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´TSCA Reform: One Year Later´ Conference Elicits Frank and Productive Discussion from Government, NGO, and Industry Speakers
On June 27, 2017, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health(GWU) held a day-long "TSCA Reform: One Year Later" conference at the GWU campus exploring the federal government’s implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) on the first anniversary of its enactment. Lautenberg significantly amended the...
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 “Preparing for the Inventory Reset: It Is Not That Easy”). Even with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s...
EPA Issues Direct Final Rule On SNURs For 29 Chemicals
On July 10, 2017, EPA issued a pre-publication version of a direct final rule, Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances, noting the issuance of significant new use rules (SNUR) under TSCA for 29 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN) and subject to consent orders under TSCA Section 5(e). These are the first rules with consent orders negotiated under new TSCA. Persons who intend to manufacture or process any of the chemicals for an activity that is designated as...
EPA Issues Final TSCA Framework Rules
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on June 22, 2017, the pre-publication Federal Register notices of the final framework actions under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as revised by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (new TSCA). The final rules include the prioritization process rule, which establishes EPA’s process and criteria for identifying High-Priority chemicals for risk evaluation and Low-Priority chemicals for which risk evaluation is not...
TSCA Reset: EPA Releases Initial 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Information
TSCA Reset Update: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the initial non-confidential CDR data from the 2016 reporting. Once confidential business information (CBI) claims have been reviewed (in fiscal year 2018), it is expected that additional data will be released. This information is especially important for those gathering data for the what has become known as the “TSCA Reset” as defined in the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended...