Chemical Substances and Mixtures Used in Oil and Gas Exploration or Production; TSCA Section 21 Petition; Reasons for Agency Response
07/12/13Source: Federal Register
Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) US Environmental Protection Agency
On August 4, 2011, Earthjustice and 114 other organizations petitioned EPA under section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act(TSCA) to use: TSCA section 8(a) to require manufacturers and processors of oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) chemical substances and mixtures to maintain certain records and submit reports on those records; TSCA section 8(d) to require manufacturers, processors, and distributors to submit to EPA existing health and safety studies related to E&P chemical substances and mixtures; TSCA section 8(c) to request submission of copies of any information related to significant adverse reactions to human health or the environment alleged to have been caused by E&P chemical substances and mixtures; and TSCA section 4 to require manufacturers and processors of E&P chemical substances and mixtures to conduct toxicity testing of E&P chemical substances and mixtures. In a letter dated November 2, 2011, EPA informed petitioners that it denied the TSCA section 4 request and in a letter dated November 23, 2011, EPA informed petitioners that it granted in part the TSCA section 8(a) and 8(d) requests. This Federal Register document sets forth EPA's reasons for denying in part the petitioners' requests. In addition, EPA has concluded that TSCA section 21 does not apply to requests for a TSCA section 8(c) data call-in.
To view the Federal Register document click here.
Toxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process Revisions
EPA Moves Swiftly to Carry Out New Chemical Reform Legislation
EPA Establishes Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals and Seeks Experts to Serve
EPA Final Peer Review Report on 1-Bromopropane is Available
SAVE THE DATE – Sept. 13 Industry Consultation on TSCA Fees
+ view all