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Confidential Business Information under TSCA

Requesting Access to CBI under TSCA

Amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) expanded the categories of people who may now access information claimed as confidential business information (CBI) under TSCA. Information that a business claims as CBI under TSCA is protected from disclosure until the business withdraws the CBI claim, until the CBI claim expires, until EPA determines that the claim is not entitled to confidential treatment, or as authorized under TSCA and EPA regulations.

TSCA allows EPA, under certain conditions, to disclose CBI to:

  • state, tribal, and local governments; 
  • environmental, health, and medical professionals; and
  • emergency responders.

Read EPA's guidance documents outlining the circumstances under which TSCA allows the Agency to disclose CBI and how representatives of the three groups listed above can request disclosure.

Read the Federal Register notice announcing the availability of these guidance documents.

You may be able to request access to the following types of information that are often claimed as CBI under TSCA:

  • Specific chemical identity (e.g., the specific name of the chemical)
  • Company name
  • Production figures
  • Manufacturing or processing details
  • Specific uses
  • Names of individual company or laboratory personnel

Contacting EPA to request access to TSCA CBI

Please review EPA's guidance for accessing CBI under TSCA before submitting a request.

Non-emergency requests for CBI access may be directed to one of the following:

Director, Information Management Division
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
William Jefferson Clinton Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W.
Mail Code: 7407M
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-0970
Fax number:  (202) 564-7470
Email:  Pamela Myrick (myrick.pamela@epa.gov)

OR

Jessica Barkas 
Phone: 202-250-8880
Email: barkas.jessica@epa.gov 

Emergency requests for CBI access may be directed to the contacts listed above, or to one of the following:

TSCA Hotline
Phone:  202-554-1404
Fax:        202-554-5603
E-mail: TSCA Hotline (tsca-hotline@epa.gov)

OR

Scott Sherlock 
Phone: 202-564-8257
Email: sherlock.scott@epa.gov 

OR

Jeff Santacroce 
Phone: 202-564-2818
Email: santacroce.jeff@epa.gov

After business hours, emergency requests may be directed to the EPA Emergency Operations Center (EOC).  EPA’s EOC can be reached at 202-564-3850.