NACAA Comments on Draft n-PB Notice

March 13, 2017 – NACAA has submitted comments on EPA’s Draft Notice “Granting Petitions to Add n-Propyl Bromide to the List of Hazardous Air Pollutants,” which was published in the Federal Register on January 9, 2017 (82 Federal Register 2354.)  In this notice EPA asked for public comment on a draft notice to grant a petition to add n-Propyl Bromide (n-PB) to the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) in Section 112 of the Clean Air Act.  In the letter, NACAA stated that the petitioners in this case have satisfactorily established that n-PB meets the criteria for listing as a HAP and that EPA should grant the petition to add it to the HAP list under Section 112.  NACAA noted that n-PB is a pollutant of great concern and that the National Toxicology Program has included it on its list of substances that are “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.”  Furthermore, the use of n-PB is increasing and several state and local agencies are now regulating it.  NACAA believes the protections from the adverse impacts from exposure to n-PB should be available to the public nationwide.