Additional Chemical Category Proposed for TRI List

EPA is proposing to add a diisononyl phthalate category to\r\nthe list of toxic chemicals included in the annual Toxics Release\r\nInventory reporting.

EPA is proposing to add a diisononyl phthalate (DINP) category to the list of toxic chemicals included in the annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting.

The proposal is in response to a petition by the non-profit Washington Toxics Coalition, which contends that DINP causes cancer, systemic toxicity, developmental toxicity and endocrine disruption.

EPA reviewed the petition and available data and preliminary determined that DINP meets the listing criteria and that there is sufficient evidence that chemicals in the DINP category may cause cancer or other serious irreversible chronic liver, kidney or developmental toxicity in humans.

The listing was proposed under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on Sept. 5. Comments must be received by EPA on or before Dec. 4.

by Virginia Sutcliffe

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