- Two producers and the largest importer phased out decaBDE in the U.S. in 2013
- The revised TSCA as amended by the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act requires the US EPA to propose a rule to reduce exposure from DecaBDE by June 2019
- A SNUR requires notification to US EPA ninety days prior to U.S. manufacture or import, for any use, of the commercial products PentaBDE and OctaBDE after January 1, 2005
- Several states have restrictions on the manufacture and/or use of PBDEs in certain applications
- Regulations exist for pentaBDE and octaBDE in California (Heath and Safety Code, Division 104, Part 3), Hawaii (HB2013 CD1), Illinois (Brominated Fire Retardant Prevention Act), Maryland (An act concerning Environment - Brominated Flame Retardants Pentabrominated and Octabrominated Diphenyl Ether – Prohibition), Michigan (Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Subpart 2, 324.14722), New York (Environmental Conservation Law)
- Regulations exist pentaBDE, octaBDE and decaBDE in Maine (Restrictions on sale and distribution of brominated flame retardants), Minnesota (Products Containing Certain Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Banned; Exemptions), Oregon (An Act: Relating to decabrominated diphenyl ether; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 453.005, 453.025 and 453.085.), Rhode Island (Chapter 13.4 of Act Relating to Health and Safety), Vermont (The Vermont Statutes, Title 9, Chapter 80: Flame Retardants), Washington (70.76 RCW), Washington DC (Prohibitions on polybrominated diphenyl ethers)
- EU Regulation No. 850/2004: Prohibition of tetraBDE, pentaBDE, hexaBDE and heptaBDE in articles with a concentration limit of 10 ppm, limit is 1000 ppm if item is made from recycled materials.
- Directive 2011/65/EU: Limitation of PBDEs (sum of all homologues) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment to 1000 ppm
- REACH: Limitation of octaBDE and decaBDE in articles to 1000 ppm
- Exemptions exist for decaBDE for automotive and aerospace
- Proposal to limit decaBDE to 10 ppm in articles other than in aircraft, vehicles and electronics parts.
- Product Regulations S-2-20: it is forbidden to manufacture, import, export, sell and use decaBDE as a substance or in preparations containing 0.1 weight percent or more of this compound. It is also forbidden to manufacture, import, export and sell products or flame retardant parts of products that contain 0.1 weight percent or more of decaBDE.
- Includes exemption for use in transportation
- National standard GB/T26572-2011: Restriction on the use of PBDEs in electronic and electrical equipment in concentrations greater than 0.1%
- India Restriction of Hazardous Substances: Restriction of the use of PBDEs in electrical and electronic equipment with a threshold limit of 0.1%
- PBDEs (hexaBDE, heptaBDE, tetraBDE and pentaBDE as well as decaBDE) are listed to Annex A of the Stockholm Convention. For substances listed to Annex A of the Convention, Parties are required to eliminate production, use, import and export.
- For hexaBDE, heptaBDE, tetraBDE and pentaBDE, the Stockholm Convention provides exemptions allowing articles containing these groups to be recycled.
- The Stockholm Convention does not provide a recycling exemption for decaBDE. On the other hand, the decaBDE listing provides certain exemptions4 for vehicles, aircraft and textiles.