Priority Chemicals

Manufacturers selling certain categories of children's products in Maine containing any of Maine’s priority chemicals, in an amount greater than de minimis, and who have not already reported to the Department, must do so within 30 days of the product’s availability in Maine.

If you are a consultant, lab, or other business entity submitting reports on behalf of a manufacturer, please list the name of the manufacturer in the email subject line.
The Contact Person listed on the reporting form must be an individual who is capable of paying the fee invoice on behalf of the reporting manufacturer, preferably located within the United States. Contact information must include a full name and current email address. To ensure efficient processing, it is important that the contact person listed is aware of the report submitted and has the expectation that a fee invoice will be issued to them prior to a report being submitted.

Forms are provided in Microsoft Excel format and include two tabbed worksheets of information: one provides basic instructions, the other is the fillable form. Please download, complete, and submit electronically to the Safer Chemicals Program at kerri.malinowski@maine.gov

Please note: State Agency Rules are maintained by the Secretary of State in MS Word format, with all DEP chapters available here.

Regulation of Chemical Use in Children’s Products: Chapter 880 (Word format)

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Fees; Chemical Use in Children’s Products: Chapter 881 (Word format)

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► Affected manufacturers are required to pay a fee to the Department. See Fee Structure for more detail.

Regulated Priority Chemicals

Arsenic: Requires manufacturers using arsenic in certain children’s products to file a report with the Department.

Report Form: Arsenic (Excel format)

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Bisphenol A: Prohibits the sale of reusable food and beverage containers made with BPA; Prohibits the sale of baby food packaging and infant formula packaging made with BPA; Requires manufacturers using BPA in toys, child care articles, and tableware to file a report with the Department.

Reporting Guidance for BPA, NP, NPE Rule 882/883 guidance (pdf format)

Report Form: BPA Infant Formula Baby Food Containers (Excel format)

Report Form: BPA Toys Childcare Tableware (Excel format)

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Cadmium: Requires manufacturers using cadmium in certain children’s products to file a report with the Department.

Report Form: Cadmium (Excel format)

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Flame Retardants: Requires manufacturers or distributors intentionally adding decabromodiphenyl ether (deca BDE) and/or hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) to certain children’s products to file a report with the Department.

Report Form: deca BDE report form (Excel form)

Report Form: HBCD report form (Excel form)

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Formaldehyde: Requires manufacturers using formaldehyde in certain children’s products to file a report with the Department.

Report Form: Formaldehyde (Excel format)

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Mercury: Requires manufacturers using mercury in certain children’s products to file a report with the Department.

Report Form: Mercury (Excel format)

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Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates: Requires manufacturers using NP/NPE in household and commercial cleaning products, cosmetics and personal care products, and home maintenance products to file a report with the Department.

Report Form: NP NPE Cleaning Products Home Maintenance (Excel format)

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PFOS or its Salts
Requires manufacturers or distributors intentionally adding PFOS or its salts to certain children’s products to file a report with the Department.

Report Form: PFOS or its Salts (Excel form)

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Phthalates: Requires manufactures using one of the four phthalates listed in rule in certain children’s products to file a report with the Department.

Report Form: Phthalates (Excel format)

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