Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
TSCA Regulation OverviewThe Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) grants EPA authority to collect data on chemicals used to evaluate, assess, mitigate and control risks that may be posed by their manufacture, processing and use. TSCA provides a variety of control methods to prevent chemicals from posing unreasonable risk, including required reporting, recordkeeping and testing requirements, and restrictions relating to chemical substances and mixtures. Certain substances are generally excluded from TSCA, including food, drugs, cosmetics and pesticides, while other chemicals like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos, radon and lead-based paints have specific requirements to address their production, importation, use and disposal.
TSG assists in all aspects of TSCA, including compliance audits, training, reporting and recordkeeping. Our specialists have extensive experience with the notification of new industrial chemicals in the United States, and we help companies prepare, communicate and follow up with EPA on:
▲ Premanufacture Notices (PMN)
▲ Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) resolution
▲ Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) submissions
▲ Low Volume Exemption (LVE)
▲ Polymer exemption determinations
▲ Low Release Low Exposure (LoRex) exemption
▲ Test Marketing Exemption (TME)
▲ Notices of Commencement (NOC)
▲ Section 5(e) consent orders
▲ Risk assessment
▲ Chemical import issues.
In addition to new chemicals notifications, TSG offers advice on compliance requirements for Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 in:
▲Reviewing studies for possible Section 8(e) substantial risk reviews submission;
▲Resolving Inventory nomenclature issues;
▲Reviewing and assisting with Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule;
▲Resolving import and export issues;
▲Conducting compliance system, product and due diligence audits for Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13;
▲Developing standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance systems; and
▲Providing personnel compliance training.