For the first time, EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) chemical inventory includes information about which chemical substances are designated as “active” in commerce. The update comes after EPA required chemical manufacturers to submit a retrospective report
of chemicals manufactured or imported between 2006 and 2016. See the April 2018 TSCA Chemical Inventory.
EPA updates its TSCA chemical inventory roughly every six months. Find out how major changes to the chemical management and reporting rules in the “Lautenberg Law” will impact your facility. The TSCA Regulations Online Course is updated to cover new rules and responsibilities and is available anytime, anywhere.
How do TSCA Active/Inactive Designations Impact Chemical Manufacturers?
Section 10 of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety in the 21st
Century Act, also called the Lautenberg Act or LCSA, required EPA to categorize chemicals on the TSCA Inventory as active or inactive
. Designating chemicals as active
should help US EPA better target its efforts to restrict or prohibit the manufacture or import of certain chemicals, when deemed necessary.
For chemical manufacturers, knowing which chemical substances are active is key to identifying whether another firm reported the chemical substance or if a “Notice of Activity Form A” is still required. The deadline for voluntary submission of Form A is October 5, 2018.
Any chemical not
reported as “active” will be deemed “inactive.” Once EPA moves a listed chemical to the inactive
list, any person planning to manufacture, import, or process the substance must notify EPA not more than 90 days prior to the anticipated date of manufacturing, importing, or processing.
TSCA Online Training
Be confident you can meet your EPA chemical reporting, recordkeeping, and management requirements under the new
The TSCA Regulations Online Course
guides EHS managers through these complex rules—including how to use the TSCA Chemical Inventory; inventory, IUR, or “Form U” reporting responsibilities; Pre Manufacture Notifications (PMN); Significant New Use Rules (SNUR); and management standards for PCBs.