EPA seeks information on regulating 1-bromoproane as a Hazardous Air Pollutant

In June 2020, EPA announced it granted a public petition to add 1-bromopropane (1-BP) to the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This is the first time that a substance will be added to the HAP list since the initial list was established by the 1990 CAA Amendments. The addition of 1-BP to the HAP list could have immediate regulatory compliance impacts to facilities that emit 1-BP.

EPA is now soliciting information to help understand the regulatory consequences of this listing. EPA has issued an ANPRM seeking data and information on 1-BP usage, emission controls, and costs to inform the process to address the implementation of the upcoming listing action. EPA will host a webinar for small businesses on June 23 and has tentatively scheduled an industry stakeholder meeting on June 29.