On June 10, 2011, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) released its 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC), which outlines chemicals that may pose a hazard to human health by virtue of their carcinogenity. Has EPA added any of the new chemicals from the 12th RoC to the EPCRA §313 TRI toxic chemical list?
On November 7, 2013, EPA published a final rule adding ortho-nitrotoluene to the list of EPCRA §313 chemicals (78 FR 66848). After reviewing the 12th RoC, EPA concluded that ortho-nitrotoluene meets the EPCRA §313(d)(2)(B) statutory listing criteria because it is “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” This final rule is effective November 29, 2013, and will apply for the 2014 reporting year (reports due July 1, 2015).
Additional information regarding the final rule, including the Federal Register notice, is available at the following URL: