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Chemical Importer Reporting Requirement Under Review by EPA

Friday, June 19, 2015
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The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting through Aug. 18 comments on the proposed renewal of an information collection entitled “TSCA Section 8(a) Preliminary Assessment Information Rule,” which is used to collect information to identify, assess and manage human health and environmental risks from chemical substances, mixtures and categories.

Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act authorizes the EPA to promulgate rules under which manufacturers, importers and processors of chemical substances and mixtures must maintain records and submit reports to EPA. PAIR requires chemical manufacturers and importers to complete a standardized reporting form to help evaluate the potential for adverse human health and environmental effects caused by the manufacture or importation of identified chemical substances, mixtures or categories. Chemicals identified by the EPA or any other federal agency, for which a justifiable information need for production, use or exposure-related data can be satisfied by the use of the PAIR, are proper subjects for TSCA section 8(a) PAIR rulemaking.

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