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These pages are intended to provide information, guidance and downloaded regulations pertaining to TSCA hazardous materials; particularly PCBs and asbestos. If you are interested in information about of TSCA subjects, or have a PCB/Asbestos question, email us and we'll respond and try to add it to the web site.
PROPOSED CATEGORY FOR PERSISTENT, BIOACCUMULATIVE, AND TOXIC CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES
EPA has grouped new chemical substances with similar structural and toxicological properties into working categories. These groupings enable Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 5(a)(1), Premanufacture Notice (PMN) submitters, and EPA reviewers to benefit from accumulated data and decisional precedents. The establishment of over 45 of these chemical categories has streamlined the process for Agency review of and regulatory follow-up on new chemical substances. Consistent with TSCA section 26(c), which allows EPA action under TSCA with respect to categories of chemical substances or mixtures, EPA is developing a category of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemical substances. EPA is soliciting comments on proposed criteria for identifying PBT chemical substances and their supporting scientific rationale. See 63 FR 53418 for details.
H-P ACCUSED OF VIOLATING TSCA
According to USA Today, the EPA is seeking a $2.5 million fine against Hewlett-Packard Co., alleging the company had been manufacturing and exporting
a chemical it used in making ink for inkjet printers without notifying EPA, as required by Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act. The company has 20 days to answer the complaint. A premanufacture notification(PMN) is required by TSCA prior to importing or manufacturing new chemicals that are not on the TSCA inventory.