REACH has it’s CoRAP (Community Rolling Action Plan) list and now EPA has a Work Plan list of 83 chemicals selected under a new prioritization scheme. Read all about it here. They seem to have dropped the “Action Plan” lingo. Now they are looking at 7 hot chemicals for 2012:
- Antimony and Antimony Compounds
- HHCB (1,3,4,6,7,8-Hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta[g]-2-benzopyran)
- Long-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins
- Medium-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins
- Methylene Chloride
Where will the agency go with the boatload of priority chemicals – who knows? Reporting rules under section 8, test rules under section 4, “voluntary” market deselections, dreaded section 6 control rules…. There’s a ton of authority under TSCA to do something today if they’ll actually work the plan and not go crazy trying to ban them all. WIll companies raise a ruckus? You bet. So what?
Let the rulemaking begin!
EHS Strategies, Inc. can help you figure out what to do if your chemicals are on the list.