PIP (3:1)

As a follow-up to the September 2021 announcement on the path forward for five rules restricting the use of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the compliance dates related to articles containing phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)), along with associated recordkeeping requirements, until October 31, 2024. As industries continue to identify sources of PIP (3:1) in their supply chains and pursue alternatives, EPA’s extended deadline will ensure the continued availability of important industrial equipment and consumer electronics, including cellular telephones and laptop computers.

ECIA continues in collaboration with NAM and is following this important EPA action that will impact component manufacturers, especially those in the supply chain for electro-mechanical components.

03/11/2021 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)