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By: SiliconExpert on September 7th, 2021

EPA: New Rules on PBT Chemicals and Extension for PIP (3:1)

In January 2021 the EPA released final risk management rules restricting the use of five PBT chemicals to reduce exposure and protect human health and the environment. 

However, on March 2021, the EPA announced it was reviewing the original risk management rules through an open public comment period.  The EPA was specifically seeking comment on any aspect of the final PBT rules and PIP (3:1) compliance dates for use in article. 

 

New Rules on PBT Chemicals 

This month the EPA announced its intent to propose new rules for final risk management for the five persistent, bio accumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals that are under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  These new rules are intended to limit the impact to the environment and body due to prolonged exposure to these toxic chemicals. The anticipated issuing of these new rules is expected in the Spring of 2023.   

The current provisioning of risk management rules initiated in January 2021 will remain in effect while the EPA works on these new rules. 

 

PIP (3:1) Compliance Date Extension, Reduce Pressure on Supply Chains 

The EPA has extended certain compliance dates for PIP (3:1) to March 8, 2022.  This extension has been made in an effort to ensure key consumer and commercial goods supply chains have minimal disruption. 

This reduces the pressure put on by the original compliance date from the January 2021 ruling, allowing manufacturers more time to meet compliance standards. The EPA has also indicated further extensions are coming. 

 

How will this impact your supply chain?

SiliconExpert has the data and expertise to help you identify: 

          ✓ Potential impacted components 

          ✓ Impact status (Impacted/Possibly Impacted/Not Impacted)

          ✓ Cross-reference replacements for products affected 

Contact SiliconExpert today for custom analysis!

Note: View our on demand webinar “Latest Updates on US Regulation for Managing Toxic Substances, TSCA Reform and 5 PBTs Restrictions”.
 

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