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Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA

Current Chemical Risk Management Activities

Under TSCA, EPA is authorized to take action to address chemicals that pose potentially unreasonable risks to human health or the environment. Those actions, alone or in combination, may include:

  •  Regulatory actions pursuant to TSCA section 5 and 6
    • Significant New Use Rules (TSCA section 5)
    • Consent Orders (TSCA section 5)
    • Limitations of Manufacturing, Processing & Use (TSCA section 6)
  • Voluntary stewardship efforts

Risk Management under Amended TSCA

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act enhanced EPA’s authority to take action to address certain PBT chemicals and to address risks from existing chemicals following risk evaluation. Learn more about EPA’s recent risk reduction actions on the following chemicals:

Risk Management Prior to June 2016

EPA has continued various risk reduction activities on specific chemicals described in EPA’s 2014 TSCA Work Plan Update and in Action Plans published from 2009 through 2011. Read a brief summary overview of all posted chemical action plans. EPA also encourages industry to reduce risk by moving to safer alternatives by conducting assessments of alternatives to chemicals of concern. Learn more about EPA’s recent risk reduction actions on the following chemicals: