EPA proposes amendments to TSCA new chemicals and to remove exemptions for PFAS and PBTs

EPA has proposed long-awaited amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) review of new chemicals to codify practices in keeping with the 2016 TSCA amendments. In order to improve efficiencies, industry would be required to provide additional data when submitting new chemicals for review. EPA hopes this will eliminate the need to redo risk assessments which could reduce the chemical review time. The proposal also amends the regulations for low volume exemptions (LVEs) and low release and exposure exemptions (LoREXs) and removes eligibility for these exemptions for new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) substances.

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