Under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Reset Rule, manufacturers and importers were required to report all chemical substances that were active in commerce in the ten year “look-back period” ending June 21, 2016. Based on the information it received, the EPA published a draft version of the TSCA Inventory that contains 38,304 substances with “active” designations.
The draft Inventory designates as active those substances:
- Substances notified under the 2012 and 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule;
- Those substances EPA received notices of commencement (NOCs) since June 21, 2006; and
- Substances reported via notices of activity (NOAs) before the February 7, 2018 Inventory Reset reporting deadline.
Substances listed as “active” in the draft Inventory include 30,972 on the public inventory and 7,332 on the confidential inventory. There are approximately 48,000 substances that have not been reported as active.
“Active” designations may grow in the coming months. The Inventory Reset Rule allows processors to report any substances that did not get reported as active by manufacturers or importers until October 5, 2018. In addition EPA has established a process to “activate” substances that are designated inactive.
Download the draft “active” Inventory here.