Latest TSCA

EPA to Publish Three Final Rules under TSCA

August 1, 2017 Industry News
The TSCA rules are 1) procedures for prioritization of existing chemicals, 2) procedures for EPA risk evaluations of existing chemicals, and 3) a reporting rule to “reset” the TSCA inventory.

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ACA Submits Comments to EPA on Draft Guidance for Nanoreporting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EPA Extends TSCA Nano-reporting Rule Effective Date, Releases Draft Guidance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.

EPA Proposes Three TSCA Implementation Rules

January 17, 2017 Industry News
The proposed rules for prioritization, risk evaluation, and inventory reset will be critical for EPA’s implementation of the new TSCA program for years to come.

EPA Proposes Use Limits for Methylene Chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in Paint Removers

January 17, 2017 Industry News
EPA proposed the limits under the amended Toxic Substances Act (TSCA), which mandates the agency to restrict chemicals already in commerce that pose unreasonable risks to public health and the environment.

EPA Expected to Release Framework TSCA Proposals Soon

January 3, 2017 Industry News
The proposed rules are 1) procedures for prioritization of existing chemicals, 2) procedures for EPA risk evaluations of existing chemicals, 3) a reporting rule to “reset” the TSCA inventory, and 4) the establishment of user fees under the TSCA program.