Due to the recent and historically long Federal government shutdown, EPA has extended its review period for recently submitted Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 5 notices.
Last week, US EPA put forth three TSCA-related actions you should know about if you manufature, process, or use chemicals on the TSCA Inventory: New user fees to defray the costs of Lautenberg Law-required risk evaluations, the withdrawal of Significant New Use Rules for 145 chemicals, and preparations for the next 73 chemical risk evaluations EPA must complete.
On Friday, August 17, US EPA announced Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) under TSCA Section 5(e) for twenty-seven chemical substances used as flame retardants, plasticizers, lubricants, and waterproofers in products like rubber, adhesives, textiles, and others.
US EPA promulgated a Final Rule on June 12, 2018 to add a category for nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to the reporting requirements in Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
EPA will rescind some new chemical Risk Management Plan requirements for chemical facitlies promulgated in response to an April 2013 ammonium nitrate explosion in West, Texas that killed fifteen, injured 160, and damaged or destroyed 150 buildings.
As a shipper, the responsibility for hazardous materials compliance ultimately rests with you. To protect your reputation and avoid hazmat penalties, you must carefully select all potential partners who may impact the safety of your shipments. That includes freight forwarders and cargo agents.
EPA extended the deadline for public comments on its proposal User Fees Rule under TSCA and released supplemental findings regarding small businesses in the chemical sector.
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...
Do all chemical containers need GHS labels? Lion instructor and Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) Joel Gregier answers this common OSHA chemical hazard communication question in Safety + Health Magazine online this month.
On February 7, US EPA released a long-awaited TSCA draft rulemaking to implement user fees for chemical manufacturers to control the costs of EPA’s work to evaluate and regulate chemicals in the US.
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