Perspectives: Compliance Advisor

Report Your Nanoscale Materials

The EPA issues final TSCA rule for chemical substances manufactured at nanoscale

By Lynn L. Bergeson
Feb 17, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally concluded January 12, 2017, a ten-year effort to issue a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) rule establishing reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain discrete forms of chemical substances manufactured or processed at nanoscale. This column summarizes the rule. Reports are due to the EPA no later than May 12, 2018. The final rule is effective May 12, 2017.

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