TSCA User Fees Proposal

21 February, 2018

What’s Happening?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a prepublication version of the proposed rule. This notice provides details of the TSCA fees and fee categories that would begin in fiscal year 2019 (October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019).  The Agency will subsequently adjust fees, as necessary, every three years to reflect inflation and ensure that the receipts are sufficient to cover 25% of the costs to carry out the activities specified in TSCA section 26(b) as well as 50% or 100% of the costs of risk evaluations requested by manufacturers, depending on the chemical.

 

How Could it Impact Me?

This proposed rule could impact you if your company submits notifications or is required to submit data under TSCA sections 4, 5, 6 and 14.

 

Quick Summary

The proposed fee amounts are as follows:

EPA proposes to start collecting fees the day after the final TSCA user fees regulations are published in the Federal Register. The Agency seeks comments on all aspects of the fee categories being proposed.  Additional information is available in the link provided below.

 

Contact Us

knoell USA, LLC  can help you determine the impact to your company and strategies your company might be able to take to pursue relief (e.g., using the Sustainable Futures program). We can also provide your company with periodic TSCA updates and assist you in positioning your company to address future regulatory requirements.

 

References and Related Documents

https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/prepublication-copy-proposed-tsca-fees-rule

Elizabeth Dederick, Ph.D. Vice President, Industrial Chemicals and Biocides
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