EPA Issues Draft Revisions to its Risk Determination for Color Index Pigment Violet under the Toxic Substance Control Act

On March 7, 2022, EPA published a draft revision to its risk determination for Color Index Pigment Violet 29 (PV29). Common uses of PV29 include use as an intermediate to create or adjust color of other perylene pigments, incorporation into paints and coatings primarily in the automobile industry, incorporation into plastic and rubber products primarily in automobiles and industrial carpeting, use in merchant ink for commercial printing, and use in consumer watercolors and artistic color. Previously, in January 2021, EPA made use-specific determinations of unreasonable risks for workers and occupational non-users associated with the manufacture, processing, industrial/commercial use, and disposal for this chemical, but as a result of recent policy changes, EPA is replacing its condition of use-specific unreasonable risk determinations with a determination of unreasonable risk for PV29 as a whole chemical substance. EPA is also removing the assumption of personal protective equipment use by workers in its risk evaluation, but it will not change anything for this risk determination.

Comments are due on April 21, 2022.

Read the revised risk determination and submit comments.

Advocacy contact: Tabby Zeb at (202)798-7405 or email tayyaba.zeb@sba.gov.

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