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Regulatory Context

nPB is relatively new on the market, and has received minimal regulatory attention to date.


The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) program has added nPB to the list of toxic or hazardous substances.Starting in 2010, facilities with 10 or more full time employee equivalents that manufacture or process 25,000 pounds or more of nPB per year, or otherwise use 10,000 pounds or more per year, are required to report on their use and to conduct toxics use reduction planning. For more information about facility responsibilities under the TURA program, see: http://www.mass.gov/dep/toxics/toxicsus.htm and Additional Regulatory Considerations table.


Environmental Protection Agency. Q and A: 2007 Final and Proposed Regulations for n-Propyl Bromide (nPB). Accessed 1/15/2011, at: http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/solvents/2007nPBRegsQA.html.

European Commission Joint Research Center, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, European chemical Substances Information System. CAS# 106-94-5. Accessed 1/25/2011, at:  http://ecb.jrc.ec.europa.eu/esis/index.php?GENRE=CASNO&ENTREE=106-94-5

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Proposition 65. Notice to Interested Parties, December 3, 2004. Accessed 1/25/2011, at:http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/prop65_list/files/1bromonote1204.pdf