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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.

EPA Agreement Requires Siloxane Environmental Testing Data from Chemical Manufacturers

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.

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) gives EPA authority to issue data development regulations that require manufacturers and processors of existing chemicals to test their chemicals for health and environmental effects.

EPA has broad authority under the law to issue: TSCA also requires EPA to develop regulations that establish import/export requirements for chemicals which are subject to certain requirements under TSCA.



ABOUT CHEMICAL TESTING DATA DEVELOPMENT (TESTING) INFORMATION COLLECTION SUMMARIES OF DEVELOPED DATA SUNSET OF REIMBURSEMENT & EXPORT NOTICES REGULATIONS/POLICY  


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