EPA Marks the Anniversary of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act with New Rules, Guidance, and Scoping Documents
June 29, 2017
On June 22, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed three new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rules, a guidance document for industry risk assessments, as well as the scoping documents of the first 10 chemical risk evaluations that will be conducted, marking the one year anniversary of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (LCSA) for the 21st Century. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the following three new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rules:

  • Procedures for the Prioritization of Chemicals (link)
  • Procedures for Chemical Risk Evaluation (link)
  • Inventory Notification Requirements (link).

Additionally, EPA prepared a guidance document for developing and submitting draft risk evaluations to EPA, including science standards, data quality considerations, and the steps of the risk evaluation process.  EPA also published the scopes of the risk evaluations for the first ten chemical substances designated to undergo risk evaluation under LCSA/TSCA. As of June 28, 2017, the rules are in the form of a Federal Register Notice and the Final Rules will be published in the Federal Register.

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