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U.S. EPA: TSCA Stakeholder Meeting - New Chemicals Program

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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center - Polaris Room

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

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EPA will use your registration information solely for this event. We will not share your information with any third party. If you require special accommodations, please contact Susanna Blair; telephone number: (202) 564- 4371; email address: blair.susanna@epa.gov.

Please be advised that we are nearing room capacity for this event. Please consider registering for the webinar and attending remotely.

EPA requests that people planning to participate, either in person or remotely, register prior to December 13, 2016 using the "Register" button above. Registered participants will receive information on how to connect remotely to the meeting.

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EPA is holding a meeting to obtain input into the Agency’s implementation of new requirements for the New Chemicals Review Program under the Toxic Substances Control Act as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (TSCA). EPA will describe its review process for new chemicals under the amended statute, as well as discuss issues, challenges, and opportunities that the Agency has identified in the first few months of implementation.

Interested parties will have the opportunity to provide input on their experiences with the New Chemicals Review Program, including submittal of pre-manufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activities notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) under section 5 of the law.

EPA requests that comments from attendees be kept to under 5 minutes. Information obtained during this meeting and from written comments submitted to the docket will be considered as the Agency works to implement the new requirements and increase efficiency in its review process under TSCA. For more information on how to submit comments, please read the Federal Register notice announcing the meeting.

Who should attend:

The public in general and a wide range of stakeholders including chemical manufacturers, processors and users, consumer product companies, non-profit organizations in the environmental and public health sectors, state and local government agencies, and members of the public interested in the environmental and human health assessment and regulation of chemical substances.

What will be covered at the event:

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). A number of statutory changes have enhanced the EPA’s authority to evaluate chemicals and make determinations regarding their unreasonable risk to health and the environment prior to commercialization. Specifically, under section 5 of the amended TSCA, there are new requirements and additional determinations that EPA must make. These requirements provide EPA new authority to review and determine risk associated with the manufacturing and processing of new chemicals.

Background on EPA’s New Chemicals Review Program. EPA’s New Chemicals Review Program has and will continue to help manage the potential risk to human health and the environment from chemicals new to the marketplace. Pursuant to the amended law, EPA is now required to make an affirmative determination as to whether or not the new use or new chemical presents, may present, or is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment, or, alternatively, if there is insufficient information to allow for a determination. This amendment went into effect immediately after the law was signed by the President and has resulted in significant changes for both the EPA’s New Chemicals Review Program and those manufacturers submitting notices, including manufacturers of the notices under review on June 22, 2016. EPA has worked to keep manufacturers informed of these changes and hopes to continue this dialogue during this public meeting.

Information obtained during this meeting will be considered as the Agency works to implement the new requirements and increase efficiency in its review process under TSCA.

This event is hosted by the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

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