TSCA and confidential business information

Court finds that U.S. EPA needs to revise substantiation required for companies to claim confidential business information under Toxic Substances Control Act; Environmental Defense Fund calls for new consultation on proposed rule

EPA: Priority substances for TSCA evaluation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prioritizes 20 substances to undergo risk evaluation according to Toxic Substances Control Act; list includes several solvents, phthalates, flame retardants, chemical intermediates with food contact relevance; public consultation now open

Webinar on updated TSCA inventory

U.S. EPA updates Toxic Substances Control Act inventory, flags over 45 thousand chemicals set to be labeled as not anymore in commerce; webinar on March 15 to explain notification process for manufactures and importers

U.S. EPA: Final nano-reporting rule takes effect

Natural Resources Defense Council discusses U.S. EPA’s final nanomaterials reporting rule, highlights improved transparency and opportunities for informed regulatory decisions

Health advocates sue EPA over new TSCA rules

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and other organizations ask U.S. court to review EPA’s final rules on prioritization and risk evaluation of chemicals, claim rules insufficiently protect health and environment

EPA speeds up review of new chemicals

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency eliminates backlog of over 600 new chemicals awaiting market approval, announces improved chemical review process and increased transparency

Final TSCA framework rules published

U.S. EPA issues final rules on prioritization, risk evaluation, and inventory of chemicals under revised TSCA; scope of risk assessment for first 10 high-priority substances defined

Opinion: Public must engage in implementation of revised TSCA

Article in Daily Environmental Report summarizes strengths and weaknesses of the updated Toxic Substances Control Act; calls on public to engage in implementation process

New requirements for trade secret claims

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires justification for confidential business information claims under reformed chemicals regulation TSCA

U.S. EPA: Final nanomaterials reporting rule

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issues final rule on nanomaterials reporting to come into effect May 2017