EPA to Move Forward on Proposed Rule for N-Propyl Bromide

Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel to discuss EPA’s potential proposed rulemaking for n-propyl bromide (1-Bromopropane) under TSCA §6(a).


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EPA is holding a meeting of the Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel on May 11, 2021 to discuss EPA’s potential proposed rulemaking for n-propyl bromide (1-Bromopropane) under TSCA §6(a). NASF and two of its members have been designated as small entity representatives (SREs) and were invited to participate in this meeting.

SREs as part of the SBAR Panel, which is composed of federal government employees from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, and the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs are asked for input to better understand and evaluate considerations such as the types and number of small entities to which the proposed rule may apply; the impact of compliance requirements of the proposed rule; identification, to the extent practicable, of all relevant Federal rules which may duplicate, overlap, or conflict with the proposed rule; and a description of any significant alternatives to the proposed rule which accomplish the stated objectives of applicable statutes and which minimize any significant economic impact of the proposed rule on small entities.

The SBAR Panel will consider the verbal and written comments from EPA’s pre-panel outreach meeting in early November 2020, in addition to your verbal and written comments on or following this May 11 meeting, and will prepare a report for the EPA Administrator on potential ways to reduce impacts to small entities that may arise from this rulemaking.  Following this input, EPA will draft a proposed rule to identify management options for n-propyl bromide that protect human health and the environment and will minimize impacts on small businesses.  For more information of this process, please contact Jeff Hannapel with NASF at jhannapel@thepolicygroup.com.

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This update is courtesy of the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF). For more information or to become a member, visit nasf.org.