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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK22 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Mercury; Reporting Requirements for the TSCA Mercury Inventory 
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 Substances Control Act (TSCA) with immediate effect upon its enactment on June 22, 2016, EPA is developing a final rule to implement TSCA section 8(b)(10)(D). On October 26, 2017, EPA proposed reporting requirements under TSCA section 8(b)(10)(D) for applicable persons to provide information to assist in the preparation of an "inventory of mercury supply, use, and trade in the United States," where "mercury" is defined as "elemental mercury" and "a mercury compound." The requirements would be applicable to any person who manufactures (including imports) mercury or mercury-added products, or otherwise intentionally uses mercury in a manufacturing process. Based on the inventory of information collected, the Agency is directed to "identify any manufacturing processes or products that intentionally add mercury; and . . . recommend actions, including proposed revisions of Federal law or regulations, to achieve further reductions in mercury 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 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 713   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2607, Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Under TSCA section 8(b)(10)(D), as amended, EPA must promulgate the reporting rule within 2 years of enactment.  06/22/2018 

Overall Description of Deadline: EPA must promulgate the final rule by June 22 2018.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/26/2017  82 FR 49564   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  12/19/2017  82 FR 60168   
Final Rule  06/00/2018 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0421. 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: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/mercury   Public Comment URL: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0421  
Sectors Affected: 212221 Gold Ore Mining; 212231 Lead Ore and Zinc Ore Mining; 212299 All Other Metal Ore Mining; 324122 Asphalt Shingle and Coating Materials Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 326113 Unlaminated Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) Manufacturing; 326121 Unlaminated Plastics Profile Shape Manufacturing; 326150 Urethane and Other Foam Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing; 326199 All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing; 326211 Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading); 326299 All Other Rubber Product Manufacturing; 331110 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing; 331221 Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing; 331313 Alumina Refining and Primary Aluminum Production; 331314 Secondary Smelting and Alloying of Aluminum; 331410 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining; 331492 Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum); 331511 Iron Foundries; 331513 Steel Foundries (except Investment); 332312 Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing; 332911 Industrial Valve Manufacturing; 332993 Ammunition (except Small Arms) Manufacturing; 332994 Small Arms, Ordnance, and Ordnance Accessories Manufacturing; 332999 All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing; 333241 Food Product Machinery Manufacturing; 33331 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing; 333414 Heating Equipment (except Warm Air Furnaces) Manufacturing; 333415 Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing; 333911 Pump and Pumping Equipment Manufacturing; 334412 Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing; 334413 Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing; 334419 Other Electronic Component Manufacturing; 334510 Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing; 334511 Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing; 334512 Automatic Environmental Control Manufacturing for Residential, Commercial, and Appliance Use; 334513 Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying, and Controlling Industrial Process Variables; 334514 Totalizing Fluid Meter and Counting Device Manufacturing; 334515 Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity and Electrical Signals; 334516 Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing; 334519 Other Measuring and Controlling Device Manufacturing; 335110 Electric Lamp Bulb and Part Manufacturing; 335122 Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Electric Lighting Fixture Manufacturing; 335129 Other Lighting Equipment Manufacturing; 33521 Small Electrical Appliance Manufacturing; 335221 Household Cooking Appliance Manufacturing; 335222 Household Refrigerator and Home Freezer Manufacturing; 335224 Household Laundry Equipment Manufacturing; 335228 Other Major Household Appliance Manufacturing; 335313 Switchgear and Switchboard Apparatus Manufacturing; 335314 Relay and Industrial Control Manufacturing; 335912 Primary Battery Manufacturing; 335931 Current-Carrying Wiring Device Manufacturing; 335999 All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing; 336112 Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing; 336120 Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing; 336213 Motor Home Manufacturing; 336214 Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing; 336413 Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing; 336612 Boat Building; 336991 Motorcycle, Bicycle, and Parts Manufacturing; 339112 Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing; 339114 Dental Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing; 33993 Doll, Toy, and Game Manufacturing; 339950 Sign Manufacturing; 424690 Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers; 541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); 562211 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal; 562219 Other Nonhazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal; 562920 Materials Recovery Facilities; 928110 National Security 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Thomas Groeneveld
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7404T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1188
Fax:202 566-0469
Email: groeneveld.thomas@epa.gov

Sue Slotnick
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7404T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1973
Email: slotnick.sue@epa.gov