EPA Will Host April 16 Call on TSCA Fees for EPA-Initiated Risk Evaluations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a call on April 16, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT) on its recently announced plan to reduce burden for certain stakeholders subject to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) fees rule requirements for EPA-initiated risk evaluations. The call will cover:
- TSCA fees rule requirements and processes associated with EPA-initiated risk evaluations;
- EPA’s March 25, 2020, rulemaking announcement and “No Action Assurance” and the implications for certain manufacturers who: (1) import a high-priority chemical in an article; (2) produce a high-priority chemical as a byproduct; or (3) produce or import a high-priority chemical as an impurity; and
- Reporting obligations during the current comment period for the preliminary lists of fee payers, closing May 27, 2020.
EPA asks stakeholders to submit questions by April 14, 2020, to Ben Dyson, firstname.lastname@example.org, and EPA will address them during the call. Additional questions from participants will be answered during the call as time permits. Registration is now open.
Our March 4, 2020, memorandum, “EPA Plans to Provide Additional Clarification on Self-Identifying as a Manufacturer or Importer of a High-Priority Chemical,” suggests that industry stakeholders that believe they may be impacted by the January 27 notice may wish to consider suspending ongoing internal deliberations on self-reporting obligations until EPA provides additional guidance.
Information on forming a consortium is available in our March 2, 2020, memorandum, “The Essential Value of Forming TSCA Consortia.”
More information on the 20 substances designated as high-priority substances is available in our December 20, 2019, memorandum, “Final List of High-Priority Chemicals Will Be Next to Undergo Risk Evaluation under TSCA.”
More information on the final TSCA fees rule is availab