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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK68 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Confidential Business Information Claims Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering proposing new and amended rules concerning the assertion and maintenance of claims of business confidentiality (i.e., confidential business information or "CBI") under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Amendments to TSCA in 2016 included several new provisions concerning the assertion and Agency review and treatment of confidentiality claims. EPA is considering procedures for submitting and supporting such claims in TSCA submissions, including substantiation requirements, exemptions, electronic reporting enhancements, and maintenance or withdrawal of confidentiality claims. EPA is also considering whether the proposed rule should also elaborate on EPA's procedures for reviewing and communicating with TSCA submitters about confidentiality claims. EPA expects the proposed rule to include new provisions, as well as revisions to existing rules on asserting confidentiality claims to conform to the 2016 amendments to TSCA.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 703    40 CFR 707    40 CFR 720    40 CFR 723    40 CFR 725    40 CFR 790    40 CFR 717    40 CFR 716    40 CFR 704    40 CFR 2    40 CFR 702   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2613   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/12/2022  87 FR 29078   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/11/2022 
Final Rule  05/00/2023 
Additional Information: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2021-0419.
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:
Jessica Barkas
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
7405M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 250-8880

Katherine Sleasman
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7206M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1204