Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act Implementation Activities

First Year Implementation Plan

New Chemicals

Confidential Business Information

  • Issued Agency interpretation of revised TSCA § 14(c)(3) as requiring that chemical manufacturers and other entities who submit information to EPA under TSCA provide support for non-exempt CBI claims at the time the information claimed as CBI is submitted to EPA
    • Read the Federal Register Notice announcing EPA’s interpretation of revised TSCA requiring upfront substantiation for CBI claims 

Ongoing Section 6 Rulemakings

Framework Actions

  • Fees Rule -- will soon propose a rule to collect fees from certain chemical manufacturers, importers and processors, as authorized under the recent amendments to TSCA. This fee collection authority will defray a portion of the costs for EPA to carry out its new responsibilities under TSCA.

Advisory Panel

Mercury Exports

Reporting and Recordkeeping

  • Negotiated Rulemaking on Chemical Data Reporting Requirements for Inorganic Byproducts – EPA is establishing a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee under section 8(a)(6) of TSCA to develop a proposed rule for limiting chemical data reporting requirements for manufacturers of any inorganic byproducts, when such byproducts are subsequently recycled, reused, or reprocessed.
    • Read the Federal Register Notice requesting public comment on procedures for establishing the committee, potential stakeholder sectors that should be involved, and issues the committee should address.
  • Standards for Small Manufacturers and Processors for Reporting and Recordkeeping
    • Read the Federal Register notice requesting public comment on the standards for small manufacturers and processors used in connection with reporting regulations under TSCA section 8(a).

Report to Congress