US EPA Extends Date For Designation of Inactive Substances on the TSCA Inventory to August 5, 2019

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 13:14

US EPA has announced that the formal designation of substances as inactive on US EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory will become effective on August 5, 2019. (84 Fed. Reg. 21773 (May 15, 2019)). US EPA’s action gives companies an additional three months to continue to manufacture, import and process substances, even though the substances are “identified” as “inactive” on the TSCA Inventory.The 2016 amendments to TSCA require US EPA to “reset” the TSCA Inventory to identify substances as “active” or “inactive” based on whether they were manufactured, imported or processed during the 10-year period ending June 21, 2016. Under US EPA’s TSCA Inventory Reset rule (87 Fed. Reg. 37520)(Aug. 11, 2017), once US EPA has designated a substance as inactive on the Inventory, a company may not manufacture, import or process the inactive substance without giving prior notice to US EPA by submitting a Notice of Activity (NOA) Form B electronically on the agency’s Central Data Exchange (CDX) website.SEE: