EPA Announces New Toxics Release Inventory  (TRI)
                         Reporting Requirements for
       Persistent Bio accumulative Toxic  (PET)  Chemicals

                        New Rule Effective January 1,2000
Onpctober29,1999(64FR58666)EPApublisheda  The final rule also added vanadium compounds to the
finalruleundersectionSlSofmeEmergencyPlanning    EPCRA sections 13 lis  -  mUmCOmpOundstome
and Community Right-to-Know Actof 1986 (EPCRA),  expandedthe listing for
whichlowerSti1eEPCRAsection313(i.e.TRI)report-  fumeanddustqualifier. inenewnst
f^^SS  .forcertamPerslstentbioaccumulative      (except when contained in an alloy)
toxic (PBT) chemicals andadds certain other PBT      f"                      
chemicals to the EPCRA section 313 list of toxic
chemicals. Therulealso includes modifications to certain
reporting exemptions andrequirements for the chemicals
newly subjecttothe lower reporting thresholds. These
PBT chemicals are of particular concern not only
because they are toxic butalso because they remain in
the environment for longperiods of time, are notreadily
                                ,
 destroyed, and build up or accumulatein body tissue.

 The new rule is effective January 1, 2000.
 Therefore, the new requirements apply for
 TRI reports on releases and waste man-
 agement for the year 2000, which must be
 submitted to the Agency by July 1, 200L

 EPAhas eliminated the de minimis exemptionforthe
 PBT chemicals in the table below. However, this action
 willnotaifecttheappUcabiliiyofthecfem/n/OTw exemp-
 tion to the supplier notification requirements (40 CFR
 372.45(d)(l)). EPAhas also excluded all PBT chemi-
 cals from eligibility forthe alternate thresholdofl million
 poundsforreportingonFomAandeliminatediange
. reporting foron-site releases and transfers off-site for
 furtherwastemanagementforthePBT chemicals
 affectedbythisrule. Inlhenewrule EPA has also
 provided guidance on the level of accuracy expected to
 bereportedforPBT chemicals.

 EPAisdevelopingreportingguidancefordioxinand
 dioxin-like compounds and otherPBT chemicals.
 Someofthis guidance willbeavailablebeginning in
 January,2000ontheTRIhomepageat
 httoy/www.epagov/tri.
                                                  WHAT IS TRI AND HOW CAN I
                                                 OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION?
 The Toxics Release Inventory Program was estab-
 lishedunder section 313 of the Community Right-to-
 Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA). It requires certain
 facilities in covered SIC codes to report their releases
 of certain toxic chemicals to the state andfederal
 goveramentsiftheymanufacture,process,orother-
 wiseusemore than established threshold quantities of
 TRI-listed chemicals. Priortothisnewnilemakingon
 PBTs the threshold quantities were 25,000 pounds for
 manufacture or processing, and 10,000 pounds for
 "otherwiseuse"of TRI-listedchemicals. This
 rulemakingadds certainpersistent, bioaccumulative
 toxic chemicals (PBTs) to the list andreduces the
 reporting thresholds for thosePBTsand some others
 on the TRI list. For more information on TRI,
 including covered chemicals, SIC codes, guidance
 and other information see the TRI homepage at
 http://www.epa.gov/tri. For specific questions
 regardingreporting under TRI, including ques-
 tions concerning whether or not you need to
 report, contact the EPCRA hotline at 1-800-535-
 0202, in Virginia and Alaska: 703-412-9877 or
 toH free TDD: 1-800-553-7672.
Followingis the list ofPBT chemicals affectedby the
newrule,andmeirnewreportingthresholds. The
PBT chemicals newly added to the EPCRA section
313 listoftoxic chemicals are indicated by an asterisk.

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Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic Chemicals covered by
                    the October 29, 1999 Rule
Chemical Name or Chemical Category
Aldria
Benzo(gjh,i)perylene*
Cblordane
Dioxinand dioxin-like compounds category*1
Heptachlor
Hexachlorobenzene
Isodrin
Methoxychlor
Octacblorostyrene*
Pendimethalin.
Pentacblorobenzene*
Polycyclic aromatic compounds category*2
Polychlorinatedbiphenyls (PCBs)
Tetrabromobisphenol A*
Toxaphene
Trifluralin
Mercury
Mercury compounds
CASRN
309-00-2
191-24-2
57-74-9
NA
76-44-8
118-74-1
465-73-6
72-43-5
29082-74-4
40487-42-1
608-93-5
NA
1336-36-3
79-94-7
8001-35-2
1582-09-8
7439-97-6
NA
Section 313 Reporting Threshold (in
pounds unless noted otherwise)
100
10
10
0.1 gram
10
10
10
100
10
100
10
100
10
100
10
100
10
10
 'manufacturing; and the processing or otherwise use of dioxin and dioxin-like compounds if the
 dioxin and dioxin-like compounds are present as contaminants in a chemical and if they were
 created during the manufacturing of that chemical

  zTwo chemicals benzo(j,k)fluorene (206-44-0) and 3-methylcholanthrene (S5-49-5) were added to
 this category.

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