OPPT's TSCA Sections 8, 12(b), and 13 data gathering activities provide
data that EPA and others utilize to identify, assess, manage, and reduce
actual or potential risks posed by exposure to existing chemical substances.
The information obtained via Section 8 reporting is also valuable in helping
EPA carry out its chemical testing mandate under Section 4 of TSCA. Sections
8, 12(b), and 13 information gathering activities fall into the following