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EPA Finalizes Rule on TSCA Section 5 Electronic Submissions

01/12/10

Source: SOCMA
Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

EPA just recently promulgated its final rule amending the TSCA Section 5 reporting regulations to establish electronic reporting requirements for TSCA Section 5 submissions.  To view the final rule click here.  This rule is effective April 6, 2010 and will require manufacturers (including importers) and processors of TSCA chemical substances to use the Internet, through EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX), to submit TSCA section 5 notices and related documents to the Agency.  There will be 3 adjustment phases over a 2 year period.

During the first year following the effective date of this final rule, the Agency will allow submissions via CDX, optical disc (CD or DVD), and paper. Regardless of the method of submission, EPA will require that all submissions be generated using the new electronic-PMN (e-PMN) software. One year after the effective date of this final rule, paper submissions will no longer be accepted for any new notices and support documents (including NOCs), though optical discs may continue to be used.  Two years after the effective date of this final rule, optical discs will no longer be accepted, and all submitters must submit TSCA section 5 notices and support documents via CDX.

For more information, visit http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/contentStreamer?objectId=0900006480a778c4&disposition=attachment&contentType=html





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