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Chapter 888: Designation of Four Members of The Chemicals Class Phthalates as Priority Chemicals

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Concise Summary:

The proposed rule would designate four members of the chemical class phthalates as priority chemicals and require reporting for certain product categories that contain one or more of these regulated phthalates. The rule would apply to manufacturers of specified product categories that contain intentionally added di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), or diethyl phthalate (DEP). This draft rule is proposed by citizen petition, which was received by the Department on May 14, 2014. In order to make the originally proposed draft rule more consistent with currently effective rules implemented by the Safer Chemicals Program, and to better align the proposed rule with Maine law, the Department has made substantial changes to the originally proposed draft. This public notice provides an opportunity for public review and comment regarding those changes.

Agency contact:
Kerri Malinowski
17 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
(207) 215-1894

Public hearing: 30 Day Comment Period

Public noticed: January 14, 2015

Comment deadline: February 17, 2015, 5:00 PM

Adoption Meeting: r-w

Effective Date: June 22,2015