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Glycol Ethers
On August 2, 2000, EPA redefined the Glycol Ethers category of the Clean Air Act. As described in the Federal Register FRL-6843-3 , "this action deletes each individual compound in a group called the surfactant alcohol ethoxylates and their derivatives (SAED) from the glycol ethers category in the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAP)..." [More about the current definition]
On November 29, 2004, EPA amended "the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) contained in section 112(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act by removing the compound ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE) (2-Butoxyethanol) (Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) No. 111-76-2) from the group of glycol ethers" as described in the Federal Register FRL-7841-8 .

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The entire glycol ethers compilation is available for viewing and / or printing. The entire list consists of over 4500 compounds and may take a while to load. Printing this list will consume a fair amount of paper.



This compilation is by no means exhaustive. As new compounds are identified that meet the glycol ether definition, they will be added to the compilation.


For more information related to glycol ether compounds, please contact:
Jim Bowyer, Ph.D.
Telephone 919-715-7484
Fax 919-715-0890
Jim.Bowyer@ncdenr.gov