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Associated TSCA Websites and Important Phone Numbers

OPPT Homepage
OPPT (Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics) is responsible for implementing TSCA and certain other U.S. environmental rules and legislation. The OPPT website contains information about and links to: OPPT projects and programs (e.g., New Chemicals Program); other information resources (e.g., dockets, clearinghouses, libraries, and hotlines); OPPT publications; and chemical and regulatory information databases and software.

Toxics & Pesticides Enforcement Division
This division of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) handles enforcement activities for TSCA, FIFRA, and EPRCA. Users have access to enforcement response policies, enforcement guidance, civil penalty policies, and information about Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs).

New Chemicals Program
This site describes the procedure for filing TSCA Section 5 "Pre-manufacture Notifications," obtaining forms, and reaching appropriate contacts. Additional information may be obtained from the New Chemicals Branch. Phone: (202) 260-3725.

Biotechnology Home Page
Under the scope of TSCA, genetically engineered microorganisms are reportable under the TSCA Inventory reporting regulations (40 CFR 710). At this Internet site, users can download the regulations, guidance documents for reporting, risk assessments for certain organisms, and status reports. For additional information, contact the New Chemicals Branch. Phone: (202) 260-3725.

TSCA Inventory (Public Version)
Cornell University offers users access to the non-confidential (public) TSCA Inventory through a searchable database in the Health and Safety section of their homepage. To conduct a search, the user must enter a CAS number or a full chemical name. Important Note: For the most accurate information about the status of a chemical in regard to the public portion of the TSCA Inventory, contact the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) at 800-631-1884 and select option #2.

TSCA Inventory (Public Version)
To buy a full copy of the public (i.e., non-confidential) portion of the TSCA Inventory, users must purchase it on disk or CD ROM from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). At this site, the user can get price information and ordering numbers to get the latest copy. Phone: (800) 553-NTIS.

Chemical Abstract Service
Chemical Abstract Service, a division of the American Chemical Society, is the producer of the world’s largest and most comprehensive databases of chemical information. The public (i.e., non-confidential) portion of the TSCA Inventory is available online for members for searches through the Scientific and Technical Information Network (STIN). CAS also provides information regarding chemical lists of other countries. Please see, "Bona Fide Searches" for information about the confidential portion of the TSCA Inventory. Phone: (800) 631-1884, Select option #2.

Bona Fide Searches
This site provides information on how to determine if a chemical is on the confidential portion of the TSCA Inventory. Additional information may be obtained from the Industrial Chemistry Branch. Phone: (202) 260-2659.

Existing Chemicals Program
This site provides information on existing chemicals under the jurisdiction of TSCA. Additional information may be obtained from the Existing Chemicals Branch. Phone: (202) 260-3945.

TSCA Testing Program
This site describes OPPT’s TSCA Testing and Information Gathering Program and its objectives, and serves as the major link to information about core TSCA regulations. Additional information can be obtained from the Chemical Information and Testing Branch. Phone: (202) 260-8130.

TSCA Inventory Update Rule (IUR) Reporting
This site provides information on the latest Chemical Substances Inventory reporting cycle Additional information may be obtained from the Records and Dockets Management Branch. Phone: (202) 260-2523.

TSCA Section 13 Requirements Program
This site provides information on Section 13 import certification requirements. Additional information may be obtained from the Chemical Information and Testing Branch. Phone: (202) 260-8130.

Introduction to the Chemical Import Requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act
This is the on-line brochure that details the requirements for importers under TSCA.  Also included is some useful background material on TSCA, including key definitions, such as what chemical substances are covered by TSCA>

CORR Database
The Chemicals on Reporting Rules List is a quarterly publication that contains two files to be downloaded into the user’s own database software. Those files include a list of chemicals by CAS number referenced in proposed and/or final rules or orders under TSCA Sections 4, 5, 6, and 8 and EPCRA Section 313, and a list of relevant FR citations. Please Note: The CORR List is simply a compliance aid and should not be used in place of the CFR and Federal Register Notices.

OPPT Chemical Fact Sheets
This site provides a set of informational fact sheets on a wide number of chemicals.  The fact sheets describe how the chemical is used, what its health and environmental effects are,  what laws regulate the chemical, and who to contact for information.

OPPT Webpage of Publications for the Regulated Community
This page contains a list of publications that deal with OPPT regulations. Most are designed to help businesses and industries comply with regulations; others are geared to regulators.

TSCA, 15 U.S.C. Chapter 53
The TSCA statute and all of its amendments are available for downloading through the U.S. House of Representatives’ Internet Law Library. Search for Title 15, Chapter 53.

TSCA Federal Register Notices
TSCA Federal Register Notices are arranged by date for those issued since October of 1994. Important Federal Register Notices published before that date are archived by date and title.

Chemicals in Our Community
The publication provides the general public, environmental groups, educational organizers, state and local organizations, and other interested parties with access to many of OPPT’s information products and services.

EPA Regional Contacts and Resources for Technical Assistance

EPA Region 1 (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Pesticides, Toxics, and Radiation Office
Mail Code: CPT
One Congress Street
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
Boston, MA 02203-0001
Phone: (617) 918-1861

EPA Region 2 (NJ, NY, PR, VI)
Pesticides and Toxic Substances Branch
Mail Code: 105
2890 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837-3679
Phone: (732) 321-6765

EPA Region 3 (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV)
Toxics Program and Enforcement Branch
Mail Code: 3WC33
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2029
Phone: (215) 814-2080

EPA Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)
Pesticides and Toxic Substances Branch
Mail Code: APTMD/TS
61 Forsyth Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-8909
Phone: (404) 562-8956

EPA Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)
Pesticides and Toxics Enforcement Section
Mail Code: DT8J
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 886-7061

EPA Region 6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
Toxics Section
Mail Code: 6PD-T
1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 665-6714

EPA Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, NE)
Air, RCRA, and Toxics Division
Mail Code: ARTD/CRIB
726 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, MO 66101
Phone: (913) 551-7020

EPA Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)
Pollution Prevention and Pesticides and Toxics Program
Mail Code: 8P-P3T
999 18th Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80202-2466
Phone: (303) 312-6147

EPA Region 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, AS GU)
Toxics Section
Mail Code: CMD-4-2
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 744-1069

EPA Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA)
Solid Waste and Toxics Unit
Mail Code: WCM-128
1200 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 553-1716

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