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09/10/2013

Risk and Reaction: Reporting and Recordkeeping Under TSCA

When we talk about the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), we often talk about the inventory reports chemical manufacturers, processors, and distributors must submit to the EPA. In addition to requiring these inventory reports, TSCA also includes reporting and recordkeeping standards for two specially identified situations: Companies must report to the EPA on any...

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11/13/2012

New Significant New Use Rules for Twenty Chemicals

On Friday, November 2, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency promulgated Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) for twenty chemicals which had previously been subject to the Pre-Manufacture Notification (PMN) rules under TSCA. Anyone who intends to manufacture, import, or process any of the twenty chemicals for any activity that is deemed a “significant new use” is required to...

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08/15/2012

New TSCA Online Course Now Available

In 2012, more companies became subject to the U.S. EPA’s TSCA regulations with a recent change to the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rules.  Many companies that have never before submitted CDR reports or followed specific management standards for their chemicals are required to do so this year...

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07/12/2012

EPA Extends Deadline for Chemical Data Reports

On June 18, 2012, the Federal Register published a Final Notice extending the reporting deadline for the revised TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Rule (CDR). The new deadline is August 13th, 2012, six weeks beyond the original deadline of June 30, 2012.
 
The purpose of CDR is for the EPA to collect quality, screening-level, exposure-related data on a wide range of chemical substances. But, who is subject to the rule and what are the requirements...

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06/19/2012

EPA Extends Reporting Period for 2012 CDR

On June 11, 2012 Mr. Jim Jones, EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention signed a rule to extend the Chemical Data Rule (CDR) reporting period by six weeks. The submission deadline for the report is moved to...

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06/12/2012

EPA Issues New Controls for Mercury Articles

On May 30th, 2012, EPA published a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for elemental mercury used in barometers, manometers, hygrometers, and pyrometers. Under the terms of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), this means that beginning June 29, 2012, any “new use” of elemental mercury in certain articles must be reported to the EPA before...

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01/10/2012

TSCA Chemical Data Reporting: The New Form U and You

On August 16, 2011 (76 FR 50816), EPA published its new Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, replacing the previously existing Inventory Update Report (IUR) Rule. While the form for submitting data remains the same (the Form U), some key information has changed...

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11/29/2011

Preparing for 2012 Reporting Obligations

Personally, the last month of the year usually means entry into the year–end holiday season. For EHS managers, this should also mean preparing your 2012 compliance calendars. These calendars will likely include various reporting obligations. While many of your reporting obligations and frequencies are site–specific (e.g., NPDES discharge monitoring reports and Clean Air Act Title V certifications), some events...

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08/17/2011

TSCA Inventory Update Reporting Modifications; Chemical Data Reporting

On August 2, 2011 Lion Members received our Special Bulletin issue of NewsInfo Links in which we provided notice of the pre-publication version of EPA’s final rule regarding the Toxic Substances Control Act rule for Chemical Data Reporting (40 CFR 711)
 
Well, the final rule was published...

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07/12/2011

Question of the Week: PCB Waste Management

Q. We are doing some building maintenance and have removed or replaced a number of our fluorescent lighting fixtures. As a result, we have an assortment of lighting ballasts. I know that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are regulated under TSCA and not RCRA. Can I presume that our lighting ballasts contain less than 50 ppm PCBs? If not....

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