EPA Announces New Web Pages Providing New Chemical Notices Receipt Information
EPA announced on November 13, 2019, that it published “new, easily-searchable” web pages displaying information on:
- Premanufacture Notices (PMN), Significant New Use Notices (SNUN), Microbial Commercial Activity Notices (MCAN), and Test Market Exemption Applications (TMEA);
- Notices of Commencement of Manufacture or Import (NOC); and
- Test information submitted under Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
EPA notes that it is required to publish information pertaining to new chemical submissions under TSCA Section 5. EPA states that historically, these data have been, and will continue to be, made available monthly in the Federal Register via www.regulations.gov. According to EPA, the new web pages “are a much easier way for the public to access information about new chemical submissions.” The web pages provide information, such as the date the notice was received by EPA, the case number, and the chemical substance identity (to the extent that such information is not subject to a confidential business information (CBI) claim. EPA states that it will update the web pages monthly.