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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK62 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Reporting and Recordkeeping for Certain Chemicals Under Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
Abstract:

EPA is developing a rulemaking under section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to add certain chemicals that are on the TSCA Work Plan to the Chemical-Specific Reporting and Recordkeeping rules in 40 CFR part 704, subpart B. TSCA section 8(a) authorizes EPA to require manufacturers (defined by TSCA to include importers) and processors of certain chemicals to report information known to or reasonably ascertainable by them, including information on chemical identity and structure, manufacture, use, exposure, disposal, and health and environmental effects, and to maintain records of such information. EPA is developing this TSCA section 8(a) rule to obtain information about potential hazards and exposure pathways related to certain chemicals on the TSCA Work Plan, particularly occupational, environmental, and consumer exposure information. This information is needed to inform prioritization and risk evaluation of the chemical substances, as mandated under TSCA section 6. TSCA section 6 requires EPA to draw chemicals from the 2014 update of the TSCA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments to prioritize and/or evaluate those particular chemicals or chemical groups listed on the Work Plan for potential risks.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 704   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq., Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2020 
Final Rule  06/00/2021 
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/chemicals-under-tsca  
Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Harlan Weir
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Mail Code 7405M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-9885
Email: weir.harlan@epa.gov

Loraine Passe
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
7406M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-9064
Email: passe.loraine@epa.gov