August 29, 2023
By John Kowalski, senior regulatory specialist, Supply Chain team, UL Solutions
On Aug. 16, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted an update to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory on its website. With this update, EPA declassified more than 500 substances. That is, it moved them from the confidential portion of the Inventory to the public portion. EPA also added substances and updated commercial activity data and regulatory flags, among other changes.
This latest version of the Inventory includes 86,718 chemicals. Of those, 42,242 are active in U.S commerce and 44,476 are inactive.
Under TSCA Section 5, companies must notify EPA at least 90 days before manufacturing or importing a chemical substance that is not listed on the Inventory for a non-exempt, commercial purpose subject to regulation under TSCA. They must do so by preparing and electronically submitting a premanufacture notice (PMN).
Under TSCA Section 8, companies must notify EPA before manufacturing, importing, or processing a chemical substance that is designated as inactive on the Inventory, but not more than 90 days before. They must do so by preparing and electronically submitting a Notice of Activity (NOA) Form B.
Our ChemADVISOR® Regulatory Database has already been updated against the updated TSCA Inventory. In addition, our subject matter experts can assist companies with the preparation and submission of PMNs and NOA Form Bs.
Regulatory Roundup Newsletter
Never miss an update
UL Solutions, the global safety science leader, can keep you updated on the latest events with a variety of materials, ranging from the latest regulatory news, webinars, white papers, events, industry insights and more.
Subscribe to our monthly Regulatory Roundup Newsletter and stay up to date on current and upcoming regulations and all the latest chemical industry news.
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Authoring and Labeling Services
Create, maintain and distribute comprehensive SDSs and labels to meet your increasingly complex global compliance requirements.
Chemical Compliance Training
We provide a series of chemical regulatory training programs designed to help understand the diverse set of requirements and how to confront them.
Get connected with our sales team
Thanks for your interest in UL's products and services. Let's collect some information so we can connect you with the right person.