Frequent Questions

Is ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE) reportable?

Effective November 29, 2004, EPA amended the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) contained in §112(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) by removing the compound ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE), also known as 2-Butoxyethanol (Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Number 111-76-2) from the group of glycol ethers. Is EGBE still subject to EPCRA §313 TRI reporting under the “certain glycol ether” chemical category?

Although EGBE was removed from the list of HAPs under the CAA regulations, it was not removed from the TRI toxic chemical list. Therefore, it continues to be a part of the “certain glycol ethers” category of chemicals subject to TRI reporting.

Additional information for reporting glycol ethers under TRI is available in the document entitled Toxics Release Inventory - List of Toxic Chemicals within the Glycol Ethers Category (EPA745-R-00-004) at the following URL:

www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/documents/2000glycol.pdf

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