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Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program

Chromite Ore from the Transvaal Region of South Africa

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Rule Summary

EPA granted a petition to delete both chromite ore mined in the Transvaal Region of South Africa and the unreacted ore component of the chromite ore processing residue (COPR) from the reporting requirements under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) and Section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA).

Rule History

On January 26, 1998, EPA received a petition from Elementis Chromium LP (ECLP) requesting that EPA delete from the chromium compounds category both chromite ore mined in the Transvaal Region of South Africa and the unreacted ore component of the COPR. 

After reviewing the petition and the available data, EPA determined that there are no human health or environmental hazard concerns for this particular chromite ore that meet the toxicity criterion of EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(A), (B), or (C). EPA then granted the delisting petition. 

Additional Resources

Final Rule (PDF)(8 pp, 188 K, About PDF)
Proposed Rule (PDF) (6 pp, 223 K, About PDF)

Compliance

While EPA delisted this specific chromite ore and the unreacted ore component of COPR from reporting under EPCRA Section 313, all other chromium compounds contained in the COPR continue to be reportable.