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Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act Implementation Activities

First Year Implementation Plan

New Chemicals

Confidential Business Information

Ongoing Section 6 Rulemakings

Framework Actions

  • Inventory Rule – Finalized a rule to require industry reporting of chemicals manufactured, imported, or processed in the U.S. over the past 10 years. This reporting will be used to identify which chemical substances on the TSCA Inventory are active in U.S. commerce and will help inform the chemicals EPA prioritizes for risk evaluation. 
  • Fees Rule – EPA is developing a rule to collect fees from certain chemical manufacturers, importers and processors, as authorized under the recent amendments to TSCA. This fee collection authority allows EPA to defray a portion of the costs for EPA to carry out its new responsibilities under TSCA.

Advisory Panel

Mercury

Annual Report

  • Published an annual report on risk evaluations that identifies the chemicals that will undergo risk evaluation this year, their status and schedule, and the resources necessary to complete these activities. 

Reporting and Recordkeeping

  • Negotiated Rulemaking on Chemical Data Reporting Requirements for Inorganic Byproducts – EPA has established a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee under section 8(a)(6) of TSCA to develop a proposed rule for limiting chemical data reporting requirements for manufacturers of any inorganic byproducts, when such byproducts are subsequently recycled, reused, or reprocessed.
    • Learn about the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, including a past meeting and upcoming public meetings that will be held on September 13-14 and October 25-26, 2017, to advance negotiations of the Committee. 

  • Standards for Small Manufacturers and Processors for Reporting and Recordkeeping
    • EPA announced that changes need to be made to the size standards used to determine which small manufacturers and processors are exempt from TSCA Section 8(a) reporting. Read the Federal Register notice.

Report to Congress