EPA Determines to Update to Standards for “Small Manufacturers and Processors” for TSCA Reporting
On November 30, 2017, EPA published a final determination, as required under the amended TSCA, that an update is warranted to the size standards for small manufacturers and processors currently used to determine which small businesses are exempt from reporting regulations under TSCA Section 8(a). EPA’s determination was made after reviewing public comments and consulting with the Small Business Administration (SBA). The determination today does not include changing the standards themselves. The future revisions to the standards will occur by subsequent rulemaking, which allows for further opportunities for consultation with the SBA and public notice and comment.