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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U.S. EPA delivers most awaited TSCA inventory with revised active designations
On 12 April 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a press release of the availability of a new “Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory.” The inventory is one of a kind, and reflects the new requirements under the amended law, i.e. active designations. Inactive designations will be published once the reporting exercise is finalized. While the updated inventory accounts for the recent reset exercise that ended on 7 February 2018, industry should...
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...
Daily Environment Report Article “Fate of Chemical Makers’ Trade Secrets Rests With EPA”
Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Reportregarding how Confidential Business Information (CBI) claims would be handled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the New Toxic Substances Control Act (New TSCA). The 2016 update to the Toxic Substances Control Act added a new requirement that manufacturers routinely justify their need for that chemical information to be kept confidential. The...