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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK65 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Updates to New Chemicals Procedural Regulations to Reflect the 2016 Amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 

On June 22, 2016, the Lautenberg amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) were signed into law and impacted how EPA reviews and makes determinations on new chemical notices under TSCA section 5. As a result of these increased responsibilities, it has become more challenging for EPA to complete reviews within 90 days. This rulemaking seeks to revise the new chemicals procedural regulations in 40 CFR Part 720 to improve the efficiency of EPA’s review process and to align its processes and procedures with the new statutory requirements. This rulemaking seeks to increase the quality of information initially submitted in new chemicals notices and improve the Agency’s processes to reduce unnecessary rework in the risk assessment and, ultimately, the length of time that new chemicals are under review.

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 720   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2604 et seq., Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2020 
Final Action  07/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
James Alwood
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
7405M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-8974
Fax:202 564-9490

James N Tyree
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-2658