Updates to Confidential Status of Chemicals on the TSCA Inventory
This page contains information on upcoming changes to the confidential business information (CBI) status of chemicals on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory.
EPA has completed its review of 390 specific chemical identities that were announced as expected to lose their confidential status in April 2021. On October 15, 2021, EPA announced a list of 377 specific chemical identities that will be included in the next update to the public version of the TSCA Inventory. EPA found that 13 accession numbers on the initial list of 390 corresponded to substances that are already on the public portion of the Inventory, or to substances reported using an invalid accession number (which was later corrected and/or the confidentiality claim was withdrawn).
The 377 specific chemical identities were reported as non-confidential by one or more manufacturers during the 2012, 2016, and/or 2020 CDR reporting periods–meaning that at least one manufacturer did not request that each of these chemical identities be kept confidential, effectively saying it is not a secret that the chemical is in U.S. commerce. The Agency undertook further review of each individual case to confirm the accuracy of the list and provided opportunities for stakeholder input and questions prior to making the specific chemical identities available.
For more information, please contact:
- Jessica Barkas, 202-250-8880, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jeff Santacroce, 202-564-2818, email@example.com