EPA Extends Comment Period for Preliminary Listing of Manufacturers Subject To Fees Under TSCA

On March 13, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a 60-day comment period extension for its 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 the 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 extension of the comment period, from March 27, 2020, for the public to comment on the list and to self-report, if not included on the preliminary list.

  • Comments are now due on May 27, 2020.  
  • Read the notice, review the lists and submit comments here.
  • Advocacy contact: Tabby Zeb at (202) 205-6790 or email at tayyaba.zeb@sba.gov.

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