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The EPA plans to initiate a new rulemaking process to consider proposing exemptions to the current TSCA Fees Rule’s self-identification requirements associated with EPA-initiated risk evaluations for certain manufacturers.
April 6, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a plan to consider a proposed rule that would look at potential exemptions to the TSCA Fees Rule in response to stakeholder concerns about implementation challenges.
The EPA is extending the reporting period for CDR data submitters from September 30 to November 30 in order to provide additional time for the regulated community to familiarize themselves with these revisions.
March 25, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it is finalizing amendments to the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule that reduce the burden for certain CDR reporters, improve the quality of CDR data collected, and align reporting requirements with the Lautenberg Act amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
The handbook reportedly serves as a guide for not only regulatory implementation, but also internal reviews and audit preparation.
July 18, 2019
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) has published the 2019 edition of its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) manual, “TSCA Compliance: A Company Guide,” to serve as an industry resource for companies looking to develop and implement a site-specific TSCA compliance program.
We are all familiar with the social science concept of unintended consequences—outcomes that weren’t foreseen or intended. History is rife with examples of well-meaning intentions that somehow went awry. In the 19th century, Australia introduced rabbits into the country as means for providing an additional food supply for its indigenous people.
I'm going to go out the proverbial limb here and assume that, by the time this issue has printed, the U.S. Senate will have passed legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). I know I have a reputation of being a glass-half-empty kind of guy—but not this time.
Anyone who has read even a few of my previous columns knows I have a cynical streak. I could blame it on my 30 years spent in Washington, D.C., but I suspect I’ve always been a “glass half empty” sort of guy. However, I have now seen that miracles can happen and I have to believe what took place in the Senate with the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) reform bill just before year’s end qualifies.
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