On October 12, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a public meeting on the draft Algae Guidance for the Preparation of [Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)] Biotechnology Submissions (Algae Guidance) in the Federal Register. This meeting will receive public input and comments on the draft Algae Guidance that describes EPA’s data needs for supporting risk assessments of genetically engineered algae and cyanobacteria that are manufactured, imported, or processed, and are subject to regulations under Section 5 of TSCA. The meeting will be held in Tempe, Arizona on October 27, 2016. Only 120 people will be able to attend the meeting in person, however, due to space limitations. Registrants not able to attend in person can access the meeting through a live web stream and teleconference capabilities. Registration is available through the Eastern Research Group (ERG) website.
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EPA Releases List Of Chemicals Reported Under TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently released a preliminary list of chemical substances reported under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Rule. This list – which was published on 22nd November 2017 – includes 10,730 substances which have been reported to the EPA as of 10th November 2017. Background TSCA – which was amended in 2016 by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act – requires the EPA to...
TSCA Mercury Inventory: Dec. 26 Deadline for Comments on Proposed Reporting Requirements Approaching
As previously reported in our TSCAblog® item on October 26, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed triennial electronic reporting requirements pertinent to the supply, use, and trade of mercury in the United States. 82 Fed. Reg. 49564. The 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) require EPA to establish periodic mercury reporting requirements for any person that manufactures mercury or mercury-added products or otherwise intentionally uses mercury in a manufacturing...
B&C Authors Contribute to The Evolving Landscape of TSCA Reform Implementation Published by Bloomberg BNA
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to inform our clients and friends of the publication by Bloomberg BNA of EHS Strategies: The Evolving Landscape of TSCA Reform Implementation, the latest edition of BNA’s quarterly EHS Strategies report. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of recent Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) developments written by many of the key players in the development, passage, and implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century...
Join The Newly-Formed ´TSCA New Chemicals Coalition´
Join the dozens of companies that have expressed interest, and have asked to receive information about the initial planning call to be held on September 11, 2017. TSCA New Chemicals Coalition will give the chemical community greater opportunity to engage with EPA on constructive, helpful, and informed improvements to the new chemicals review process. Joining the coalition is easy. We are asking for a flat fee of $1,000 per company for a 12 month period. We are not currently allowing trade associations to...
TSCA Hot Topics Webinar Brings Together Industry and EPA to Talk New TSCA
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce that the materials and recording from the “TSCA Hot Topics: Inventory Notification and Strategies for Complying, and Update on Section 5” webinar are now available for download. This complimentary webinar, co-hosted with Bloomberg BNA, was presented by a panel including Dr. Jeff Morris, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and former EPA officials and seasoned regulatory professionals who engaged in a lively discussion on: Tox...