Risk Evaluation for N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP)
N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP), also called n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone or 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, is a solvent used in a wide range of industrial and commercial applications, such as petrochemical processing, plastics, coatings (i.e., resins, paints, finishes, inks and enamels), electronics and other chemical manufacturing, paint removal, and industrial and consumer cleaning. NMP is found in several consumer products, including paint removal products, auto care products, home cleaning products, and arts and craft materials.
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Scope of NMP Risk Evaluation under Amended TSCA
- CASRN: 872-50-4
- Initiated: December 19, 2016
- Docket: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0743
This scope document includes the hazards, exposures, conditions of use, and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations EPA expects to consider in its risk evaluation of NMP conducted pursuant to TSCA Section 6(b)(4). EPA will publish and take public comment on a Problem Formulation document for NMP which will refine the current scope, as an additional interim step, prior to publication the draft risk evaluation. This problem formulation is expected to be released within approximately six months of publication of the scope documents.
- Read the scope document for NMP under amended TSCA
- View the supplemental files for the NMP scope document:
Review of NMP Prior to the Lautenberg Act
Prior to the Lautenberg Act, EPA began the review of NMP and published the following information.