The Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act empowers the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate new and existing chemicals in the U.S. market. CGI’s knowledgeable professionals are prepared and available to guide your company through this unprecedented change in U.S. chemical regulation.

TSCA – What has changed

The new law modernizes the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), requiring many companies to revisit and think strategically about their approach to compliance. Highlighted areas of increased regulatory scrutiny include:

  • Chemicals assessed by EPA may be subject to risk management rules or other restrictions around production, import, use and disposal.
  • Designated high-priority chemicals are subject to information requests from EPA.
  • Pre-manufacture Notice (PMN) review will be stringent and thorough, as EPA must make an affirmative finding for each PMN chemical.
  • New Confidential Business Information (CBI) substantiation requirements have been established that apply to new and previous claims.

Business impact

If you manufacture chemicals or use chemicals in the manufacture of your products, then TSCA compliance is fundamental to ensuring your goods are well-received in the marketplace. Compliance with the law demonstrates the safety of your products and provides increased consumer confidence. Non-compliance can result in significant disruption to your business including civil administrative complaints which may be issued to anyone in violation, with penalties reaching $27,500 per violation per day.

What you can do

To plan for the impact TSCA Reform may have on your business, review your portfolio to identify the substances that may become high priority targets for regulatory action.

How CGI can help

CGI will review your product portfolio and aid commercialization efforts by identifying applicable requirements and determining the steps necessary to comply with those requirements.