Category Archives: TSCA

2016 TSCA Reporting Update

US EPA recently announced that the 2016 TSCA Reports for chemical manufactures will now be due by October 31.  Previously the reports were due on September 30, 2016.  This extension should be published in the U.S. Federal Register soon.  A copy of the pre-publication version of the extension is available at https://www.epa.gov/chemical-data-reporting/federal-register-notice-chemical-data-reporting-2016-submission-period. Information on TSCA… Read More »

2016 TSCA Reporting

The 2016 TSCA Reports for chemical manufacturers are due by September 30, 2016.  Production volumes of chemicals manufactured are included in this report.  Under TSCA the import of a chemical is considered manufacturing.  Unlike previous years, the manufacturers are required to report production volumes from 2012 through 2015.  In previous reports only the previous calendar… Read More »

TSCA Reform Bill Signed Into Law

On June 22, 2016 President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, more commonly known as the “Toxic Substances Control Act  Reform” bill. The bill strengthens what environmental commentators considered to be one of the weakest environmental protection laws on the books. The bill revamps the Toxic Substances… Read More »

USEPA Moves Forward with Potential TSCA Rulemaking Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing

The public comment period for USEPA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and potential regulation pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) comes to a conclusion on September 18, 2014 and sets the stage for a final decision by the agency as to whether it will move forward with… Read More »