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PFOA Stewardship Program Baseline Year Summary Report



Background

As part of their commitment to the 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Program, the eight participating companies agreed to submit baseline data on their facility emissions and product content of PFOA and related chemicals by October 31, 2006. Progress toward the goals of the program, including a 95 percent reduction in emissions and product content by 2010, will be measured against these baseline data.

EPA has summarized the baseline data submitted by all the participating companies in their public reports in the two tables that appear below. Additional information may be obtained by viewing the specific company reports in the docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0621.

As a means of measuring reductions, the PFOA Stewardship Program Reporting Guidance suggested that individual companies use year 2000 data as the baseline for their company's emissions and product content information. Companies that did not have year 2000 data available were to use as a baseline the nearest year for which data were available. In addition, to account for all of their operations or products, some companies used more than a single baseline year. Please note that these tables present baseline year figures, not a report of current conditions.

Accompanying their baseline data submissions, two companies, 3M/Dyneon and DuPont, also submitted information on the reductions in emissions and product content that they have already achieved. Both of these submissions can be found in docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0621 as documents EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0621-0022 and EPA-HQ-OPPT-2006-0621-0019, respectively. All of the companies will submit progress reports to the docket in October 2007 on reductions achieved to date from the baseline year figures, and EPA will post tables summarizing those progress reports to this website.

Contents of Table 1 and Table 2

In the Stewardship Program, companies were requested to provide data on both their United States and global operations. Table 1 contains data for manufacturing sites in the United States, and for products manufactured in the United States. Table 2 contains data for manufacturing sites located outside the United States, and for products that are manufactured outside the United States. The tables are posted lower down on this page. Download the Baseline Summary Tables here in (PDF) (4 pp, 27.3 K)

Read more on the PFOA Stewardship Guidance Document for complete information on reporting.

Table 1 - U.S. Operations

Company Baseline Year Chemical Category Emissions Product Content
Releases to all media from FP and Telomer manufacturing (kg) kg of release / kg of product produced Dispersions (ppm wet-weight basis) Other Fluoropolymers (ppm dry-weight basis) Telomers (ppm dry-weight basis, unless stated otherwise)
Arkema

" "
1999

" "
PFOA and Higher Homologues

" "
›10,000-100,000
" "
For FP Production:
(›0.1-1) kg/100 kg

" "
›500-1,000

" "
›70-150

" "
Not Applicable

" "
Precursors
Not Applicable
Asahi
2000
PFOA and Higher Homologues
5,230
For FP Production:
<1 kg / 100 kg
1,364
CBI
Not Applicable
Precursors
Not Applicable
Ciba
2002
PFOA
30 kg
(total for emissions and product content)
Higher Homologues
27 kg
(total for emissions and product content)
Precursors
‹6 kg
(total for emissions and product content)
Clariant
2005
Not Applicable
Daikin
2000
PFOA
CBI
For FP Production:
0.14 kg / 100 kg
420
14
1
(wet-weight basis)
For Telomer Production:
8.4E-6 kg / 100 kg
Precursors and Higher Homologues
CBI
For Telomer Production:
0.034 kg / 100 kg
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
11,000
(wet-weight basis)
DuPont
2000,
2003*,
2004**
PFOA
49,400
Not Reported
970*
340
496 kg (global total product content in all product produced)** Direct precursors are C8 Telomer A iodide and the 8-2-8 Telomer B alcohol ester of PFOA
Precursors
CBI
CBI
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
65 kg (global total product content in all product produced)**
3M/Dyneon
1999
PFOA
1,700
For FP Production:
1 - 10 kg / 100 kg
4,300
Not Reported
Not Applicable
Solvay Solexis
2000
PFOA and PFOA Salts
1000 - 10,000
For FP Production:
0.1 - 1 kg/100 kg
1,500 - 1,700 (for PFOA, its Salts, and Higher Homologues)
140 - 170 (for PFOA, its Salts, and Higher Homologues)
Not Applicable
Higher Homologues
1000 - 10,000
For FP Production:
0.1 - 1 kg/100 kg
Precursors
Not Applicable
0
0
0

*, **: In the DuPont report, different baseline years were used for certain product lines. Figures marked with asterisks (*, **) correspond to the baseline years identified with matching asterisks in the second column.
"Not Applicable" indicates that the data element did not apply to the specific company's operations in the area covered by the table.
"Not Reported" indicates that the company did not provide a figure for the specific data element.

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Table 2 - Non - U.S. Operations

Company Baseline Year Chemical Category Emissions Product Content
Releases to all media from FP and Telomer manufacturing (kg) kg of release / kg of product produced Dispersions (ppm wet-weight basis) Other Fluoropolymers (ppm dry-weight basis) Telomers (ppm dry-weight basis, unless stated otherwise)
Arkema

" "
1999

" "
PFOA and Higher Homologues

" "
›1,000-10,000

" "
For FP Production:
(>0.1-1) kg/100 kg

" "
Not Applicable

" "
›70-150

" "
Not Applicable

" "
Precursors Not Applicable
Asahi
1999,
2000,
2004
PFOA and Higher Homologues
9,865
For FP Production:
<1 kg/100 kg
1,800
CBI
Negligible compared to precursors
Precursors
3,954
For Telomer Production:
<1 kg/100 kg
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Average: 50% (range: 0-100%)
Ciba
2002
PFOA
456 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Higher Homologues
438 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Precursors
378 kg (total for emissions and product content)
Clariant
2005
PFOA
< 10
For Telomer Production:
< ( 2.5E-4 kg / 100 kg )
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
< 5
(total product content)
Direct Precursors
< 5
For Telomer Production:
< ( 1.25E-4 kg / 100 kg )
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
< 100
(total product content)
Daikin
2000
PFOA
CBI
For FP Production:
0.27 kg/100 kg
2000
140
0.99 (wet-weight basis)
For Telomer Production: 8.4E-6 kg/100 kg
Precursors and Higher Homologues
CBI
For Telomer Production: 0.034 kg/100 kg
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
10,000 (wet-weight basis)
DuPont
2000,
2003*,
2004**
PFOA
19,500
Not Reported
1,040*
300
496 kg (global total product content in all product produced)** Direct precursors are C8 Telomer A iodide and the 8-2-8 Telomer B alcohol ester of PFOA
Precursors
CBI
CBI
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
65 kg (global total product content in all product produced)**
3M/Dyneon
2000
PFOA
14,400
For FP Production:
<1 kg/100 kg
1,600
Not Reported
Not Applicable
Solvay Solexis
Not Applicable

*, **: In the DuPont report, different baseline years were used for certain product lines. Figures marked with asterisks (*, **) correspond to the baseline years identified with matching asterisks in the second column.
"Not Applicable" indicates that the data element did not apply to the specific company's operations in the area covered by the table.
"Not Reported" indicates that the company did not provide a figure for the specific data element.

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