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Regulatory Flexibility for Small Entities

Potential SBAR Panel: Cyclic Aliphatic Bromide Cluster (HBCD) 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 the cyclic aliphatic bromide cluster (HBCD) 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 and the environment from the unreasonable risks found in the final risk evaluation.
Entities potentially regulated by this rulemaking include those relevant to six conditions of use that EPA determined present an unreasonable risk. They include import container repackaging, processing into polystyrene masterbatch, processing into polystyrene insulation for buildings, recycling of polystyrene insulation, installation of polystyrene insulation in buildings, and demolition and disposal of polystyrene insulation. A full list of conditions of use subject to this rulemaking is in the non-technical summary of the HBCD risk evaluation. 
Additional information about the HBCD risk management rulemaking under TSCA is available on EPA’s Risk Management for Cyclic Aliphatic Bromide Cluster (HBCD) website.

How Can I Learn More? 

While the opportunity to participate on this Panel may have 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: