PIP (3:1)

ECIA, in collaboration with NAM, is following an important EPA action that will impact component manufacturers, especially those in the supply chain for electro-mechanical components. The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the chemical phenol, isopropylated, phosphate (3:1) (PIP 3:1) poses a risk to the public and has banned the use of the chemical. The ban was scheduled to go into effect on March 8, 2021. Due to the incredibly short compliance window and because PIP has not been regulated elsewhere in the world, it posed a major challenge to identify its potential presence in supply chains. The ECIA is working with NAM and taking steps to help members understand what the implications of the ban will be and what members should be doing now to mitigate the risk.

03/11/2011 NAM Release: Averting a Compliance Crisis

03/08/2021 EPA Release: EPA Seeks Public Comment on Protecting Human Health and the Environment from PBT Chemicals

03/08/2021 EPA Memo: No Action Assurance

03/09/2021 ECIA Press Release: ECIA Alerts Members on Coming EPA Ban of PIP 3:1

03/05/2021 Inside TSCA: Manufacturers Seek PBT Rules

08/2017 EPA Document: Preliminary Information on Manufacturing, Processing, Distribution, Use, and Disposal: Phenol, isopropylated, phosphate (3:1)