First 10 TSCA Risk Evaluations Move Foward, EPA Proposes Historic Asbestos SNUR
As amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety in the 21st Century Act, or LCSA, US EPA is required to evaluate the environmental and human health risks posed by all chemicals on the TSCA Inventory. Under the law, EPA must begin a new risk evaluation each time it completes one. By 2019, EPA will be working on 20 chemical risk evaluations at any one time.
See the announcement in the June 11 Federal Register.
All ten problem formulations for the first "batch" of TSCA chemical evaluations are available at the links below:
- Carbon Tetrachloride
- 1, 4 Dioxane
- Cyclic Aliphatic Bromide Cluster (HBCD)
- Methylene Chloride
- Pigment Violet 29
New TSCA SNUR for AsbestosFor one of the first ten chemicals chosen, asbestos, EPA on June 11 proposed a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR). To create the SNUR, EPA identified uses of asbestos it believes are no longer ongoing. Once the rule becomes Final, anyone who wishes to manufacture or import asbestos for any of the purposes identified in the SNUR must notify EPA before starting work.
This is the first such action for asbestos in US history, according to EPA.
The list of uses subject to the new asbestos SNUR includes: adhesives, sealants, coatings, reinforced plastics, roofing felt, pipeline wrap, missile liner, separators in fuel cells or batteries, vinyl-asbestos floor tile, building materials (except cement), among others. See the full list in the proposed rule here.
Be confident you know your responsibilities under the revised TSCA chemical reporting and inventory management rules. The TSCA Regulations Online Course will help you identify the chemicals at your site that are subject to TSCA reporting; navigate the complex management rules for handling, storing, and processing chemicals (including PCBs); and understand your responsibilities and deadlines for submitting reports to EPA.
Online Now: Stay Up-to-date on TSCA
Tags: asbestos, chemical risk evaluations, new rules, SNUR, TSCA
Find a Post
The instructor took a rather drab set of topics and brought them to life with realistic real-life examples.
As always, Lion never disappoints
The instructor was probably the best I ever had! He made the class enjoyable, was humorous at times, and very knowledgeable.
Mary Sue Michon
I can take what I learned in this workshop and apply it to everyday work and relate it to my activities.
The course was very well structured and covered the material in a clear, concise manner.
Hazmat Shipping Professional
Very well structured, comprehensive, and comparable to live training seminars I've participated in previously. I will recommend the online course to other colleagues with training requirement needs.
Lion is easily and consistently the best option for compliance training. I've learned new information from every instructor I've had.
The instructor did an excellent job presenting a very dry subject; keeping everyone interested and making it enjoyable.
Hazardous Waste Professional
We have a very busy work schedule and using Lion enables us to take the course at our own time. It makes it easy for me to schedule my employees' training.
Hazmat Shipping Professional
The instructor does a great job at presenting material in an approachable way. I have been able to save my company about $30,000 in the last year with what I have learned from Lion!
Download Our Latest Whitepaper
This guide will help you identify 25 of the most -cited errors in RCRA training, recordkeeping, hazardous waste ID, container management, universal waste, and laboratories.