EPA Announces Public Webinar on Development of Proposed TSCA Data Reporting Rule
WASHINGTON (July 14, 2021) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public webinar on July 27, 2021 to discuss and collect initial feedback on the development of a proposed rule to collect data to help inform each step of the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation and risk management process.
The agency is interested in ensuring that data collection strategies provide information to better meet chemical data needs related to exposure, health, and eco-toxicity. To this end, EPA is exploring the development of a data reporting rule that is designed to inform specific stages of the TSCA section 6 process. Collecting data geared specifically towards prioritization, risk evaluation, and risk management would help ensure the agency has relevant and timely data to inform each step of the process for reviewing potential risks from existing chemicals. Tying specific reporting requirements to the activities that make use of such reported data will also help reduce the burden related to data collection efforts while ensuring that the agency has the information it needs to fulfill its risk evaluation and risk management responsibilities. Additionally, this new data reporting rule would enhance the exposure-related data collected through the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) process.
Register for the webinar. If you would like to provide oral comments during the webinar, you must register by July 22. You may register as a listen-only attendee at any point until the end of the webinar. Written comments should be submitted to docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2021-0436 on www.regulations.gov on or before August 15, 2021. EPA will consider feedback received during the public meeting and comments submitted to the docket as it develops a proposed rule.
See the Federal Register notice for more information.