Chemical Data Reporting

Negotiated Rulemaking Committee: Chemical Data Reporting Requirements for Inorganic Byproducts

EPA has established a negotiated rulemaking committee under the Federal Advisory Committee  Act (FACA). The objective of the Committee is to negotiate a proposed rule providing for limiting chemical data reporting requirements under subsection 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), for manufacturers of any inorganic byproducts, when such byproducts are subsequently recycled, reused, or reprocessed. This negotiation process is required by TSCA, as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. All meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

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About the Committee

EPA has established established a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee) consisting of individuals representing organizations, all of whom have been identified as having a definable stake in the outcome of the proposed requirements.

The Committee consists of over 30 members representing interest areas that could be significantly impacted by the outcome of the negotiated rulemaking process. Members of the Committee were appointed by the EPA Administrator to serve for the duration of the negotiated rulemaking effort. EPA issued a request for nominations in a December 15, 2016, Federal Register Notice. The Committee was established on June 5, 2017.

Read the Committee Charter.

Meeting Announcements and Public Notices

EPA values public input during this process. Committee meetings will be open to the public, so interested parties may observe the meetings and communicate their views in the appropriate time and manner, as defined in each meeting’s agenda. Meetings will be announced in the Federal Register and on this website, and formal meeting materials and summaries will be available on this website and in the docket for the Committee.

More detailed information on requesting to make an oral presentation at a public meeting, submitting written statements to the Committee, and obtaining information concerning the public meetings can be found in each meeting’s Federal Register Notice.

Past Meetings

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