EPA Proposes Electronic Submittal of TSCA Premanufacture Notices and Other Amendments


Source: US EPA
Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

EPA is proposing amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 5 Premanufacture and Significant New Use Notification regulations to facilitate the introduction and use of electronic reporting. This action is intended to streamline and reduce the administrative costs and burdens of TSCA section 5 notifications for both industry and EPA by establishing standards and requirements for the use of EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) to electronically submit premanufacture notices (PMNs) and other TSCA section 5 notices and support documents to the Agency. EPA is also proposing to amend the TSCA section 5 User Fee regulations to add a new User Fee Payment Identity Number field to the PMN form, which would enable the Agency to match more easily a particular user fee with its notice submission. Lastly, EPA is proposing to remove the Agent signature block field on the PMN form, and thus the requirement for designated Agents to sign the form.

Comments on the proposed amendments must be received on or before February 20, 2009. For general information, contact Colby Lintner at (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: For technical information, contact Greg Schweer at (202) 564-8469; e-mail address:

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