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June 12, 2014
Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Mixtures ANPR Comment Period Extended - The comment period has been extended and now closes September 18, 2014. Read the Federal Register notice.

May 9, 2014

Recognizing the power of transparency, EPA issued an ANPR seeking public comment on the types of chemical information that could be reported and disclosed under TSCA and the approaches to obtaining this information for chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing activities. The comment period closes on September 18, 2014. Use www.regulations.gov to submit your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-1019. Read the press release. Learn more.

April 8, 2014

EPA updated the table of sunset dates of chemicals subject to final TSCA section 4 and related 12(b) actions. Learn more.

April 3, 2014

EPA has entered into an Enforceable Consent Agreement with five manufacturers of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4), which is widely used as a chemical intermediate and component of personal care products. Learn more. Read the Federal Register notice.

December 12, 2013
TSCA Electronic Reporting Submission System Outreach – Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

December 10, 2013
TSCA Section 4 Test Rule Data Electronic Web Submission System Outreach – Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT. Learn more.

December 4, 2013
A new EPA rule requires electronic reporting of certain TSCA information. Learn more.

December 4, 2013
EPA has scheduled the next Siloxanes Environmental Monitoring Enforceable Consent Agreement (ECA) meeting for December 12 from 1-4 pm Eastern Time at EPA Headquarters in room 4140 of the William Jefferson Clinton East (formerly EPA East) Building. Learn more.

Interested parties and observers are asked to contact Mark Seltzer (Seltzer.mark@epa.gov) if they wish to attend in person. The call-in number for the meeting is: 1-866-299-3188, conference code: 2025642901#.

November 28, 2013
EPA is holding two webinars to discuss the functionality of its new Data Electronic Web Submission System:

November 6, 2013
EPA has posted an updated table of Sunset (Termination) dates of TSCA Section 4 testing, reimbursement, reporting, and related 12(b) export notification requirements. Read more.

September 18, 2012
EPA presented a webinar on the CDX registration process for companies submitting electronic data to the Agency, and on the TSCA section 8(a) and For Your Information (FYI) reporting tools. Download the slides (67 pp., 3.83 mb.) About PDF) and the audio file from the webinar.

September 9, 2013
EPA launched ChemView, a Web search tool, opening the way to much improved one-stop access to chemical information that has been developed by or submitted to EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Read more and visit ChemView.

August 21, 2013
EPA extended the public comment periods for two proposed regulations that implement the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, or Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act. Both proposed rules initially published on June 10, 2013.

August 6, 2013
EPA has scheduled a conference call with interested parties to discuss the development of the Siloxanes Environmental Monitoring Enforceable Consent Agreement (ECA) for August 8, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern Time. The goal of the meeting will be to discuss the current progress and next steps in ECA drafting.

The call-in number for the meeting is: 1-866-299-3188, conference code: 2025642901#. For further information, please contact:

Mark Seltzer,
Chemical Control Division (7405M),
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics,
Environmental Protection Agency,
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Washington, DC 20460-0001;
Telephone number: 202-564-2901,
email address: seltzer.mark@epa.gov

May 29, 2013
EPA proposed two rules to protect the public from the risks associated with exposure to formaldehyde.

The proposals would implement the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act ( Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act):

December 20, 2012

EPA informed the regulated community that the Agency is withdrawing the immediate final health and safety data reporting rule for cadmium. Read more.

September 11, 2012

Join EPA's webinar on TSCA electronic reporting tools

September 20, 2012, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM EDT. We will describe how to use TSCA Section 8(d) and 8(e) electronic reporting tools. Learn more. Access the webinar.

An operator assisted conference call is required (866-900-8984 Webinar ID 26429450). Please register and dial in at least 10 to 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

June 5, 2012

TSCA Section 4 and related 12(b) Sunset Table updated.

May 24, 2012

EPA will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 to negotiate an Enforceable Consent Agreement (ECA) to collect data on high production volume chemicals D4 and D5 siloxanes. Interested parties must notify the Agency prior to the meeting in order to participate. Learn more.

May 22, 2012

EPA hosted a Webinar on the CDX registration process and use of the TSCA Section 8(d) electronic reporting tool. See the Webinar screen shots and audio file.

May 14, 2012

EPA partially withdrew a direct final rule issued last March revoking certain test requirements for 10 chemicals. Because EPA received an adverse comment regarding one of the 10 chemicals, C.I. Pigment Blue 61, it has withdrawn and is re-proposing the revocation for C.I. Pigment Blue 61. The comment period for the proposed rule will be open until June 13, 2012. This action does not affect the revocation of test requirements for the other nine chemicals that were subject to the direct final rule issued last March.

April 13, 2012
To increase transparency and streamline reporting, EPA proposed a rule to require electronic reporting (55 p., 192 kb.) About PDF)of certain information submitted to the Agency under TSCA. Learn more. Read the press release.

March 16, 2012
EPA has issued a direct final rule revoking some or all of the testing that had been required for 10 chemicals under the first High Production Volume Test Rule. Read more.

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