Who to Contact at the EPA for TSCA Premanufacture Notices - And Everything Else You Need to Know About PMN's!

EHSO stands ready to offer consulting services to prepare the PMN (write EHSO feedback)

The EPA offers information as well, for free - but of course they do not help you actually make the preparation and submission.   The TSCA Assistance Information Service (TSCA hotline) is available to answer general questions about the PMN process or filing a PMN form. The TSCA hotline operates Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. or Call (202) 554-1404. FAX requests for documents are received every day, at all times, on (202) 554-5603.

The TSCA Assistance Information Service has also developed a useful listing of Internet sites having OPPT-related information.

To request assistance by mail, write:

Environmental Assistance Division (7408) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics U.S. EPA 401 M Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20460; by e-mail [email protected]

Management of the process in the New Chemicals Program has recently undergone substantial changes in an Office-wide reorganization. It is now handled through two branches: the New Chemicals Prenotice Branch and the New Chemicals Notice Management Branch.

The New Chemicals Prenotice Branch is charged with with public outreach and with assisting potential submitters in determining whether their chemical substances require premanufacture notice and with questions on how to appropriately respond in submissions (routine questions about the forms, requests for publications, etc., are handled by the TSCA Hot Line, which can be reached by this link, by e-mail on "[email protected]", by voice on 202-554-1404, by facsimile on 202-554-5603.) The New Chemicals Notice Management Branch is charged with managing the process for submissions under 5(e). Submissions which are under active review post-focus are generally the subject of active communication between the notice manager and the submitter. This page is a roster of New Chemicals Program personnel.  There are two branches which manage the New Chemicals Program: the New Chemicals Prenotice Branch and the New Chemicals Notice Management Branch.

The New Chemicals Prenotice Branch facilitates all prenotice communications and assists potential submitters in determining whether their chemical substances require premanufacture notice.  This branch is also responsible for outreach, TSCA section 5 policy formulation and interpretation, and coordinating the review of all section 5 exemption notices (i.e., low volume (LVE), low releases and low exposures (LoREX), and test marketing (TME)).  Routine questions about forms, publications, general policies, etc. are handled by the TSCA Hot Line (see button link in the left margin of this page, or by voice at 202/554-1404 and facsimile at 202/554-5603.)  To check on the EPA review status of a particular exemption notice, click on the "PMN Status" button link in the left margin of this page.

For answers to questions about procedural, technical, or regulatory requirements prior to submitting a PMN, submitters can call a PMN prenotice coordinator:

David Schutz, 202/564-9262 
Miriam Wiggins-Lewis, 202/564-9373

Other members of the New Chemicals Prenotice Branch are:

Linda Gerber, Branch Chief, 202/564-3452 (call for inquiries regarding an exemption notice)
Anna Coutlakis, 202/564-9207
Virginia Lee, 202/564-0883
Roy Seidenstein, 202/564-9274
Adella Watson, 202/564-9364

The New Chemicals Notice Management Branch is charged with managing the process for Premanufacture Notices (PMNs) submitted under TSCA section 5(e). Submissions which are under active review post-FOCUS meeting are generally the subject of active communication between the notice manager and the submitter (The FOCUS meeting is where risk management decisions occur, at approximately day 20 of the PMN review process).  To check on the EPA review status of a particular PMN, click on the "PMN Status" button link in the left margin of this page.

The roster of the New Chemicals Notice Management Branch is:

Rebecca Cool, Branch Chief, 202/564-9138
Rose Allison, 202/564-8970
James Alwood, 202/564-8974 (Biotechnology)
Jeff Bauer, 202/564-9042
Mary Begley, 202/564-8976
Audrey Binder, 202/564-9033
Flora Chow, 202/564-8983
Geraldine Hilton, 202/564-8986
Shirley Howard, 202/564-8988
Darlene Jones, 202/564-9047
Lorraine Passe, 202/564-9064
Edna Pleasants-Williams, 202/564-9114

To find whether a particular PMN or TSCA section 5 exemption submission has been entered into the document tracking system of the New Chemicals  Program (within the first ten days of its having been sent to the Agency) call one of the following people in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics' (OPPT's) Information Management Division:

For PMNs:

Everlyn Goosby, 202/564-3451
Bernice Mudd, 202/564-8951

For Exemption Notices (LVE, LoREX, TME):

Michel Roberts, 202/564-8953

A staff of an EPA contractor (GeoLogics) is also available to answer specific questions, when necessary, about the status of submittals in the pre-Focus period: 
 

Tracey Pennington, 
202/564-9026
Lakeesha Butler,
202/564-8963
 

The GeoLogics contract is managed for EPA by Anna Coutlakis, 202/564-9207.

This page was updated on 30-Mar-2016