Latest TSCA Inventory Update Including Active-Inactive Designations
The public version of the April 2018 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory is now available. This version serves as the Agency’s regular update of the inventory that occurs approximately every six months. For the first time, this version includes a field designating which chemical substances were “active” in U.S. commerce based on the following:
(*) Reporting from the 2012 and 2016 Chemical Data Reporting cycles,
(*) Notices of Commencement received by the agency since June 21, 2006, and
(*) Notice of Activity Form A’s received by the agency through the February 7, 2018 deadline, per the TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) rule.
Given the large number of notices received under the Active-Inactive Rule, EPA carefully processed and conducted a quality check of the data to ensure duplicate entries and confidential business information were removed.
EPA is also making available a list of substances reported in a Notice of Activity Form A from February 8 through March 30. This should assist processors in determining which of their substances on the inventory have not yet been designated as “active” to date. The deadline for voluntary submission of an Notice of Activity Form A by processors is October 5, 2018.
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended TSCA, requires EPA to designate chemical substances on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory as either “active” or “inactive” in U.S. commerce. Designations for active chemical substances (i.e., already reported or exempt) are included as part of the Agency’s regular publication of the TSCA Inventory. Designations for inactive chemical substances (i.e., not reported nor exempt) will be included as part of the Agency’s future publications of the TSCA Inventory.
View the April 2018 TSCA Inventory at https://www.epa.gov/tsca-inventory/how-access-tsca-inventory.
SOURCE: US EPA Newsletter (13.4.2018)