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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK64 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Revisions to the Fees Rule Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 

EPA is reviewing the final rule issued in 2018 under section 26(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that established the requirements and procedures for setting and collecting fees from chemical manufacturers (including importers) and, in some cases, processors. TSCA section 26(b) directs EPA to collect fees in order to defray some of the Agency’s costs related to activities under TSCA sections 4, 5, and 6, and the costs for collecting, processing, reviewing, and providing access to and protecting information about chemical substances from disclosure as appropriate under TSCA section 14. TSCA section 26(b)(4)(F) requires EPA to review and adjust the fees established in this rule every three years, and to consult with parties potentially subject to fees when the fees are reviewed and updated to reflect changes in program costs. In addition to possible revisions resulting from this review, consistent with its announcement in March 2020, EPA will also consider proposing exemptions to the current Rule’s self-identification requirements associated with EPA-initiated risk evaluations for manufacturers that (1) import the chemical substance in an article; (2) produce the chemical substance as a byproduct; and (3) produce or import the chemical substance as an impurity.

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: Other 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 700   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  TSCA section 26(b)(4)(F) requires EPA to review and adjust the fees established in its 2018 rule every three years to reflect changes in program costs.  10/01/2021 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2020 
Final Action  10/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ryan Schmit
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7404T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-0610
Fax:202 566-0471