Deadline Extended for TSCA Fees Rule Self-Identification Obligation

by Kelly Scanlon, director, environment, health and safety policy & research

IPC has posted on February 26 and March 26 regarding industry’s responsibility to determine if they are obligated to pay fees to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2020 to support risk evaluations of 20 high-priority chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Comments were due today, May 27, but the EPA is extending the comment and reporting period on the preliminary lists of manufacturers and importers subject to fees. The new date will be Monday, June 15.

The EPA is extending the comment period to allow companies additional time to self-identify as to whether they are a manufacturer that is subject to the Fees Rule. This also provides time for those who are incorrectly listed on the preliminary lists to use the Chemical Data Exchange (CDX) system to remove the company’s listing.

The EPA intends to publish the final list of companies obligated to pay fees concurrently with the final scope documents for the 20 high-priority chemical substances. IPC will continue to monitor the status of the scope documents to track whether the EPA will defer the publication of the final documents or defer fee payments, two requests that have been made by both NGOs and industry. Point of contact: Kelly Scanlon.

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