1998 EPCRA 313 Q&A, Question # 393

393. Do the toxic chemical categories such as nickel compounds include all compounds, even those that have not been associated with adverse health effects? What is the authority for this decision?
The EPCRA Section 313 list established by Congressional legislation included categories. EPA interprets these listings to mean all compounds of nickel, for example, regardless of whether specific toxicological problems have been identified for a specific compound in the category. However, EPA may grant, and has granted, petitions to delete specific compounds from a category if the Agency determines that the compound does not meet the listing criteria.

Additional Details

Question # 393 Source EPCRA Section 313 Questions and Answers (Revised 1998 Version) (PDF)(306 pp, 3.4 MB, November 1998)
ID 98-393 Status Archived
Category 3. Determining Whether or Not to Report: Listed Toxic Chemicals Subcategory 3.A. General Questions
Keyword(s) Chemical Category (Compound Category), Health Effects
Updated Q&A Question Number 17
Prior Q&A [Archived] Question Number 273, 1997 EPCRA 313 Q&A
Prior Source: [Archived] Question Number 273, 1997 EPCRA 313 Q&A: Chemical Categories-Health Effects. Type of Change: Minor - Minor edits are those edits which only involve non-substantive additions or deletions of words to provide clarity in the Question and Answer. Description of Substantive Edits: NA - NA indicates no substantive edits were made to the original Question and Answer.