US- Amendment of Reporting List of CHCC
The list expanded with 20 chemicals while 3 have been removed. The rules become effective on 31 October 2017. This following tables highlight the amendments that have been made.
Added following 20 chemicals to the list of CHCCs
|80-09-1||Bisphenol S (BPS)|
|84-61-7||Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)|
|84-69-5||Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)|
|115-86-6||Triphenyl phosphate (TPP)|
|117-82-8||Di-(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate (DMEP)|
|126-72-7||Tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate (TDBPP)|
|126-73-8||Tri-n-butyl phosphate (TNBP)|
|131-18-0||Dipentyl phthalate (DPP)|
|335-67-1||Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and related substances|
|620-92-8||Bisphenol F (BPF)|
|1241-94-7||Ethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate (EHDPP)|
|1330-78-5||Tricresyl phosphate (TCP)|
|13674-84-5||Tris (1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TCPP)|
|26040-51-7||Bis (2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (TBPH)|
|38051-10-4||Bis(chloromethyl)propane-1, 3-diyl tetrakis-(2-chloroethyl) bis(phosphate)(V6)|
|68937-41-7||Isopropylated triphenyl phosphate (IPTPP)|
|84852-53-9||Decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE)|
|85535-84-8||Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP)|
Removed 3 chemicals from the list of CHCCs
|7439-98-7||Molybdenum & molybdenum components|
Separated the listing of nonylphenol as below
|84852-15-3||4-Nonyl phenol branched|
- Set a single annual reporting date consistent with reporting in other states;
- Made other minor amendments that include:
- Updated the reporting schedule to remove obsolete phase-in requirements.
- Used the term “de minimis” to refer to existing minimum chemical reporting levels.
- Clarified that resubmission of identical annual data (copy and paste) is sufficient, instead of a letter to Ecology confirming no changes from the previous annual report.
- Updated chemical names to be consistent with terminology in the product testing database.
US - CPSC issued final rule on Phthalates
Children’s toys are defined by the CPSIA as products designed or intended by the manufacturer for play by a child of 12 years old or younger. Child care articles are consumer products designed or intended to facilitate sleep or feeding of child age 3 and younger, or to help children with sucking or teething.
There are eight restricted phthalates at concentration of more than 0.1% or 1000ppm by the new rule:
- diisononyl phthalates (DINP);
- di-n-pentyl phthalates (DPENP);
- di-n-hexyl phthalates (DHEXP)
- dicyclohexyl phthalates (DCHP)
- diisobutyl phthalates (DIBP)
- di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalates (DEHP)
- dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
- benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
The new rule also removed the interim prohibition of DNOP and DIDP as CPSC has determined these 2 phthalates do not cause adverse effects or other risks attendant to their use are low.