The first of the chemical risk evaluations required by TSCA reform is now available. The first substance over the finish line is methylene chloride.
Have you finished your TSCA reporting yet? If your facility manufactures or imports one of TSCA’s 20 high-priority chemical substances for draft risk evaluation, you must report it to the EPA by May 27.
On March 30, EPA published its TSCA Draft Risk Evaluation for asbestos, one of the first 10 priority chemicals scheduled for review. EPA reviewed data on potential asbestos exposures and made several initial determinations on risk relating to the environment and occupational health.
EPA has released TSCA draft risk evaluations for trichloroethylene and carbon tetrachloride. These two substances are numbers seven and eight on EPA’s list of the first ten chemicals scheduled for risk review, respectively.
On October 29, 2019, EPA unveiled a draft risk evaluation for the chemical methylene chloride. This comes after a prohibition on consumer sales was enacted in March of this year to go into effect at the end of November.
Some of the limited quantity reliefs are identical across the intermodal transport rules, but others are reserved for specific modes of transport. Shippers can and should capitalize on these limited quantity reliefs when possible, but must recognize that some hazmat requirements still apply to shipping limited quantities.