toxic substances control act Articles

  • New Inventory Update Rule Reporting Heads Our Way

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed important revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR). This column explains why chemical manufacturers and other stakeholders must be aware of the proposal and prepare now for its ...


    By Acta Group

  • TSCA IUR Revisions 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 L. Bergeson explains why domestic chemical manufacturers and importers must be aware of the proposal and prepare for its ...


    By Acta Group

  • The Devilish Details of TSCA Reform

    On April 14, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act to require chemical companies to demonstrate the safety of industrial chemicals and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate safety based on the best available ...


    By Acta Group

  • Disclosure Protection May Narrow

    A business’ ability to claim information as confidential when submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon be at risk, based on several EPA initiatives rolled out over the past year. As Congress gears up for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) legislative reform, stakeholders are preparing for changes in the scope of confidential business information (CBI) protection ...


    By Acta Group

  • TSCA Reform: Grounds For Optimism

    In a rare showing of bipartisan support for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), senators David Vitter (Republican-Louisiana) and the late Frank Lautenberg (Democrat-New Jersey) recently introduced the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA). The bill offers a new and potentially politically viable framework for TSCA reform and renewed hope that needed modernisation of this important ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • U.S. EPA Releases Draft TSCA Chemical Risk Assessment

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) released its first draft risk assessments developed under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) “Work Plan Program” on January 4, 2013. The draft risk assessments cover particular uses of five chemicals found in household products. While the chemicals covered in these first draft assessments may or may not be of interest to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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 Acta Group

  • Tiny Particles Get Big Attention

    Nanoscale materials may figure in Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform. While not mentioning “nanotechnology,” a bill introduced on April 15, by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) addresses chemicals with “special substantive characteristics.” The bill authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate and compel data on new/special uses of existing ...


    By Acta Group

  • Complex regulatory landscape creates compliance challenges

    The last two years have given shape to a complex regulatory landscape, with the United Nation's Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), The European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulatory framework, and the United States' anticipated reform of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), taking center ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Scientific American Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson Regarding EPA’s New Framework Rules for TSCA

    On August 16, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Scientific American in “Trump’s EPA May Be Weakening Chemical Safety Law.” The [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)] and industry leaders dispute that the framework rules undermine [the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)]. “I thought they were ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA’S NPPTAC Recommends Framework for Voluntary Nanomaterials Program

    On Nov. 22, 2005, the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC) forwarded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Johnson its document entitled Overview of Issues for Consideration by NPPTAC. The Overview of Issues document sets forth the NPPTAC’s analysis and views on a framework for an approach to a voluntary program for existing engineered ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • “The New TSCA” Webinar 4: Administration of the Act, Preemption, Fees, and Green Chemistry

    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 New TSCA: What You Need To Know" webinar series presented by Chemical Watch and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Deconstructing EPA's Chemical Data Reporting Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Aug. 2, 2011, the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, previously referred to as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Modifications Rule. Proposed revisions to the rule were the subject of considerable debate, which helps explain the rule’s long (nearly a year and a half) gestation period ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA's SNUR Authority and Key Points Regarding SNURs for Former New Chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s use of its authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act is expanding. Its use of TSCA Section 5 ‘‘significant new use rule’’ (SNUR) authority is clearly on the increase, as most recently demonstrated by the important role that significant new use rules have in Chemical Action Plans. This article describes SNURs, their ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA's SNUR Authority and Key Points Regarding SNURs for Former New Chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s use of its authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act is expanding. Its use of TSCA Section 5 ‘‘significant new use rule’’ (SNUR) authority is clearly on the increase, as most recently demonstrated by the important role that significant new use rules have in Chemical Action Plans. This article describes SNURs, their ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Deconstructing EPA's Chemical Data Reporting Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Aug. 2, 2011, the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, previously referred to as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Modifications Rule. Proposed revisions to the rule were the subject of considerable debate, which helps explain the rule’s long (nearly a year and a half) gestation period ...


    By Acta Group

  • 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

  • TSCA Section 5(b)(4) 'Chemicals of Concern' List: Questions, Issues, Concerns

    The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to keep a list of chemicals that present or may present ‘‘an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment.’’ This authority has not been used since TSCA was enacted in 1976. In April, EPA said it intends to propose a rule to add a category of eight phthalates, a ...


    By Acta Group

  • Preparing for the new IUR

    Next year is fast approaching and chemical manufacturers should be examining their recordkeeping procedures to adjust to the changes the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR). The data collection period for the 2006 report is calendar year 2005, so if you have not already reviewed these procedures, now is a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Advances Voluntary Nanoscales Materials Stewardship Program

    Over the past several months, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made significant progress advancing its Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP). In October, Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances Assistant Administrator Jim Gulliford sent a letter to stakeholders inviting them to participate in the NMSP, which is a voluntary program that EPA’s Office of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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