Testing of Bisphenol A

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0812
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Bisphenol A (BPA), a high production volume chemical, is a reproductive, developmental, and systemic toxicant in animal studies and is weakly estrogenic. Following consideration of public comments received on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) published July 26, 2011, EPA will determine whether to develop a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on testing requirements under consideration. As discussed in the ANPRM, the NPRM would identify specific protocols for toxicity testing to determine the potential for BPA to cause adverse effects in environmental organisms at low concentrations, and/or identify specific protocols for environmental sampling and monitoring to determine whether potentially sensitive organisms may currently be exposed to concentrations of BPA in the environment that are at or above levels of concern for adverse effects, including endocrine-related effects.
RIN: 2070-AJ83
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 799
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-term Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 15 USC 2603
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
ANPRM07/26/201176 FR 44535
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OPPT

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Sep 26, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/26/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0812-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/26/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0812-0014
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/26/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0812-0015
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/26/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0812-0016


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Comments Received*
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Proposed Rule
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Long Term Action
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Agency Contact
Mary Dominiak
202 564-8104
7405M, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
Rebecca Edelstein
7406M, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
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