TRI National Analysis

Source Reduction Activities for Chemicals to be Evaluated under TSCA in the 2015 TRI National Analysis

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In November 2016, EPA announced the first ten chemicals it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform. Most of these ten chemicals are Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)-listed chemicals where TRI data are currently available, as shown in the table below. Two  of these chemicals – 1-bromopropane and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) – have been recently added to the TRI chemical list and reporting will begin in 2017 and 2018, respectively. 

Chemicals to be Evaluated TRI-listed Chemical?
1,4-Dioxane Yes
1-Bromopropane Yes; reporting starts in 2017
Asbestos Partially; reportable only if in the friable form
Carbon Tetrachloride Yes
Cyclic Aliphatic Bromide Cluster Partially; HBCD reporting starts in 2018
Dichloromethane (also called Methylene Chloride) Yes
N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) Yes
Pigment Violet 29 No
Trichloroethylene (TCE) Yes
Tetrachloroethylene Yes

TRI can provide valuable information to the TSCA evaluation such as the types of source reduction activities that TRI filers have implemented to reduce the quantity of the chemical generated as waste, as shown in the figure below.


This page was published in January 2017 and uses the 2015 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2016.

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