USEPA issued the TSCA Inventory Reset final rule On June 22, 2017 in pre-publication form. The rule requires every chemical manufacturer and importer to notify USEPA of each chemical substance it manufactured or imported (for a non-exempt commercial purpose) in the US during the 10-year period ending June 21, 2016. This 10-year period is referred to as the “Lookback Period.”
Each chemical substance for which USEPA receives a notification will be designated as “active” on the TSCA Inventory. Manufacturers and importers must provide this notification to USEPA within 180 days from the date on which the rule is formally published in the Federal Register. However, USEPA has not yet published the final rule in the federal register. If the rule is finalized as proposed it will require the following:
For more information go to the USEPA TSCA inventory information page.