New Chemicals Program Roster
The New Chemicals Program is managed by the New Chemicals Management Branch (Greg Schweer, Branch Chief, 202/564-8469) in OPPT's Chemical Control Division. This branch is comprised of three teams: the Pre-Notice and Exemptions Management Team, the Notice and Regulations Management Team #1, and the Notice and Regulations Management Team #2.
The Pre-Notice and Exemptions Management Team facilitates all pre-notice communications/activities and assists potential submitters in determining whether their chemical substances require premanufacture notice. This branch is also responsible for outreach, TSCA section 5 policy formulation and interpretation, coordinating the review of all section 5 exemption notices (i.e., low volume (LVE), low releases and low exposures (LoREX), and test marketing (TME)), coordination/outreach with international groups, and various administrative support activities.
Routine questions about forms, publications, general policies, etc. are handled by the TSCA Hotline (by telephone at 202/554-1404 and facsimile at 202/554-5603.) To check on the EPA review status of a particular exemption notice, click on the "Premanufacture Notice Status" link in the left margin of this page.
If you have technical issues or problems regarding the e-PMN software or CDX registration, please contact the CDX Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-890-1995. International callers who wish to contact the Help Desk should call 970-494-5500. If you have programmatic questions, please contact Kathryn Schechter at 202-564-8589 or e-mail Schechter.Kathryn@epa.gov, Anna Coutlakis at 202-564-9207 or e-mail Coutlakis.Anna@epa.gov, or Loraine Passe at 202-564-9064 or e-mail Passe.Loraine@epa.gov.
For answers to questions about procedural, technical, or regulatory requirements prior to submitting a PMN, submitters can call a PMN prenotice coordinator:
David Schutz, 202/564-9262
Rebecca Edelstein, Acting Team Leader, 202/564-8566
Other members of the New Chemicals Prenotice Branch are:
Anna Coutlakis, 202/564-9207
Adella Underdown, 202/564-9364
Jesse A. Miller, 202/564-2976
The Notice and Regulations Management Teams are charged with managing the process for Premanufacture Notices (PMNs) submitted under TSCA. Submissions which are under active review post-FOCUS meeting are generally the subject of active communication between the EPA notice manager and the submitter (The FOCUS meeting is where risk management decisions occur, at approximately day 20 of the PMN review process). To check on the EPA review status of a particular PMN, click on the "Premanufacture Notice Status" link in the left margin of this page.
The focus of Notice and Regulations Management Team #1 is the risk management of conventional new chemical (including PFC substitutes) PMNs. The roster of the Notice and Regulations Management Team #1 is:
Rose Allison, Team Leader 202/564-8970
Jeff Bauer, 202/564-9042
Geraldine Hilton, 202/564-8986
Virginia Lee, 202/564-0883
Loraine Passe, 202/564-9064
The focus of Notice and Regulations Management Team #2 is the risk management of new nanomaterials, microorganisms, and Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) chemicals, as well as the development of batch Significant New User Rules and other regulations. The roster of the Notice and Regulations Management Team #2 is:
Ken Moss, Team Leader, 202/564-9232
James Alwood, 202/564-8974
Tracey Klosterman, 202/564-2209
Kristan Markey, 202/564-8716
To find whether a particular PMN or TSCA section 5 exemption submission has been entered into the document tracking system of the New Chemicals Program (within the first ten days of its having been sent to the Agency) call one of the following people in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics' (OPPT's) Information Management Division:
For PMNs and for Exemption Notices (LVE, LoREX, TME):
Larona Washington, 202/564-8948
Deena Watson-Vann, 202/564-8932
EPA contractor staff members can be reached at 202/564-9026 or 202/564-8963 to answer specific questions, when necessary, about the status of submittals in the pre-Focus period.