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 August 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.
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 (also called D4), which is widely used as a chemical intermediate and component of personal care products. Learn more. Read the Federal Register notice.
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