The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the process of collecting comments on the modification of a final rule affecting the processing, use and distribution of PIP 3:1 for use in products and articles. AEM has been working closely with members, aligned associations, global organizations, and other key stakeholders to draft comments for the EPA before the May 17 submission deadline

Register Now: May 6 Member Webinar to Review Comments

To help our members learn more about latest developments on the PIP 3:1 issue, the AEM Regulatory Team will host a member webinar on May 6 to review the following:

  • Brief background on PIP 3:1 issue
  • Draft comments to EPA from AEM
  • AEM efforts to align comments with other industries and organizations
  • How individual members can provide comments directly to EPA

Click to register for webinar:  https://updates.aem.org/acton/form/7024/009d:d-0001/0/-/-/-/-/index.htm

Please share this message with the appropriate leaders on your teams and encourage them to participate in our May 6 webinar to learn more.

Background Information

PIP 3:1, a flame retardant and plasticizer, is a widely used chemical with hazardous properties that are new to most of us and has not been listed as a harmful chemical in EU REACH. “decaBDE” and similar products have already been designed out of most new products due to European regulations. (Some may be found in parts inventories.) PIP 3:1 is regularly used as a flame retardant where plastics are exposed to high temperatures, including wire harnesses, switches, engine compartments, insulation, etc.

If you have questions, please contact AEM's John Wagner at jwagner@aem.org.

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