On February 26, 2018, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) formally issued its proposed rule to charge new “user fees” under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  The amended TSCA authorizes US EPA to charge fees for a variety of activities under TSCA sections 4, 5 and 6, totaling up to 25% of the overall costs for the agency to conduct these activities.  View Full Post
The February 7, 2018 deadline is rapidly approaching for manufacturers and importers of chemical substances in the US to submit their notifications to US EPA as required by the Inventory Reset Rule issued by US EPA pursuant to the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). View Full Post
US EPA’s rule to “reset” the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory of chemical substances was formally published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2017. This means that the clock is now running on the 180-day deadline for chemical manufacturers and importers to submit to US EPA the chemical substance notifications required by the rule. View Full Post
The US EPA has issued a “First Year Implementation Plan” outlining the steps it will take over the next year (and beyond) toward implementing the requirements of the new Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the legislation signed into law by President Obama on June 22 to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). View Full Post
As we last reported in July, Congress continues to consider legislation designed to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009), introduced in May 2013 by a bipartisan group of US Senators, represents the first real chance for a major overhaul of TSCA since its inception in 1976 and proposes significant changes to the US chemical management regulatory regime (see previous frESH blog post analyzing the bill – Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces the Chemical Safety Improvement Act to Reform TSCA). View Full Post