EPA Publishes Preliminary List to Identify Manufacturers Subject to Fees Under TSCA
On Jan. 25, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published preliminary lists identifying manufacturers that may be subject to fee obligations under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) for EPA-initiated risk evaluations for its next 20 high-priority chemicals. Under TSCA, manufacturers include importers of the chemical substances as well as those who import the chemical as part of an article, as an impurity or a byproduct. Under its Fees rule, the agency will collect payment from all the manufacturers who manufacture any of the 20 high-priority chemicals. The total fee is shared among all identified manufacturers; small businesses are provided a discount on their fees. EPA is providing a 60-day comment period for the public to comment on the list and to self-report, if not included on the preliminary list.