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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

08/28/14
EPA Releases Final Risk Assessments on Three TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

07/01/14
Expert Public Workshop on Alternatives and Risk Reduction Approaches to Trichloroethylene (TCE) Use as a Degreaser

06/27/14
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Correction of Misreported Chemical Substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Substances Inventory (Renewal)

06/25/14
EPA Releases Final TSCA Risk Assessment on TCE

06/20/14
Modifications of TSCA New Chemicals SNURs Published

06/12/14
EPA Identifies Safer Substitutes for Toxic Flame Retardants/Identified chemicals are persistent, accumulate in the environment and have reproductive, developmental, and neurological toxicity

06/06/14
Information Collection Request (ICR) Consultation on TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule

06/03/14
EPA Reorganizes OPPT

05/14/14
EPA Requires Global Titanium Manufacturer to Investigate and Clean Up PCB Contamination in Nevada / Titanium Metals Corporation to pay record $13.75 million civil penalty for TSCA violations at single facility

05/06/14
EPA Extends Comment Period on Issues Related to Laminated Products in the Proposed Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products

04/04/14
Enforceable Consent Agreement on D4

03/26/14
Withdrawal of TSCA New Chemicals SNUR Published Today

03/19/14
Electronic Reporting; Toxic Substances Control Act Notifications of Substantial Risk and for Your Information Submissions

03/19/14
Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals; Chemical Information Reporting under TSCA section 8(a) and Health and Safety Data Reporting under TSCA section 8(d)

03/18/14
EPA Calls for 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations

02/21/14
EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Updates EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan

02/07/14
Proposed Significant New Use Rule on Certain Chemical Substances

02/04/14
EPA Issues Final Significant New Use Rule on 5 Chemical Substances

01/29/14
DfE Alternatives Assessment Reports for DecaBDE and BPA in Thermal Paper

01/23/14
Seventy-Third Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments

12/11/13
EPA Honors Winners of the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

12/06/13
Central Data Exchange (CDX) Registration Walkthrough – Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

11/25/13
TSCA Electronic Reporting Submission System Outreach – Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

11/25/13
TSCA Section 4 Test Rule Data Electronic Web Submission System Outreach – Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

11/20/13
EDSP Electronic Web Submission System Beta Outreach – Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT

11/19/13
TSCA Section 5 Electronic Web Submission System Outreach – Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

11/13/13
Peer Review Meeting Dates for TSCA Risk Assessment for HHCB

11/12/13
Removal of Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances

10/28/13
Extension of Review Periods Under the Toxic Substances Control Act; Certain Chemicals and Microorganisms; Premanufacture, Significant New Use, and Exemption Notices; Delay in Processing Due to Lack of Authorized Funding

10/25/13
EPA Reschedules Remaining Peer Review Meetings on Draft TSCA Risk Assessments for Methylene Chloride or Dichloromethane (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)

09/30/13
EPA Takes Steps to Allow Restriction of Imports of Harmful Category of Chemicals used in Carpets

09/25/13
Antimony Trioxide TSCA Chemical Risk Assessment; Notice of Public Meetings and Opportunity to Comment

09/24/13
EPA Evaluates Flame Retardants Including a Safer Substitute for HBCD

09/05/13
Webinar on EPA’s New Web Tool - ChemView

08/21/13
Extension of Public Comment Period on Two Proposed Regulations on Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products

08/08/13
Final Significant New Use Rules on 53 Chemical Substances

07/12/13
Chemical Substances and Mixtures Used in Oil and Gas Exploration or Production; TSCA Section 21 Petition; Reasons for Agency Response

06/19/13
EPA Issues Fact Sheet on Isotopes

06/06/13
Refrigerant gets deregulated by EPA

05/09/13
EPA Publishes Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) on 15 Substances

05/02/13
Significant New Use Rule on Ethoxylated, Propoxylated Diamine Diaryl Substituted Phenylmethane Ester With Alkenylsuccinate, Dialkylethanolamine Salt

04/22/13
Proposed Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) on Eight Chemical Substances

04/10/13
Lautenberg Reintroduces "Safe Chemicals Act” to Protect Americans from Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products

02/22/13
EPA Calls for 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations

02/22/13
EPA Increases Access to Chemical Information

02/22/13
Proposed Significant New Use Rules on 37 Certain Chemical Substances

02/01/13
EPA Modifies Significant New Uses of Ethaneperoxoic Acid, 1,1-Dimethylpropyl Ester

01/23/13
EPA Proposes Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) for Four Chemical Substances

01/04/13
EPA Releases First Set of Draft Risk Assessments Under Existing Chemicals Work Plan Effort

12/17/12
EPA Withdraws Immediate Final Rule on Cadmium or Cadmium Compounds in Consumer Products

12/12/12
New Analog Identification Methodology (AIM) software is now available from EPA

12/07/12
EPA Office of Inspector General Recommends Sunset Dates on Confidential Business Information (CBI)

12/07/12
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notification of Substantial Risk of Injury to Health and the Environment Under TSCA Section 8(e) (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0794.13

11/20/12
EPA Issues Direct Final Rule on Cadmium or Cadmium Compounds in Consumer Products

11/16/12
EPA to Host Webinar on Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Electronic Tool

11/05/12
EPA Publishes Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances

10/05/12
Significant New Use Rules on 78 Chemical Substances

10/03/12
Congressional Budget Office Provides Costs of S. 847, Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

09/19/12
EPA Generates Design for the Environment List of Safer Chemical Ingredients

09/12/12
Microorganisms; General Exemptions From Reporting Requirements; Revisions to Recipient Organisms Eligible for Tier I and Tier II Exemptions

08/22/12
EPA Stops the Importation of Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins as Part of Settlement with INEOS

08/21/12
Availability of Risk Assessment Plans for 2012 Work Plan Chemicals

08/20/12
Safer Consumer Product Regulations Notice

08/16/12
EPA Issues Significant New Use Rules on 25 Chemical Substances

08/16/12
EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Safer Product Labeling Team Announces Plans to List Chemicals

07/31/12
DfE Releases Draft Report “Bisphenol A (BPA) Alternatives in Thermal Paper” for Public Comment

07/30/12
EPA Identifies Substitutes for Toxic Flame Retardant Chemical

07/24/12
EPA Finalizes Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)

07/16/12
Significant New Use Rule for Phenol, 2,4- dimethyl-6-(1-methylpentadecyl)-

06/13/12
EPA proposes SNUR on genetically-modified microorganism

06/12/12
EPA Extends TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Submission Period

06/01/12
EPA Identifies Work Plan Chemicals for 2013 and 2014

05/25/12
EPA Announces Public Meeting to Negotiate an Enforceable Consent Agreement (ECA) for Two Siloxanes

05/22/12
Extension of Public Comment Period on PBDE Test Rule and SNUR

05/18/12
Revocation and Reproposal of Testing Requirements for C.I. Pigment Blue 61

05/01/12
EPA to Promulgate 119 Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)

04/27/12
TSCA Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) Published on 23 Chemicals

04/20/12
Webinar on TSCA section 8(e) e-reporting tool

04/16/12
EPA Proposes Rule to Require Electronic Reporting for Chemical Information

04/10/12
EPA Proposes Significant New Use Rule and Test Rule on Certain Polybrominated Diphenylethers

04/10/12
Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances

03/20/12
Rules Proposed to Limit New Uses of Potentially Harmful Chemicals

03/01/12
EPA Announces TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

02/16/12
EPA Issues Final Rule to Modify Significant New Uses of Tris Carbamoyl Triazine

02/07/12
EPA to Host Webinar on ePMN Software

01/31/12
EPA Rejects House Republican Request to Extend CDR Submission Period

01/31/12
EPA Hosting CDR Webinar

12/28/11
EPA Proposes Significant New Use Rules For Pigments Used in Polymers, Coatings

12/12/11
2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR): Notice regarding CDX Registration and Training

11/30/11
EPA Releases Formerly Confidential Chemical Information

11/23/11
EPA Responds to Section 21 Petition on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Chemicals

11/23/11
EPA Taps New Acting Assistant Administrator for Chemicals Office

11/16/11
Access to Confidential Business Information by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

11/09/11
Nominations Sought for 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

10/31/11
DTSC Releases Safer Consumer Products Regulations

10/27/11
EPA Issues Proposed and Final HPV Test Rules; EPA Seeks Innovative Use of SNURs

10/27/11
Steve Owens Announces His Departure from EPA

10/12/11
EPA Finalizes 36 Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)

09/30/11
EPA Seeks To Boost Enforcement On Chemical Violations Under TSCA

09/09/11
Senators seek end to OIRA's review of EPA's chemicals of concern list

08/10/11
Design for the Environment (dfE) Program Alternatives Assessment Criteria for Hazard Evaluation

08/03/11
Environmentalists to Seek EPA Rules on ‘Fracking’ Chemicals

08/02/11
CRS Releases Reports Concerning TSCA and TSCA Reform Legislation

08/02/11
EPA Publishes Rule to Improve Reporting of Chemical Information

07/26/11
EPA Considering New Toxicity Testing and Environmental Sampling for BPA

07/11/11
EPA Proposes to Review New Uses of 14 Chemicals Classified as Glymes / Action taken to better evaluate possible adverse health impacts

07/08/11
OMB Clears Chemical Reporting Rule

06/16/11
EPA Establishes Electronic Reporting for Section 5 Significant New Use Notices (SNUNs)

06/08/11
EPA Removes Confidentiality Claims for More Than 150 Chemicals

05/19/11
EPA to Suspend IUR Submission Period

04/19/11
Senator Lautenberg Introduces the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

04/19/11
EPA Announces Action Plans on Isocyanates

04/06/11
EPA Moves to Electronic Reporting of New Chemical Notices

04/04/11
Waxman Requests Chemicals Data

02/10/11
EPA Removes Confidentiality Claims on Studies of Chemicals Submitted under TSCA

01/06/11
EPA Requires Testing of 19 Widely Used Chemicals

12/02/10
EPA Calls for Nominations for 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

11/18/10
Overview of the Second List of Chemicals for Tier 1 Screening

10/27/10
Senator Lautenberg Convenes a Hearing on Children’s Exposures to Chemicals

09/20/10
EPA to Finalize Rule on Enforceable Consent Agreements (ECAs)

09/20/10
EPA to Finalize Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) on 25 Substances

09/02/10
EPA Responds to Recent TSCA Section 21 Petitions to Control Substances

08/24/10
EPA Publishes Notice of Public Meeting on Third Group of High Production Volume Chemicals

08/18/10
EPA to Take Action on Chemicals Used in Dyes, Flame Retardants, and Industrial Detergents

08/17/10
EPA Regulates Elemental Mercury Used in Flow Meters, Natural Gas Manometers, and Pyrometers

08/11/10
EPA Proposes Improvements to Chemical Reporting

06/28/10
Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act Passes Both Houses

06/18/10
ASC Announces TSCA Legislative Reform Webinar

05/27/10
EPA Plans to Address Confidentiality Claims in Health and Safety Studies under the Toxic Substances Control Act

04/29/10
EPA Opens Access to Chemical Information

04/08/10
Reassessment of PCB Use Authorizations: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

03/19/10
EPA Finalizing First Action Plans, Announces Second Group of Targeted Chemicals

03/08/10
Access Being Made Available by EPA to Non-Confidential TSCA Inventory

02/25/10
EPA Publishes Proposed Test Rule on Third Grouping of Chemicals

02/24/10
EPA Publishes Final Clarification for Chemical Identification Describing Activated Phosphors for TSCA Inventory Purposes

02/22/10
EPA Denies TSCA Section 21 Petition

02/22/10
EPA Office of Inspector General Critiques TSCA Implementation – Report Published

02/22/10
EPA Proposes Rule to Amend Enforceable Consent Agreements (ECAs)

01/29/10
EPA Amends Polymer Exemption Rule – Perfluorochemicals Targeted

01/26/10
TSCA Hearing Upcoming in Senate

01/22/10
EPA Announces Efforts to Make More Chemical Identities Public

01/12/10
EPA Finalizes Rule on TSCA Section 5 Electronic Submissions

01/07/10
EPA Releases Action Plans on 4 Chemicals

12/05/09
First TSCA Hearing Held in Senate Committee

11/23/09
Senate Committee to Hold TSCA Oversight Hearing

11/19/09
TSCA Reform Gets Second Hearing in House Subcommittee

10/17/09
Former EPA Staff Outline Tenets of TSCA Reform

10/06/09
Daylong Conference Held on the Future of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

03/17/09
Public Meeting on Proposed HPV Chemicals Testing Rule, March 31, 2009, Washington, D.C.

03/03/09
TSCA Workshop, May 9, 2009, Ann Arbor, MI

03/03/09
Global Chemical Regulations Conference, April 6-8, 2009, Baltimore, MD

01/09/09
EPA Proposes Electronic Submittal of TSCA Premanufacture Notices and Other Amendments

01/02/09
EPA Posts 2006 Inventory Update Reporting Public Database

11/18/08
Significant New Use Rules Promulgated for 56 Chemical Substances, Including Two Nanomaterials

11/06/08
EPA Gives Notice of TSCA Requirements for Carbon Nanotubes

09/15/08
Risk-Based Prioritizations Posted for 28 Additional HPV Chemicals

07/29/08
Proposed Rule Would Require Testing of 19 HPV Chemicals (Second Group)

06/26/08
EPA to Undertake Scientific and Regulatory Evaluation of Formaldehyde Use in Pressed Wood Products

04/29/08
*NEW GUIDANCE AVAILABLE* - TSCA Section 13 Import Compliance Checklist





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