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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK24 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: TSCA Inventory Notification Active-Inactive Reporting Requirements 
Abstract:

As part of EPA's continuing 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 the TSCA requirement that EPA designate chemical substances on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory as either "active" or "inactive" in U.S. commerce. On January 13, 2017, EPA issued a proposed rule that would require a retrospective electronic notification of chemical substances on the TSCA Inventory that were manufactured (including imported) for non-exempt commercial purposes during the ten-year time period ending on June 21, 2016. EPA would also accept such notices for chemical substances that were processed. EPA would use these notifications to distinguish active substances from inactive substances. EPA would include the active and inactive designations on the TSCA Inventory and as part of its regular publications of the Inventory. EPA also proposed to establish procedures for forward-looking electronic notification of chemical substances on the TSCA Inventory that are designated as inactive, if and when the manufacturing or processing of such chemical substances for non-exempt commercial purposes is expected to resume. Upon receipt of a valid notice, EPA would change the designation of the pertinent chemical substance on the TSCA Inventory from inactive to active. EPA proposed procedures regarding the manner in which such retrospective and forward-looking activity notifications must be submitted, the details of the notification requirements, exemptions from such requirements, and procedures for handling claims of confidentiality. By statute, the notification deadline is 180 days after publication of the final rule in the Federal Register.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 710   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2607 Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Under TSCA section 8(b)(4)(A), EPA must promulgate a final rule within 1 year of enactment.  06/21/2017 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/13/2017  82 FR 4255   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/14/2017 
Final Rule  06/00/2017 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0426. A summary of the recent amendments to TSCA is available at https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/frank-r-lautenberg-chemical-safety-21st-century-act.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/tsca-inventory   Public Comment URL: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0426-0001  
Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Myrta Christian
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7406M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-8498
Email: christian.myrta@epa.gov

Tracy Williamson
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7406M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-8569
Email: williamson.tracy@epa.gov