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Petitions to the Office of Environmental Information

This page makes available petitions for rulemaking received by the Office of Environmental Information 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 February 9, 2015.

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
January 23, 2015 American Chemistry Council (ACC) Ethylene Glycol Ethers Panel The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA)

Petitioners requested removal of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE) from the “Certain Glycol Ethers” chemical category of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) chemical list. Petitioners assert that available scientific data indicate EGBE poses low potential hazards to human health and the environment. EGBE is primarily used as a solvent in paints, coatings, inks, metal cleaners, liquid household cleaners, and other products. Read the petition.

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