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Using TSCA Section 8(e)

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Section 8(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) states that, "Any person who manufactures, processes or distributes in commerce a chemical substance or mixture and who obtains information which reasonably supports the conclusion that such substance or mixture presents a substantial risk of injury to health or the environment shall immediately inform the [EPA] Administrator of such information unless such person has actual knowledge that the Administrator has been adequately informed of such information."

OPPT screens all TSCA §8(e) submissions, as well as voluntary "For Your Information" (FYI) submissions. The latter are not required by law, but are submitted by industry and public interest groups for a variety of reasons. The purpose of EPA’s review is to:

Information from the summaries can also be instrumental in avoiding unnecessary testing.

TSCA §8(e) and FYI submissions are entered into the TSCA Test Submissions (TSCATS) database, a submission and document tracking system. EPA continues to provide TSCATS information to the National Library of Medicine for inclusion in the Toxline database and to others to maintain various databases. New TSCA §8(e) submissions are available to the public through EPA's TSCA §8(e) Web page.

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Read more information on TSCA §8(e).


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