Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker

Revision to Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds - Exclusion of Methyl Iodide (And Possibly Methyl Bromide)

a.k.a. VOC Exclusion - Methyl Iodide

RIN: 2060-AP22 (What's this?)

Docket No.: EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0350 (What's this?)

Current Phase: Pre-Proposal (What's this?)

This action proposes to revise EPA's definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC) for purposes of preparing State implementation plans (SIPs) to attain the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone under title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

This proposed revision would add methyl iodide to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of VOC on the basis that these compounds make a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. This action may also propose to add methyl bromide to this list.

NPRM: Published in FR00/0000 (projected)

Potential Effects

Environmental Justice
This rulemaking involves a topic that is likely to be of particular interest to or have particular impact upon minority, low-income, tribal, and/or other vulnerable populations because:

  • The topic is likely to have the following impact: These populations believe the action is likely to impact them.

Local Governments
Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

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  • Likely to have any adverse economic impact on:
    • small businesses

State Governments
Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

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Citations & Authorities

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR 51

Legal Authority
42 USC 7602(s)