder input, and is still subject to any applicable notice and comment requirements. Petitions for rulemaking from other offices.

 
Date Received Petitioners Related Statutes Description
April 28, 2017 Center for Food Safety, et al Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) This petition from 11 petitioners, dated April 26, 2017, asks that EPA amend or issue a formal re-interpretation of, the Treated Article Exemption, 40 C.F.R. §152.25(a), to clearly communicate that systemic pesticidal seeds intended to kill insect pests of the plants are not included under the Treated Article Exemption and are therefore subject to FIFRA’s requirements. Read the petition.
January 6, 2017 Earthjustice and six other non-governmental organizations TSCA Section 21 The petition asks that EPA issue an order under TSCA Section 4 requiring that exposure and hazard testing be conducted by manufacturers and processors of three chlorinated phosphate ester (CPE) flame retardant chemicals. Read the petition.
December 21, 2016 National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and the American Farm Bureau Federation Agricultural Worker Protection Standard The petition asks that the Agency amend the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard by postponing the effective date. Read the petition.
December 13, 2016 Earthjustice, the Natural Resources Defense Council and five other non-governmental organizations TSCA Section 21 The petition asks that EPA issue an order under TSCA section 4 requiring that testing be conducted on the flame retardant Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA). Read the petition.
November 29, 2016 American Bird Conservancy Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) The petition asks that EPA revise the rules governing incident reporting under FIFRA. Read the petition.
November 23, 2016 Fluoride Action Network, Food & Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, and Moms Against Fluoridation TSCA Section 21 The petition asks that EPA promulgate a rule pursuant to TSCA section 6 to prohibit fluoridation chemicals as drinking water additives. Read the petition.
 
July 28, 2016 Center for Biological Diversity

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

The petition asks that the Agency require all applicants and registrants to provide data on the potential synergistic effects of pesticides during the registration and registration review processes. Read the petition.
October 7, 2015 Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group TSCA Section 21 The petition asks that the Agency initiate a rulemaking under TSCA to establish a process to amend the list of natural sources of oil and fat in the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) nomenclature system. Read the petition.
June 30, 2015 Center for Biological Diversity and Donn J. Viviani, Ph.D. TSCA Section 21 The petition asks that the Agency regulate anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide under TSCA. Read the petition. 
June 24, 2015 Natural Resources Defense Council and  Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association TSCA Section 21 The petition asks that the Agency promulgate reporting rules for mercury manufacturing, processing, and importation under TSCA. Read the petition.
January 23, 2015 American Chemistry Council (ACC) Ethylene Glycol Ethers Panel Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) The petition asks that the Agency remove ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE) from the “Certain Glycol Ethers” chemical category of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) chemical list. Read the petition.
October 21, 2014 Biobased Renewable Products Advocacy Group TSCA Section 21 The petition asks that the Agency initiate a rulemaking to amend the TSCA Section 8 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) partially exempted chemical list to add “biodiesel” as a chemical category for partial exemption. Read the petition.
July 29, 2014 Center for Biological Diversity TSCA Section 21 The petition asks that the Agency promulgate regulations governing the safe treatment, storage and disposal of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), vinyl chloride and associated dialkyl- and alkylarylesters of 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, commonly known as phthalate plasticizers. Read the petition.
October 31, 2013 National Center for Healthy Housing, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Lead and Environmental Hazards Association, and National Association of Lead and Healthy Homes Grantees TSCA Section 21 The petition asks that the Agency promulgate a rule pursuant to TSCA Section 8(d) requiring property managers, building owners, and contractors disturbing paint on public and commercial buildings to submit to EPA certain records related to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s construction standard for lead. Read the petition.
April 22, 2013 J. William Hirzy TSCA Section 21 The petition asks that the Agency exercise authority under TSCA to prohibit the use of Hydrofluosilicic Acid (HFSA) as a water fluoridation agent in the U.S. Read the petition.

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