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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK20 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Procedures for Evaluating Existing Chemical Risks Under the Toxic Substances Control Act 

As part of EPA's ongoing efforts to implement the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) with immediate effect upon its enactment on June 22, 2016, EPA is developing a final rule to implement TSCA section 6(b)(4). TSCA section 6(b)(4), as amended, requires that EPA promulgate a final rule within 1 year of enactment to establish EPA's process for evaluating the risk of existing chemical substances and determining whether they present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment, without consideration of costs or other non-risk factors, including an unreasonable risk to a potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation identified as relevant to the risk evaluation by the Administrator, under the conditions of use.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 702   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Under TSCA section 6(b)(4)(B), EPA must establish the risk evaluation process by rule within 1 year of enactment.  06/22/2017 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/19/2017  82 FR 7562   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/20/2017 
Final Rule  06/00/2017 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0654. A summary of the recent amendments to TSCA is available at
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
Sectors Affected: 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Susanna Blair
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7401M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-4371