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Regulatory Flexibility for Small Entities

Potential SBAR Panel: 1-Bromopropane Risk Management Rulemaking under the Toxic Substances Control Act

About the Rule

What is the Implication of the Proposed Action on Small Entities? 

After issuing the final risk evaluation for 1-bromopropane under section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is taking the next step in the process by moving to risk management. This process requires EPA to develop regulations to protect public health from the unreasonable risks found in the final risk evaluation. 

Entities potentially regulated by this rulemaking include those relevant to 16 conditions of use that EPA determined present an unreasonable risk, including most commercial uses of 1-bromopropane (such as solvents for vapor degreasing and cleaning, adhesives, dry cleaning solvents, cleaners for metal and electronic components, and automotive care products like brake cleaner and air conditioning fluid), one type of processing of 1-bromopropane, and all but one consumer uses (aerosol spray degreasers/cleaners, spot/stain removers, adhesives used in arts and crafts, and automobile care products like air conditioning system cleaners). A full list of conditions of use subject to this rulemaking is in the non-technical summary of the 1-bromopropane risk evaluation.

Additional information about the 1-bromopropane risk management rulemaking under TSCA is available on EPA’s web site:

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How Can I Learn More? 

While the opportunity to participate on this Panel has passed, you will have the chance to submit comments concerning this rulemaking during the standard public comment period commencing after publication of the notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register 

Semiannual updates about the development status of the rulemaking are available on: