TSCA inventory Articles

  • EPA Publishes Final Clarification for Chemical Identification Describing Activated Phosphors for TSCA Inventory Purposes

    EPA published its final clarification under which certain activated phosphors that are not on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(b) Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory) will be considered to be “new” chemical substances under TSCA Section 5, and thus will be subject to applicable notification requirements under TSCA Section 5. According to EPA, the ...


    By Acta Group

  • The proposed TSCA inventory update reporting rule: big changes are in store

    While debate continues to swirl around whether, and to what extent, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) needs retooling, just about everyone agrees that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) needs more information on chemical production, use, and exposure in order to make informed decisions about chemical risk management. Most also agree that TSCA could be put to greater use for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Issues Draft NMSP Concept Paper and TSCA Inventory Paper

    On July 12, 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register three separate notices related to the long-awaited Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). See 72 Fed. Reg. 38,079-38,085 (July 12, 2007). . The first notice announces the availability of, and solicits public comment on, EPA’s proposed ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Richard E. Engler Presents TSCA And The Cellulosic Revolution At ABLC2016

    On February 18, 2016, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented at Cellulosic Fuels: First Commercials and Beyond, a session at the ABLC2016. Dr. Engler's presentation, "TSCA and the Cellulosic ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA Inventory Status of Nanoscale Substances a Must-Read for Materials Developers

    The EPA's recently released paper, TSCA Inventory Status of Nanoscale Substances -- General Approach, is important for developers of nanotechnologies. Nanomaterials that meet the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) definition of 'chemical substance' are subject to TSCA reporting requirements because they may exhibit properties different from the same substances in the bulk scale. A chemical ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act: What you must know

    Does the nanoscale substance you are producing or using require approval under the U.S. Environmental ProtectionAgency’s (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)? It does if it’s new. But what exactly is “new?” Nanotechnology innovators face challenges in commercializing their products-and pre-manufacture notification(PMN) requirements under the TSCA, the federal law governing chemical ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nano disclosures: too small to matter or too big to ignore?

    Determining whether the presence of nanoscale materials in chemical substances, mixtures, and articles triggers a disclosure obligation is complicated. The decision turns on a calculus that includes what law applies, what is known about the presence of nanoscale components, what knowledge standard applies, whether and how a nanoscale material is defined, and an entity’s interpretation of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • U.S. TSCA Reform Update: Recent Implementation Activities

    On June 22, 2016, the primary chemical control legislation in the United States, the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), underwent significant amendment. Enacted as the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, this TSCA Reform includes substantial new responsibility and authority for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for oversight of chemical safety in the ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • TSCA Hot Topics: Inventory Notification and Strategies for Complying, and Update on Section 5

    With the recent release of the 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) dataset and the initial interim list of active substances released with the June 2017 copy of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory (Inventory), the magnitude of effort that will be needed to comply with the Section 8(b)(4) Inventory notification process is becoming clear (see our June 6, 2017, memorandum “ ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • “The New TSCA” Webinar 3: Inventory, CDR, and CBI (Sections 8 & 14)

    Three months have passed since Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform was enacted and now implementation trends are starting to take shape. Rather than waiting to see what TSCA reform's impact on your business might be, take control of your approach to "new" TSCA with the information and insight shared in the "The New TSCA: What You Need To Know" webinar series presented by Chemical Watch and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Washington: HSE initiatives to watch

    On Nov. 25, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment two background discussion documents, oneon EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Reset initiative and the other on EPA’s proposed approach for the Inorganic High Production Volume (IHPV) Challenge Program. Both initiatives are important, and readers are urged to monitor these programs ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • “‘The New TSCA’—What You Need To Know” Webinar 3—Inventory, CDR, And CBI (Sections 8 & 14)

    Monday, September 12, 2016 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time/11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time/16:00 British Summer Time Register Today Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) affiliate Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA increases transparency on chemical risk information

    On January 21st the EPA announced a new policy to increase the public’s access to information on chemicals. In the announcement, the EPA stated its intention to reject a certain type of confidentiality claim, known as Confidential Business Information (CBI), on the identity of chemicals. The chemicals that will be affected by this action are those that are submitted to EPA with studies that show ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Lautenberg Reintroduces TSCA Reform Legislation:

    On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. The bill is intended to amend and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require chemical companies to demonstrate the safety of industrial chemicals and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate safety based on the best available science. The bill is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Lautenberg Reintroduces TSCA Reform Legislation: “Special Characteristics” Are Back

    On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. The bill is intended to amend and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require chemical companies to demonstrate the safety of industrial chemicals and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate safety based on the best available science. The bill is ...


    By Acta Group

  • New TSCA inspires new litigation

    When the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was legislatively 'modernised' in June 2016, no one in the legal community doubted litigation was in our collective future. We have not been disappointed. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its legal counsel for these purposes, the US Department of Justice (DoJ), are facing multiple lawsuits in several federal appeals courts and the very ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Paper Waste Spurs Testing of Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Products”

    On August 28, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report discussing Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) regulatory concerns for carbon fiber with a lignin. Since the lignin-PAN carbon fiber under development does not yet involve the use of carbon nanofibers, Washington State University's Ahring ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA IUR revision poses challenges for firms

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR), the consultation on which closes in October. Lynn Bergeson explains why domestic chemical manufacturers and importers must be aware of the proposal and prepare for its implications. Background The IUR requires manufacturers, defined to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Renewable chemicals, nomenclature, and TSCA: what you need to know to commercialize

    Richard E. Engler, Ph.D, Senior Chemist with B&C and advisor to BRAG, delivered an instructive and practical session for biobased product stakeholders at the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference on July 16, 2015, covering what TSCA regulates, how the TSCA Inventory works, key nomenclature issues for chemicals ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Keeping it confidential

    Navigating the intricacies of the EPA’s CBI requirements for PMNs Claiming chemical identity as confidential is becoming increasingly difficult, especially in this global market. In the EU, the rules are very stringent and require that all hazardous substances be declared on the safety data sheet (SDS), making it nearly impossible to keep chemical names confidential. In the US, for ...


    By Verisk 3E

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