Economic Analysis for the Proposed Section 4 Test Rule for c-Pentabromodiphenyl Ether, c-Octabromodiphenyl Ether, and c-Decabromodiphenyl Ether.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a chemical test rule under section 4(a)(1)(A) of the Toxic Substances Control Act that applies to three commercial mixtures of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs): c-pentrabromodiphenyl ether (c-pentaBDE), c-octabromodiphenyl ether (c-octaBDE), and c-decabromodiphenyl ether (c-decaBDE), and would require manufacturers, importers and processors to conduct testing on these mixtures. This report estimates the costs and benefits of the proposed test rule.
|Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics|
|Office of Economic and Policy Analysis|
|Economics Exposure and Technology Division|
|Economic Impact Assessment|
|Abt Associates Inc.|