Citizen Petition under TSCA Section 21 to Prohibit 6PPD in Tires
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a petition for rulemaking submitted by Earthjustice on behalf of the Yurok Tribe, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. Petitioners assert that 6PPD, a chemical used in tires, is responsible for decimating salmon and steelhead trout populations in the Pacific Northwest. The EPA will begin gathering more information on 6PPD and will issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act.
[To accompany Agency Update "EPA Grants PFR Seeking Regulation of Tire Chemical Linked to Lethal Effects on Salmon and Trout in the Pacific Northwest" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 214]