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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK99 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Asbestos; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) 
Abstract:

This rulemaking, under the authority of section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), would require certain persons that manufactured (including imported) or processed asbestos and asbestos-containing articles (including as an impurity) to report certain exposure-related information, including quantities of asbestos and asbestos-containing articles manufactured (including imported) or processed, types of asbestos use, and employee data. Reported information would be used by EPA and other Federal agencies in considering the regulation of asbestos. This rulemaking is the result of a settlement agreement, stemming from litigation pursuant to TSCA section 21. See Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization v. EPA, No. 19-CV-00871; State of California et al. v. EPA, No. 19-CV-03807.

 
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 704   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2607(a)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial    11/18/2022 
NPRM  Judicial    03/18/2022 

Overall Description of Deadline: Deadlines established by Settlement Agreement.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/06/2022  87 FR 27060   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/05/2022 
Final Rule  11/00/2022 
Additional Information: .
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Daniel Ruedy
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Mail Code 7410M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-7974
Email: ruedy.daniel@epa.gov

David Turk
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7410M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1527
Email: turk.david@epa.gov