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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

This act gives EPA broad authority to regulate the manufacture, use, distribution in commerce, and disposal of chemical substances.
EPA’s Webinar on CDR Reporting Requirements
Industry Outreach Webinar on EPA's Hydraulic Fracturing ANPR
EPA TSCA Compliance Inspections
Regulatory Deadlines Information
Chemical Industry Links for TSCA
Associated TSCA Websites and Important Phone Numbers
What do each of the laws require?
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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
EPA’s New Chemicals Program Under TSCA: The Basics
09/07/16 - Toxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process Revisions
09/01/16 - EPA Moves Swiftly to Carry Out New Chemical Reform Legislation
08/26/16 - EPA Establishes Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals and Seeks Experts to Serve
08/24/16 - EPA Final Peer Review Report on 1-Bromopropane is Available
08/22/16 - SAVE THE DATE – Sept. 13 Industry Consultation on TSCA Fees
08/02/16 - EPA Hosting Series of Stakeholder Meetings on TSCA Implementation
08/02/16 - EPA Plans Changes to SNURs and PMNs - Updates Hazard Comm and Regulatory Framework and Premanufacture Notice Requirements
08/02/16 - EPA Renews ICR on TSCA Section 5(a)(2) SNURs for Existing Chemicals
04/19/16 - EPA solicits comments on candidates for CSAC review subcommittee on 1-bromopropane
03/25/16 - Chemical Data Reporting: EPA amends list of chemicals partially exempt from reporting
03/03/16 - EPA Releases Draft Risk Assessment for 1-Bromopropane
02/10/16 - Toxics Release Inventory Program Moves to Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
02/01/16 - Please Join EPA’s Webinar on CDR reporting requirements – February 4, 2016, 1-3 p.m. Eastern
10/19/15 - EPA Extends Public Comment Period to November 18, 2015, on Three Flame Retardant Clusters
10/15/15 - New TSCA Information Available in EPA’s ChemView Web Tool
10/07/15 - TSCA New Chemicals SNURs published
10/02/15 - EPA Launches New Websites
09/10/15 - DfE Alternative Assessments
08/13/15 - EPA Releases TSCA Assessment Documents for Flame Retardant Chemicals
07/30/15 - EPA Reaches Agreement with TCE Manufacturer to Stop Use in Certain Consumer Products and Issues Proposed Significant New Use Rule
07/20/15 - Changes Made to TSCA Section 5 Premanufacture and Significant New Use Notification Electronic Reporting
07/13/15 - EPA Honors Winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
06/30/15 - TSCA New Chemicals SNUR modifications published
06/11/15 - TSCA New Chemicals Proposed SNURs Published
06/10/15 - TSCA New Chemicals SNURs Published
05/12/15 - Notice of Public Meeting on TSCA section 8(a) Proposed Rule on Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Nanoscale Materials
04/28/15 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request – Pre-Manufacture Reporting
04/09/15 - Modification of Significant New Uses of Certain Chemical Substances
03/30/15 - EPA Seeks Input for Potential Rules Banning or Restricting the Use of N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) and Methylene Chloride for Use in Paint and Coating Removal, and the Use of Trichloroethylene (TCE) as a Commercial Degreaser, Spotting Agent in Dry Cleaning
03/25/15 - For the first time the agency will use TSCA authority to collect health and safety information on nanoscale chemicals already in use
03/10/15 - Vitter, Udall Introduce Landmark Legislation to Protect Our Families from Toxic Chemicals
03/10/15 - EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Proposed SNUR on LCPFAC and PFAS
02/19/15 - EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Proposed SNUR on TDI and Related Compounds
02/02/15 - EPA Seeks Increased TSCA Fees from Congress
01/08/15 - EPA Proposes Rule to Protect Consumers from Harmful Chemicals Found in Homes and Schools
01/07/15 - Proposed Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances subject of 13 PMNs
01/06/15 - Significant New Use Rules: Benzidine-Based Chemical Substances; Di-n-pentyl Phthalate (DnPP); and Alkanes, C12-13, Chloro
12/17/14 - EPA Prevents Harmful Chemicals from Entering the Marketplace
12/16/14 - EPA Updates DfE Flame Retardant Assessment
12/10/14 - EPA Takes Action to Protect Consumers from Harmful Chemicals that can Cause Reproductive and Developmental Harm
12/04/14 - EPA to Expand Listing on the DfE Safer Chemical Ingredients List
11/13/14 - EPA Announces 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Award Nomination Process
10/27/14 - U.S. EPA Releases New Versions of Predictive Models: E-FAST and ChemSTEER
10/23/14 - EPA Updates TSCA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments Based on New Exposure Data
10/21/14 - National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
10/16/14 - EPA Honors the Winners of the 19th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards/ Winning technologies tackle climate change and promote energy efficiency
10/07/14 - EPA Increases Access to Chemical Information
09/25/14 - EPA Takes Additional Step to Address Potential Risks from Certain Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates
09/03/14 - Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
08/28/14 - EPA Releases Final Risk Assessments on Three TSCA Work Plan Chemicals
07/01/14 - Expert Public Workshop on Alternatives and Risk Reduction Approaches to Trichloroethylene (TCE) Use as a Degreaser
06/27/14 - Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Correction of Misreported Chemical Substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Substances Inventory (Renewal)
06/25/14 - EPA Releases Final TSCA Risk Assessment on TCE
06/20/14 - Modifications of TSCA New Chemicals SNURs Published
06/12/14 - EPA Identifies Safer Substitutes for Toxic Flame Retardants/Identified chemicals are persistent, accumulate in the environment and have reproductive, developmental, and neurological toxicity
06/06/14 - Information Collection Request (ICR) Consultation on TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule
06/03/14 - EPA Reorganizes OPPT
05/14/14 - EPA Requires Global Titanium Manufacturer to Investigate and Clean Up PCB Contamination in Nevada / Titanium Metals Corporation to pay record $13.75 million civil penalty for TSCA violations at single facility
05/06/14 - EPA Extends Comment Period on Issues Related to Laminated Products in the Proposed Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products
04/04/14 - Enforceable Consent Agreement on D4
03/26/14 - Withdrawal of TSCA New Chemicals SNUR Published Today
03/19/14 - Electronic Reporting; Toxic Substances Control Act Notifications of Substantial Risk and for Your Information Submissions
03/19/14 - Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals; Chemical Information Reporting under TSCA section 8(a) and Health and Safety Data Reporting under TSCA section 8(d)
03/18/14 - EPA Calls for 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations
02/21/14 - EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Updates EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan
02/07/14 - Proposed Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances
02/04/14 - EPA Issues Final Significant New Use Rule on 5 Chemical Substances
01/29/14 - DfE Alternatives Assessment Reports for DecaBDE and BPA in Thermal Paper
01/23/14 - Seventy-Third Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments
12/11/13 - EPA Honors Winners of the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
12/06/13 - Central Data Exchange (CDX) Registration Walkthrough – Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT.
11/25/13 - TSCA Electronic Reporting Submission System Outreach – Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
11/25/13 - TSCA Section 4 Test Rule Data Electronic Web Submission System Outreach – Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
11/20/13 - EDSP Electronic Web Submission System Beta Outreach – Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
11/19/13 - TSCA Section 5 Electronic Web Submission System Outreach – Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT.
11/13/13 - Peer Review Meeting Dates for TSCA Risk Assessment for HHCB
11/12/13 - Removal of Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
10/28/13 - Extension of Review Periods Under the Toxic Substances Control Act; Certain Chemicals and Microorganisms; Premanufacture, Significant New Use, and Exemption Notices; Delay in Processing Due to Lack of Authorized Funding
10/25/13 - EPA Reschedules Remaining Peer Review Meetings on Draft TSCA Risk Assessments for Methylene Chloride or Dichloromethane (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)
09/30/13 - EPA Takes Steps to Allow Restriction of Imports of Harmful Category of Chemicals used in Carpets
09/25/13 - Antimony Trioxide TSCA Chemical Risk Assessment; Notice of Public Meetings and Opportunity to Comment
09/24/13 - EPA Evaluates Flame Retardants Including a Safer Substitute for HBCD
09/05/13 - Webinar on EPA’s New Web Tool - ChemView
08/21/13 - Extension of Public Comment Period on Two Proposed Regulations on Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products
08/08/13 - Final Significant New Use Rules on 53 Chemical Substances
07/12/13 - Chemical Substances and Mixtures Used in Oil and Gas Exploration or Production; TSCA Section 21 Petition; Reasons for Agency Response
06/19/13 - EPA Issues Fact Sheet on Isotopes
06/06/13 - Refrigerant gets deregulated by EPA
05/09/13 - EPA Publishes Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) on 15 Substances
05/02/13 - Significant New Use Rule on Ethoxylated, Propoxylated Diamine Diaryl Substituted Phenylmethane Ester With Alkenylsuccinate, Dialkylethanolamine Salt
04/22/13 - Proposed Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) on Eight Chemical Substances
04/10/13 - Lautenberg Reintroduces "Safe Chemicals Act” to Protect Americans from Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products
02/22/13 - EPA Calls for 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations
02/22/13 - EPA Increases Access to Chemical Information
02/22/13 - Proposed Significant New Use Rules on 37 Certain Chemical Substances
02/01/13 - EPA Modifies Significant New Uses of Ethaneperoxoic Acid, 1,1-Dimethylpropyl Ester
01/23/13 - EPA Proposes Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) for Four Chemical Substances
01/04/13 - EPA Releases First Set of Draft Risk Assessments Under Existing Chemicals Work Plan Effort
12/17/12 - EPA Withdraws Immediate Final Rule on Cadmium or Cadmium Compounds in Consumer Products
12/12/12 - New Analog Identification Methodology (AIM) software is now available from EPA
12/07/12 - EPA Office of Inspector General Recommends Sunset Dates on Confidential Business Information (CBI)
12/07/12 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notification of Substantial Risk of Injury to Health and the Environment Under TSCA Section 8(e) (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0794.13
11/20/12 - EPA Issues Direct Final Rule on Cadmium or Cadmium Compounds in Consumer Products
11/16/12 - EPA to Host Webinar on Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Electronic Tool
11/05/12 - EPA Publishes Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
10/05/12 - Significant New Use Rules on 78 Chemical Substances
10/03/12 - Congressional Budget Office Provides Costs of S. 847, Safe Chemicals Act of 2011
09/19/12 - EPA Generates Design for the Environment List of Safer Chemical Ingredients
09/12/12 - Microorganisms; General Exemptions From Reporting Requirements; Revisions to Recipient Organisms Eligible for Tier I and Tier II Exemptions
08/22/12 - EPA Stops the Importation of Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins as Part of Settlement with INEOS
08/21/12 - Availability of Risk Assessment Plans for 2012 Work Plan Chemicals
08/20/12 - Safer Consumer Product Regulations Notice
08/16/12 - EPA Issues Significant New Use Rules on 25 Chemical Substances
08/16/12 - EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Safer Product Labeling Team Announces Plans to List Chemicals
07/31/12 - DfE Releases Draft Report “Bisphenol A (BPA) Alternatives in Thermal Paper” for Public Comment
07/30/12 - EPA Identifies Substitutes for Toxic Flame Retardant Chemical
07/24/12 - EPA Finalizes Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)
07/16/12 - Significant New Use Rule for Phenol, 2,4- dimethyl-6-(1-methylpentadecyl)-
06/13/12 - EPA proposes SNUR on genetically-modified microorganism
06/12/12 - EPA Extends TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Submission Period
06/01/12 - EPA Identifies Work Plan Chemicals for 2013 and 2014
05/25/12 - EPA Announces Public Meeting to Negotiate an Enforceable Consent Agreement (ECA) for Two Siloxanes
05/22/12 - Extension of Public Comment Period on PBDE Test Rule and SNUR
05/18/12 - Revocation and Reproposal of Testing Requirements for C.I. Pigment Blue 61
05/01/12 - EPA to Promulgate 119 Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)
04/27/12 - TSCA Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) Published on 23 Chemicals
04/20/12 - Webinar on TSCA section 8(e) e-reporting tool
04/16/12 - EPA Proposes Rule to Require Electronic Reporting for Chemical Information
04/10/12 - EPA Proposes Significant New Use Rule and Test Rule on Certain Polybrominated Diphenylethers
04/10/12 - Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances
03/20/12 - Rules Proposed to Limit New Uses of Potentially Harmful Chemicals
03/01/12 - EPA Announces TSCA Work Plan Chemicals
02/16/12 - EPA Issues Final Rule to Modify Significant New Uses of Tris Carbamoyl Triazine
02/07/12 - EPA to Host Webinar on ePMN Software
01/31/12 - EPA Rejects House Republican Request to Extend CDR Submission Period
01/31/12 - EPA Hosting CDR Webinar
12/28/11 - EPA Proposes Significant New Use Rules For Pigments Used in Polymers, Coatings
12/12/11 - 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR): Notice regarding CDX Registration and Training
11/30/11 - EPA Releases Formerly Confidential Chemical Information
11/23/11 - EPA Responds to Section 21 Petition on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Chemicals
11/23/11 - EPA Taps New Acting Assistant Administrator for Chemicals Office
11/16/11 - Access to Confidential Business Information by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
11/09/11 - Nominations Sought for 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
10/31/11 - DTSC Releases Safer Consumer Products Regulations
10/27/11 - EPA Issues Proposed and Final HPV Test Rules; EPA Seeks Innovative Use of SNURs
10/27/11 - Steve Owens Announces His Departure from EPA
10/12/11 - EPA Finalizes 36 Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)
09/30/11 - EPA Seeks To Boost Enforcement On Chemical Violations Under TSCA
09/09/11 - Senators seek end to OIRA's review of EPA's chemicals of concern list
08/10/11 - Design for the Environment (dfE) Program Alternatives Assessment Criteria for Hazard Evaluation
08/03/11 - Environmentalists to Seek EPA Rules on ‘Fracking’ Chemicals
08/02/11 - CRS Releases Reports Concerning TSCA and TSCA Reform Legislation
08/02/11 - EPA Publishes Rule to Improve Reporting of Chemical Information
07/26/11 - EPA Considering New Toxicity Testing and Environmental Sampling for BPA
07/11/11 - EPA Proposes to Review New Uses of 14 Chemicals Classified as Glymes / Action taken to better evaluate possible adverse health impacts
07/08/11 - OMB Clears Chemical Reporting Rule
06/16/11 - EPA Establishes Electronic Reporting for Section 5 Significant New Use Notices (SNUNs)
06/08/11 - EPA Removes Confidentiality Claims for More Than 150 Chemicals
05/19/11 - EPA to Suspend IUR Submission Period
04/19/11 - Senator Lautenberg Introduces the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011
04/19/11 - EPA Announces Action Plans on Isocyanates
04/06/11 - EPA Moves to Electronic Reporting of New Chemical Notices
04/04/11 - Waxman Requests Chemicals Data
02/10/11 - EPA Removes Confidentiality Claims on Studies of Chemicals Submitted under TSCA
01/06/11 - EPA Requires Testing of 19 Widely Used Chemicals
12/02/10 - EPA Calls for Nominations for 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
11/18/10 - Overview of the Second List of Chemicals for Tier 1 Screening
10/27/10 - Senator Lautenberg Convenes a Hearing on Children’s Exposures to Chemicals
09/20/10 - EPA to Finalize Rule on Enforceable Consent Agreements (ECAs)
09/20/10 - EPA to Finalize Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) on 25 Substances
09/02/10 - EPA Responds to Recent TSCA Section 21 Petitions to Control Substances
08/24/10 - EPA Publishes Notice of Public Meeting on Third Group of High Production Volume Chemicals
08/18/10 - EPA to Take Action on Chemicals Used in Dyes, Flame Retardants, and Industrial Detergents
08/17/10 - EPA Regulates Elemental Mercury Used in Flow Meters, Natural Gas Manometers, and Pyrometers
08/11/10 - EPA Proposes Improvements to Chemical Reporting
06/28/10 - Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act Passes Both Houses
06/18/10 - ASC Announces TSCA Legislative Reform Webinar
05/27/10 - EPA Plans to Address Confidentiality Claims in Health and Safety Studies under the Toxic Substances Control Act
04/29/10 - EPA Opens Access to Chemical Information
04/08/10 - Reassessment of PCB Use Authorizations: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
03/19/10 - EPA Finalizing First Action Plans, Announces Second Group of Targeted Chemicals
03/08/10 - Access Being Made Available by EPA to Non-Confidential TSCA Inventory
02/25/10 - EPA Publishes Proposed Test Rule on Third Grouping of Chemicals
02/24/10 - EPA Publishes Final Clarification for Chemical Identification Describing Activated Phosphors for TSCA Inventory Purposes
02/22/10 - EPA Denies TSCA Section 21 Petition
02/22/10 - EPA Office of Inspector General Critiques TSCA Implementation – Report Published
02/22/10 - EPA Proposes Rule to Amend Enforceable Consent Agreements (ECAs)
01/29/10 - EPA Amends Polymer Exemption Rule – Perfluorochemicals Targeted
01/26/10 - TSCA Hearing Upcoming in Senate
01/22/10 - EPA Announces Efforts to Make More Chemical Identities Public
01/12/10 - EPA Finalizes Rule on TSCA Section 5 Electronic Submissions
01/07/10 - EPA Releases Action Plans on 4 Chemicals
12/05/09 - First TSCA Hearing Held in Senate Committee
11/23/09 - Senate Committee to Hold TSCA Oversight Hearing
11/19/09 - TSCA Reform Gets Second Hearing in House Subcommittee
10/17/09 - Former EPA Staff Outline Tenets of TSCA Reform
10/06/09 - Daylong Conference Held on the Future of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
03/17/09 - Public Meeting on Proposed HPV Chemicals Testing Rule, March 31, 2009, Washington, D.C.
03/03/09 - TSCA Workshop, May 9, 2009, Ann Arbor, MI
03/03/09 - Global Chemical Regulations Conference, April 6-8, 2009, Baltimore, MD
01/09/09 - EPA Proposes Electronic Submittal of TSCA Premanufacture Notices and Other Amendments
01/02/09 - EPA Posts 2006 Inventory Update Reporting Public Database
11/18/08 - Significant New Use Rules Promulgated for 56 Chemical Substances, Including Two Nanomaterials
11/06/08 - EPA Gives Notice of TSCA Requirements for Carbon Nanotubes
09/15/08 - Risk-Based Prioritizations Posted for 28 Additional HPV Chemicals
07/29/08 - Proposed Rule Would Require Testing of 19 HPV Chemicals (Second Group)
06/26/08 - EPA to Undertake Scientific and Regulatory Evaluation of Formaldehyde Use in Pressed Wood Products
04/29/08 - *NEW GUIDANCE AVAILABLE* - TSCA Section 13 Import Compliance Checklist

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