Latest TSCA

EPA Deadline for TSCA CBI Substantiation Now October 19

October 9, 2017 Industry News
For TSCA submissions containing information claimed as CBI that was filed between June 22, 2016 and March 21, 2017, submitters have until Oct. 19, 2017 to provide the required substantiation under TSCA section 14(c)(3). The original deadline had been Sept. 19, 2017.

ACA Joins Coalition Supporting TSCA Rulemaking Process

September 12, 2017 Industry News
ACA worked with Congress throughout the legislative process to modernize TSCA — which culminated in passage and enactment of The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act — and is very concerned about this challenge to the TSCA rules.

EPA Considers First 10 Chemicals for Risk Evaluation under Amended TSCA

August 29, 2017 Industry News
EPA’s scoping documents will shape evaluations of the first 10 chemicals for initial risk evaluation under TSCA: asbestos; pigment violet 29; 1,4-dioxane; cyclic aliphatic bromides cluster; carbon tetrachloride; 1-bromopropane; methylene chloride; n-methylpyrrolidone; trichloroethylene; and tetrachloroethylene.

EPA to Publish Three Final Rules under TSCA

August 1, 2017 Industry News
EPA’s issuance of final rules for ‘Prioritization,” “Risk Evaluation,” and “Inventory Reset,” will impact how EPA evaluates chemicals used in the coatings industry.

ACA Submits Comments to EPA in Support of Second Alternative for TSCA ‘Unique Identifiers’

July 18, 2017 Industry News
The amended TSCA requires that EPA establish unique identifiers for “each specific chemical identity for which the Administrator approves a request for protection from disclosure." In early May, EPA proposed two alternative methods of issuing unique identifiers.

ACA Submits Comments to EPA on Draft Guidance for Nanoreporting

June 20, 2017 Industry News
The final nano-reporting rule requires a one-time reporting and recordkeeping of existing exposure and health and safety information on nanoscale chemical substances in commerce, and that companies that manufacture (including importing) or process certain chemical substances already in commerce as nanoscale materials notify EPA of certain information.

EPA Extends TSCA Nano-reporting Rule Effective Date, Releases Draft Guidance

May 23, 2017 Industry News
The final nano-reporting rule requires a one-time reporting and recordkeeping of existing exposure and health and safety information on nanoscale chemical substances in commerce, and that companies that manufacture (including importing) or process certain chemical substances already in commerce as nanoscale materials notify EPA of certain information.

TSCA Nanomaterials Reporting Rule Effective Date is May 12; ACA and NMA Seek EPA Stay

April 24, 2017 Industry News
The final nano-reporting rule requires a one-time reporting and recordkeeping of existing exposure and health and safety information on nanoscale chemical substances in commerce, and that companies that manufacture (including importing) or process certain chemical substances already in commerce as nanoscale materials notify EPA of certain information.

EPA Extends Comment Deadline for TSCA Methylene Chloride and NMP Proposal

April 24, 2017 Industry News
Among other restrictions, the rule would prohibit the manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of methylene chloride for consumer and most types of commercial paint and coating removal. EPA also proposed similar restrictions for NMP, along with alternative proposals.

ACA Submits Comments on TSCA Rulemakings to EPA

March 28, 2017 Industry News
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, signed into law on June 22, 2016, mandates the agency to restrict chemicals already in commerce that pose unreasonable risks to public health and the environment. Since January, EPA has released multiple proposed regulations that will impact how EPA evaluates chemicals used in the coatings industry.