Act Now To Prepare for TSCA Changes
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2003 significantly amended the Toxic
Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) Inventory Update Rule (IUR), imposing
substantial new reporting burdens. As a result, the next IUR reporting period
in 2006 will be more difficult and time consuming than in years past. This column
explains why, and discusses prudent steps to take now.
Key IUR changes
Every four years, manufacturers and importers of certain chemicals included on the TSCA Inventory are required to report current data on the output, production site, and site-specific information about these substances. The changes issued earlier this year markedly expand the types of information that must be submitted to EPA.