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Title 40 – Protection of Environment–Volume 33


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chapter i – Environmental Protection Agency (Continued)

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CHAPTER I – ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED)

SUBCHAPTER R – TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT

PART 700 – GENERAL


Authority:15 U.S.C. 2625 and 2665, 44 U.S.C. 3504.


Source:53 FR 31252, Aug. 17, 1988, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A – Addresses


Source:77 FR 46292, Aug. 3, 2012, unless otherwise noted.

§ 700.17 Addresses for the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

The official addresses, unless otherwise noted, are as follows:


(a) Correspondence and non-docket materials – (1) United States Postal Service mailing address. Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7401M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.


(2) Hand/courier delivery address. Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA East Bldg., 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004. This is not a mailing address. You must make arrangements with the person receiving your delivery.


(b) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket) – (1) Electronic docket address. Publicly available docket materials are available in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the docket index at regulations.gov, some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only at the OPPT Docket.


(2) Physical location. Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), Environmental Protection Agency, EPA West Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. The telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566-0280. This is not a mailing address. For instructions on visiting the docket, go to http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.htm.


(3) United States Postal Service mailing address. Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.


(4) Hand/courier delivery address. Document Control Office, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. Deliveries are only accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The telephone number for the Document Control Office is (202) 564-8930.


Subpart B [Reserved]

Subpart C – Fees

§ 700.40 Purpose and applicability.

(a) Purpose. The purpose of this subpart is to establish and collect fees from manufacturers and processors to defray part of EPA’s cost of administering the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. 2601-2692), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Pub. L. 114-182).


(b) Applicability. This subpart applies to all manufacturers who are required to submit information under section 4 of the Act, who submit certain notices and exemption requests to EPA under section 5 of the Act, who manufacture a chemical substance that is subject to a risk evaluation under TSCA section 6(b)(4) of the Act, and who process a chemical substance that is the subject of a Significant New Use Notice (SNUN) or Test Market Exemption (TME) under section 5 of the Act and who are required to submit information under section 4 of the Act related to a SNUN submission.


(c) Effective date. After October 18, 2018, all persons specified in § 700.45 and paragraph (a) of this section must comply with this subpart.


[83 FR 52713, Oct. 17, 2018]


§ 700.41 Radon user fees.

User fees relating to radon proficiency programs authorized under the Toxic Substances Control Act appear at 40 CFR part 195.


[59 FR 13177, Mar. 18, 1994]


§ 700.43 Definitions applicable to this subpart.

Definitions in section 3 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 2602), as well as definitions contained in §§ 704.3, 720.3, 723.175(b), 725.3, and 790.3 of this chapter, apply to this subpart unless otherwise specified in this section. In addition, the following definitions apply:


Consolidated microbial commercial activity notice or consolidated MCAN means any MCAN submitted to EPA that covers more than one microorganism (each being assigned a separate MCAN number by EPA) as a result of a prenotice agreement with EPA.


Consolidated premanufacture notice or consolidated PMN means any PMN submitted to EPA that covers more than one chemical substance (each being assigned a separate PMN number by EPA) as a result of a prenotice agreement with EPA (See 48 FR 21734).


Consortium means an association of manufacturers and/or processors who have made an agreement to jointly split the cost of applicable fees.


Enforceable consent agreement means a consent agreement used by EPA to accomplish testing where a consensus exists among EPA and interested parties (as identified in § 790.22(b)(2)) concerning the need for and scope of testing under section 4 of the Act.


EPA-initiated risk evaluation means any risk evaluation conducted pursuant to section 6(b)(4)(C)(i) of the Act.


Exemption notice means any notice submitted to EPA under § 723.175 of this chapter.


Final product means a new chemical substance (as “new chemical substance” is defined in § 720.3 of this chapter) that is manufactured by a person for distribution in commerce, or for use by the person other than as an intermediate.


Joint submitters mean two or more persons who submit a TSCA section 5 notice together.


Manufacturer-requested risk evaluation means any chemical substance risk evaluation conducted at the request of one or more manufacturers of that chemical substance pursuant to section 6(b)(4)(C)(ii) of the Act.


Microbial commercial activity notice or MCAN means any notice for microorganisms submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5(a)(1) of the Act in accordance with subpart D of part 725 of this chapter.


Person means a manufacturer or processor.


Premanufacture notice or PMN means any notice submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5(a)(1)(A) of the Act in accordance with part 720 of this chapter or § 723.250 of this chapter.


Principal sponsor means a person who assumes primary responsibility for the direction of study, the payment of fees to EPA, and for oral and written communication with EPA.


Risk evaluation means any risk evaluation conducted pursuant to section 6(b) of the Act.


Section 5 notice means any PMN, consolidated PMN, intermediate PMN, significant new use notice, exemption notice, exemption application, any MCAN or consolidated MCAN submitted under section 5 of the Act.


Significant new use notice or SNUN means any notice submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5(a)(1)(B) of the Act in accordance with part 721 of this chapter.


Small business concern means a manufacturer or processor who meets the size standards identified in the following table. The number of employees indicates the maximum allowed for a manufacturer or processor to be considered small. If the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code of a manufacturer or processor is not represented in the table, it will be considered small if it has 500 or fewer employees. When calculating the number of employees, a manufacturer or processor must include the employees of all of its “parent companies” (if any) and all companies it “owns or controls,” as defined by 40 CFR 704.3. The number of employees are calculated as the average number of people employed for each pay period of the business’ latest 12 calendar months, regardless of hours worked or temporary status.


Potentially affected NAICS
NAICS description
Small business concern size standards

(number of employees)
324110Petroleum Refineries1,500 or fewer.
325110Petrochemical Manufacturing1,000 or fewer.
325120Industrial Gas Manufacturing1,000 or fewer.
325130Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing1,000 or fewer.
325180Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing1,000 or fewer.
325193Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing1,000 or fewer.
325194Cyclic Crude, Intermediate, and Gum and Wood Chemical Manufacturing1,250 or fewer.
325199All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing1,250 or fewer.
325211Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing1,250 or fewer.
325212Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing1,000 or fewer.
325220Artificial and Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing1,000 or fewer.
325311Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing1,000 or fewer.
325312Phosphatic Fertilizer Manufacturing750 or fewer.
325314Fertilizer (Mixing Only) Manufacturing500 or fewer.
325320Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing1,000 or fewer.
325411Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing1,000 or fewer.
325412Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing1,250 or fewer.
325413InVitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing1,250 or fewer.
325414Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing1,250 or fewer.
325510Paint and Coating Manufacturing1,000 or fewer.
325520Adhesive Manufacturing500 or fewer.
325611Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing1,000 or fewer.
325612Polish and Other Sanitation Good Manufacturing750 or fewer.
325613Surface Active Agent Manufacturing750 or fewer.
325620Toilet Preparation Manufacturing1,250 or fewer.
325910Printing Ink Manufacturing500 or fewer.
325920Explosives Manufacturing750 or fewer.
325991Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins500 or fewer.
325992Photographic Film, Paper, Plate and Chemical Manufacturing1,500 or fewer.
325998All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing500 or fewer.
424690Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers150 or fewer.
424710Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals200 or fewer.
424720Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (except Bulk Stations and Terminals)200 or fewer.

Test order means an order to develop information pursuant to section 4(a) of the Act.


Test rule refers to a regulation requiring the development of information pursuant to section 4(a) of the Act.


[53 FR 31252, Aug. 17, 1988, as amended at 62 FR 17931, Apr. 11, 1997; 83 FR 52713, Oct. 17, 2018]


§ 700.45 Fee payments.

(a) Persons who must pay fees. (1) Manufacturers submitting a TSCA section 5 notice to EPA shall remit for each such notice the applicable fee identified in paragraph (c) of this section in accordance with the procedures in paragraphs (f) and (g) of this section.


(2) Manufacturers of chemical substances and mixtures required to test these chemical substance and mixtures under a TSCA section 4(a) test rule, test order, or enforceable consent agreement shall remit for each such test rule, order, or enforceable consent agreement the applicable fee identified in paragraph (c) of this section in accordance with the procedures in paragraphs (f) and (g) of this section.


(3) Manufacturers of a chemical substance that is subject to a risk evaluation under section 6(b) of the Act, shall remit for each such chemical risk evaluation the applicable fee identified in paragraph (c) of this section in accordance with the procedures in paragraphs (f) and (g) of this section.


(4) Processors submitting a SNUN or TME under TSCA section 5 to EPA shall remit for each such notice the applicable fee identified in paragraph (c) of this section in accordance with the procedures in paragraphs (f) and (g) of this section.


(5) Processors of chemical substances and mixtures subject to a TSCA section 4(a) test rule, test order, or enforceable consent agreement in association with a SNUN submission referenced in paragraph (a)(4) of this section shall remit for each such test rule, order, or enforceable consent agreement the applicable fee identified in paragraph (c) of this section in accordance with the procedures in paragraphs (f) and (g) of this section.


(b) Identifying manufacturers subject to fees – (1) In general. For purposes of identifying manufacturers subject to fees for section 4 test rules and section 6 EPA-initiated risk evaluations, EPA will publish a preliminary list of manufacturers identified through a review of data sources described in paragraph (b)(2) of this subsection; provide an opportunity for public comment; and publish a final list specifying the manufacturers responsible for payment.


(2) Data sources. To compile the preliminary list, EPA will rely on information submitted to the Agency (such as the information submitted under sections 5(a), 8(a), 8(b), and to the Toxics Release Inventory) as well as other information available to the Agency, including publicly available information or information submitted to other agencies to which EPA has access. To be able to include the most recent CDR data and to account for annual or other typical fluctuations in manufacturing, EPA will use the five most recent years of data submitted or available to the Agency to develop the preliminary list.


(3) Publication of preliminary list. (i) For risk evaluations initiated by EPA under section 6, the preliminary list will be published at the time of final designation of the chemical substance as a High-Priority Substance.


(ii) For test rules under section 4, the preliminary list will be published with the proposed test rule.


(4) Public comment period. Following publication of the preliminary list, EPA will provide a period of public comment that is no less than 30 days.


(5) Self-identification. All manufacturers who have manufactured or imported the chemical substance in the previous five years, must submit notice to EPA, irrespective of whether they are included in the preliminary list specified in paragraph (b)(3) of this section. The notice must be submitted electronically via EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX), the Agency’s electronic reporting portal, using the Chemical Information Submission System (CISS) reporting tool, and must contain the following information:


(i) Contact information. The name and address of the submitting company, the name and address of the authorized official for the submitting company, and the name and telephone number of a person who will serve as technical contact for the submitting company and who will be able to answer questions about the information submitted by the company to EPA.


(ii) Certification of cessation. If a manufacturer has manufactured in the five-year period preceding publication of the preliminary list, but has ceased manufacturer prior to the certification cutoff dates identified in paragraph (b)(6) of this section and will not manufacture the substance again in the successive five years, the manufacturer may submit a certification statement attesting to these facts. If EPA receives such a certification statement from a manufacturer, the manufacturer will not be obligated to pay the fee under this section.


(iii) Certification of no manufacture. If a manufacturer is identified on the preliminary list, but has not manufactured the chemical in the five-year period preceding publication of the preliminary list, the manufacturer may submit a certification statement attesting to these facts. If EPA receives such a certification statement from a manufacturer, the manufacturer will not be obligated to pay the fee under this section.


(6) Certification cutoff date. (i) For a section 6 EPA-initiated risk evaluation, the cutoff date for purposes of paragraph (b)(5)(ii) of this section is the day prior to initiation of the prioritization process for the applicable chemical substance.


(ii) For a section 4 test rule, the cutoff date for purposes of paragraph (b)(5)(ii) of this section is the day prior to publication of the proposed test rule for the applicable chemical substance.


(7) Publication of final list. EPA expects to publish a final list of manufacturers to identify the specific manufacturers subject to the applicable fee. This list will indicate if additional manufacturers self-identified pursuant to paragraph (b)(5) of this section, if other manufacturers were identified through credible public comment, and if manufacturers submitted certification of cessation or no manufacture pursuant to paragraph (b)(5)(ii) or (iii). The final list will be published no later than concurrently with the final scope document for risk evaluations initiated by EPA under section 6, and with the final test rule for test rules under section 4.


(8) Effect of final list. Manufacturers who are listed on the final list are subject to the applicable fee identified in paragraph (c) of this section.


(9) Identifying manufacturers for other fee categories. For Section 4 Test Orders and enforceable consent agreements, and Section 6 Manufacturer-Requested Risk Evaluations, EPA will not conduct the identification process described in paragraphs (b)(1) through (8) of this section, as manufacturers self-identify through a submission or are already otherwise known to Agency. However, those manufacturers are required to provide an information submission to EPA for the purposes of fee administration. The notice must be submitted electronically via the Agency’s electronic reporting software (e.g., Central Data Exchange (CDX)) and must contain the manufacturers: Full name, address, telephone number and email address. Timing of this submission must be as follows:


(i) For section 4 test orders and enforceable consent agreements, the informational submission in this paragraph (b)(9) must be provided within 30 days following notification from EPA.


(ii) For section 6 manufacturer-requested risk evaluations, the informational submission in this paragraph (b)(9) is required as part of the procedural process for making such requests, and must be completed at the time of making the request.


(c) Fees for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 fiscal years. Persons shall remit fee payments to EPA as follows:


(1) Small business concerns. Small business concerns shall remit fees as follows:


(i) Premanufacture notice and consolidated premanufacture notice. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $2,800 for each premanufacture notice (PMN) or consolidated (PMN) submitted in accordance with part 720 of this chapter.


(ii) Significant new use notice. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $2,800 for each significant new use notice (SNUN) submitted in accordance with part 721 of this chapter.


(iii) Exemption application. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $940 for each of the following exemption requests submitted under section 5 of the Act:


(A) Low releases and low exposures exemption or LoREX request submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5(a)(1) of the Act in accordance with § 723.50(a)(1)(ii) of this chapter.


(B) Low volume exemption or LVE request submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5(a)(1) of the Act in accordance with § 723.50(a)(1)(i) of this chapter.


(C) Test marketing exemption or TME application submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5 of the Act in accordance with §§ 725.300 through 725.355 of this chapter.


(D) TSCA experimental release application or TERA application submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5 of the Act for research and development activities involving microorganisms in accordance with §§ 725.200 through 725.260 of this chapter.


(E) Tier II exemption application submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5 of the Act in accordance with §§ 725.428 through 725.455 of this chapter.


(iv) Instant photographic film article exemption notice. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $940 for each instant photographic film article exemption notice submitted in accordance with § 723.175 of this chapter.


(v) Microbial commercial activity notice and consolidated microbial commercial activity notice. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $2,800 for each microbial commercial activity notice (MCAN) or consolidated MCAN submitted in accordance with §§ 725.25 through 725.36 of this chapter.


(vi) Persons shall remit a total of twenty percent of the applicable fee under paragraph (c)(2)(vi), (vii) or (viii) of this section for a test rule, test order, or enforceable consent agreement.


(vii) Persons shall remit a total fee of twenty percent of the applicable fee under paragraphs (c)(2)(ix) of this section for an EPA-initiated risk evaluation.


(viii) Persons shall remit the total fee under paragraph (c)(2)(x) or (xi) of this section, as applicable, for a manufacturer-requested risk evaluation.


(2) Others. Persons other than small business concerns shall remit fees as follows:


(i) PMN and consolidated PMN. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $16,000 for each PMN or consolidated PMN submitted in accordance with part 720 of this chapter.


(ii) SNUN. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $16,000 for each significant new use notice submitted in accordance with part 721 of this chapter.


(iii) Exemption applications. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $4,700 for each of the following exemption requests, and modifications to previous exemption requests, submitted under section 5 of the Act:


(A) Low releases and low exposures exemption or LoREX request submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5(a)(1) of the Act in accordance with § 723.50(a)(1)(ii) of this chapter.


(B) Low volume exemption or LVE request submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5(a)(1) of the Act in accordance with § 723.50(a)(1)(i) of this chapter.


(C) Test marketing exemption or TME application submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5 of the Act in accordance with §§ 725.300 through 725.355 of this chapter, unless the submitting company has graduated from EPA’s Sustainable Futures program, in which case this exemption fee is waived.


(D) TSCA experimental release application or TERA application submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5 of the Act for research and development activities involving microorganisms in accordance with §§ 725.200 through 725.260 of this chapter.


(E) Tier II exemption application submitted to EPA pursuant to section 5 of the Act in accordance with §§ 725.428 through 725.455 of this chapter.


(iv) Instant photographic film article exemption notice. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $4,700 for each exemption notice submitted in accordance with § 723.175 of this chapter.


(v) MCAN and consolidated MCAN. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $16,000 for each MCAN or consolidated MCAN submitted in accordance with §§ 725.25 through 725.36 of this chapter.


(vi) Test rule. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $9,800 for each test rule.


(vii) Test order. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $29,500 for each test order.


(viii) Enforceable consent agreement. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $22,800 for each enforceable consent agreement.


(ix) EPA-initiated chemical risk evaluation. Persons shall remit a fee totaling $1,350,000.


(x) Manufacturer-requested risk evaluation of a Work Plan Chemical. Persons shall remit an initial fee of $1,250,000, and final payment to total 50% of the actual costs of this activity, in accordance with the procedures in paragraph (g) of this section. The final payment amount will be determined by EPA, and invoice issued to the requesting manufacturer.


(xi) Manufacturer-requested risk evaluation of a non-work plan chemical. Persons shall remit an initial fee of $2,500,000, and final payment to total 100% of the actual costs of the activity, in accordance with the procedures in paragraph (g) of this section. The final payment amount will be determined by EPA, and invoice issued to the requesting manufacturer.


(d) Fees for 2022 fiscal year and beyond. (1) Fees for the 2022 and later fiscal years will be adjusted on a three-year cycle by multiplying the fees in paragraph (c) of this section by the current PPI index value with a base year of 2019 using the following formula:


FA = F × I


Where:

FA = the inflation-adjusted future year fee amount.

F = the fee specified in paragraph (c) of this section.

I = Producer Price Index for Chemicals and Allied Products inflation value with 2019 as a base year.

(2) Updated fee amounts for PMNs, SNUNs, MCANs, exemption applications and manufacturer-requested chemical risk evaluation requests apply to submissions received by the Agency on or after October 1 of every three-year fee adjustment cycle beginning in fiscal year 2022 (October 1, 2021). Updated fee amounts also apply to test rules, test orders, enforceable consent agreements and EPA-initiated chemical evaluations that are “noticed” on or after October 1 of every three-year fee adjustment cycle, beginning in fiscal 2022.


(3) The Agency will initiate public consultation through notice-and-comment rulemaking prior to making fee adjustments beyond inflation. If it is determined that no additional adjustment is necessary beyond for inflation, EPA will provide public notice of the inflation-adjusted fee amounts most likely through posting to the Agency’s web page by the beginning of each three-year fee adjustment cycle (i.e., October 1, 2021, October 1, 2024, etc.). If the Agency determines that adjustments beyond inflation are necessary, EPA will provide public notice of that determination and the process to be followed to make those adjustments.


(e) No fee required. Persons are exempt from remitting any fee for Tier I exemption submissions under § 725.424 and polymer exemption reports submitted under § 723.250 of this chapter.


(f) Multiple parties, including joint submitters and consortia. (1) Joint submitters of a TSCA section 5 notice are required to remit the applicable fee identified in paragraph (c) of this section for each section 5 notice submitted. Only one fee is required for each submission, regardless of the number of joint submitters for that notice. To qualify for the fee identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this section, each joint submitter of a TSCA section 5 notice must qualify as a small business concern under § 700.43 of this chapter.


(2) Any consortium formed to split the cost of the applicable fee under section 4 of the Act is required to remit the appropriate fee identified in paragraph (c) of this section for each test rule, test order, or enforceable consent agreement regardless of the number of manufacturers and/or processors in that consortium. For the consortium to qualify for the fee identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this section, each person in the consortium must qualify as a small business concern under § 700.43 of this chapter. Failure to submit fee payment pursuant to this paragraph, or to provide notice of failure to reach agreement pursuant to paragraph (f)(2)(v) of this section constitutes a violation by each consortium member.


(i) The consortium must identify a principal sponsor and provide notification to EPA that a consortium has formed. The notification must be accomplished within 60 days of the publication date of a test rule under section 4 of the Act, or within 60 days of the issuance of a test order under Section 4 of the Act, or within 60 days of the signing of an enforceable consent agreement under section 4 of the Act. EPA may permit additional entities to join an existing consortium prior to the expiration of the notification period if the principal sponsor provides updated notification.


(ii) Notification must be submitted electronically via the Agency’s electronic reporting software – Central Data Exchange (CDX) – and include the following information:


(A) Full name, address, telephone number and signature of principal sponsor;


(B) Name(s) and contact information for each manufacturer and/or processor associating with the consortium.


(iii) It is up to the consortium to determine how fees will be split among the persons in the consortium.


(iv) Consortia are strongly encouraged to set lower fees for small business concerns participating in the consortium.


(v) If a consortium is unable to come to terms on how fees will be split among the persons in the consortium, the principal sponsor must notify EPA in writing before the end of the notification period in paragraph (f)(2)(i) of this section.


(vi) If a consortium provides notice to EPA under paragraph (f)(2)(v) of this section that they failed to reach agreement on payment, EPA will assess fees to all persons as individuals described under paragraph (f)(4) of this section.


(3) Any consortium formed to split the cost of the applicable fee supporting a risk evaluation under section 6(b) of the Act is required to remit the appropriate fee identified in paragraph (c) of this section for each risk evaluation, regardless of the number of manufacturers in that consortium. For the consortium to qualify for the fee identified in paragraph (c)(1)(vii) of this section, each person in the consortium must qualify as a small business concern under § 700.43 of this chapter. Failure to provide notice or submit fee payment pursuant to this paragraph (f)(3) constitutes a violation by each consortium member.


(i) Notification must be provided to EPA that a consortium has formed. The notification must be accomplished within 60 days of the publication of the final scope of a chemical risk evaluation under section 6(b)(4)(D) of the Act or within 60 days of EPA providing notification to a manufacturer that a manufacturer-requested risk evaluation has been granted.


(ii) Notification must be submitted electronically via the Agency’s electronic reporting software – Central Data Exchange (CDX) – and include the following information:


(A) Full name, address, telephone number and signature of principal sponsor;


(B) Name(s) and contact information for each manufacturer and/or processor associating with the consortium.


(iii) It is up to the consortium to determine how fees will be split among the persons in the consortium.


(iv) Consortia are strongly encouraged to set lower fees for small business concerns participating in the consortium.


(v) If a consortium is unable to come to terms on how fees will be split among the persons in the consortium, the principal sponsor must notify EPA in writing before the end of the notification period in paragraph (f)(3)(i) of this section.


(vi) If a consortium provides notice to EPA under paragraph (f)(3)(v) of this section that they failed to reach agreement on payment, EPA will assess fees to all persons as individuals as described under paragraph (f)(4) of this section.


(4) If multiple persons are subject to fees triggered by section 4 or 6(b) of the Act and no consortium is formed, EPA will determine the portion of the total applicable fee to be remitted by each person subject to the requirement. Each person’s share of the applicable fee specified in paragraph (c) of this section shall be in proportion to the total number of manufacturers and/or processors of the chemical substance, with lower fees for small businesses:




Where:

Ps = the portion of the fee under paragraph (c) of this section that is owed by a person who qualifies as a small business concern under § 700.43 of this chapter.

Po = the portion of the fee owed by a person other than a small business concern.

F = the total fee required under paragraph (c) of this section.

Mt = the total number of persons subject to the fee requirement.

Ms = the number of persons subject to the fee requirement who qualify as a small business concern.

(5) If multiple persons are subject to fees triggered by section 4 or 6(b) of the Act and some inform EPA of their intent to form a consortium while others choose not to associate with the consortium, EPA will take the following steps to allocate fee amounts:


(i) Count the total number of manufacturers, including the number of manufacturers within any consortia; divide the total fee amount by the total number of manufacturers; and allocate equally on a per capita basis to generate a base fee.


(ii) Provide all small businesses who are either not associated with a consortium, or associated with an all-small business consortium with an 80% discount from the base fee referenced previously.


(iii) Calculate the total remaining fee and total number of remaining manufacturers by subtracting out the discounted fees and the number of small businesses identified;


(iv) Reallocate the remaining fee across those remaining individuals and groups in equal amounts, counting each manufacturer in a consortium as one person; and


(v) Inform consortia and individuals of their requisite fee amount. Small businesses in a successfully-formed consortium, other than a consortium of all small businesses will not be afforded the 80% discount by EPA, but consortia managers are strongly encouraged to provide a discount for small business concerns.


(g) Remittance procedure – (1) Electronic payment. Each remittance under this section shall be paid electronically in U.S. dollars, using one of the electronic payment methods supported by the Department of the Treasury’s Pay.gov online electronic payment service, or any applicable additional or successor online electronic payment service offered by the Department of Treasury.


(2) Fees incurred prior to October 18, 2018. Timing of payment for fees incurred between October 1, 2018 and October 18, 2018. Fees required by paragraph (c) of this section for which the fee-triggering action or event occurred between October 1, 2018, and October 18, 2018 shall be paid in response to invoices EPA will send within 30 days of October 18, 2018.


(3) Fees incurred after October 18, 2018. Timing of payment for fees incurred after October 18, 2018. Fees required by paragraph (c) of this section for which the fee-triggering action or event occurred after October 18, 2018 shall be paid at the following time:


(i) Test orders and test rules. The applicable fee specified in paragraph (c) of this section shall be paid in full not later than 120 days after the effective date of a test rule or test order under section 4 of the Act.


(ii) Enforceable consent agreements. The applicable fee specified in paragraph (c) of this section shall be paid in full not later than 120 days after the signing of an enforceable consent agreement under section 4 of the Act.


(iii) Section 5 notice. The applicable fee specified in paragraph (c) of this section shall be paid in full immediately upon submission of a TSCA section 5 notice.


(iv) Risk evaluations. (A) For EPA-initiated risk evaluations, the applicable fee specified in paragraph (c) of this section shall be paid in full not later than 120 days after EPA publishes the final scope of a chemical risk evaluation under section 6(b)(4)(D) of the Act.


(B) For manufacturer-requested risk evaluations under section 6(b)(4)(C)(ii) of the Act, the applicable fees specified in paragraph (c) of this section shall be paid as follows:


(1) The first payment towards the applicable fee specified in paragraph (c) of this section shall be paid in full not later than 30 days after EPA provides the submitting manufacture(s) notice that it has granted the request.


(2) The final payment towards the applicable fee specific in paragraph (c) of this section shall be paid in full not later than 30 days after EPA publishes a final risk evaluation in the Federal Register.


(4) Payment identity. (i) Persons who submit a TSCA section 5 notice shall place an identifying number and a payment identity number on the front page of each TSCA section 5 notice submitted. The identifying number must include the letters “TS” followed by a combination of 6 numbers (letters may be substituted for some numbers). The payment identity number may be a “Pay.gov” transaction number used to transmit the fee. The same TS number and the submitter’s name must appear on the corresponding fee remittance under this section. If a remittance applies to more than one TSCA section 5 notice, the person shall include the name of the submitter and a new TS number for each TSCA section 5 notice to which the remittance applies, and the amount of the remittance that applies to each notice.


(ii) Persons who are required to submit a letter of intent to conduct testing per § 790.45 of this chapter shall place a payment identity number on the front page of each letter submitted. The identifying number must include the letters “TS” followed by a combination of 6 numbers (letters may be substituted for some numbers). The payment identity number may be a “Pay.gov” transaction number used to transmit the fee. The same TS number and the submitter’s name must appear on the corresponding fee remittance under this section. If a remittance applies to more than one letter of intent to conduct testing, the person shall include the name of the submitter and a new TS number for each letter of intent to conduct testing to which the remittance applies, and the amount of the remittance that applies to each letter of intent.


(iii) Persons who sign an enforceable consent agreement per § 790.60 of this chapter shall place a payment identity number within the contents of the signed agreement. The identifying number must include the letters “TS” followed by a combination of 6 numbers (letters may be substituted for some numbers). The payment identity number may be a “Pay.gov” transaction number used to transmit the fee. The same TS number and the submitter’s name must appear on the corresponding fee remittance under this section. If a remittance applies to more than one enforceable consent agreement, the party or parties shall include the name of the submitter(s) and a new TS number for each enforceable consent agreement to which the remittance applies, and the amount of the remittance that applies to each enforceable consent agreement.


(5) Small business certification. (i) Each person who remits the fee identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this section for a PMN, consolidated PMN, or SNUN shall insert a check mark for the statement, “The company named in part 1, section A is a small business concern under 40 CFR 700.43 and has remitted a fee of $2,800 in accordance with 40 CFR 700.45(c).” under “CERTIFICATION” on page 2 of the Premanufacture Notice for New Chemical Substances (EPA Form 7710-25). This form is available on EPA’s website at https://cdx.epa.gov/SSL/PMN/Outbound/Electronic__PMN__Form__version2.pdf.


(ii) Each person who remits the fee identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this section for a LVE, LoREX, TERA, TMEA, or Tier II exemption request under TSCA section 5 shall insert a check mark for the statement, “The company named in part 1, section A is a small business concern under 40 CFR 700.43 and has remitted a fee of $940 in accordance with 40 CFR 700.45(c).” in the exemption application.


(iii) Each person who remits the fee identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this section for an exemption notice under § 723.175 of this chapter shall include the words, “The company or companies identified in this notice is/are a small business concern under 40 CFR 700.43 and has/have remitted a fee of $940 in accordance with 40 CFR 700.45(c).” in the certification required in § 723.175(i)(1)(x) of this chapter.


(iv) Each person who remits the fee identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this section for a MCAN or consolidated MCAN for a microorganism shall insert a check mark for the statement, “The company named in part 1, section A is a small business concern under 40 CFR 700.43 and has remitted a fee of $2,800 in accordance with 40 CFR 700.45(c).” in the certification required in § 725.25(b) of this chapter.


(6) Payment certification statement. (i) Each person who remits a fee identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this section for a PMN, consolidated PMN, or SNUN shall insert a check mark for the statement, “The company named in part 1, section A has remitted the fee of $16,000 specified in 40 CFR 700.45(c).” under “CERTIFICATION” on page 2 of the Premanufacture Notice for New Chemical Substances (EPA Form 7710-25).


(ii) Each person who remits a fee identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this section for a LVE, LoREX, TERA, TMEA, or Tier II exemption request under TSCA section 5 shall insert a check mark for the statement, “The company named in part 1, section A has remitted the fee of $4,700 specified in 40 CFR 700.45(c).” in the exemption application.


(iii) Each person who remits the fee identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this section for an exemption notice under § 723.175 of this chapter shall include the words, “The company or companies identified in this notice has/have remitted a fee of $4,700 in accordance with 40 CFR 700.45(c).” in the certification required in § 723.175(i)(1)(x) of this chapter.


(iv) Each person who remits the fee identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this section for a MCAN for a microorganism shall insert a check mark for the statement, “The company named in part 1, section A has remitted the fee of $16,000 in accordance with 40 CFR 700.45(c).” in the certification required in § 725.25(b) of this chapter.


(h) Full fee refunds. EPA will refund, in totality, any fee paid for a section 5 notice whenever the Agency determines:


(1) That the chemical substance that is the subject of a PMN, consolidated PMN, exemption request, or exemption notice, is not a new chemical substance as of the date of submission of the notice,


(2) In the case of a SNUN, that the notice was not required,


(3) That as of the date of submission of the notice: The microorganism that is the subject of a MCAN or consolidated MCAN is not a new microorganism; nor is the use involving the microorganism a significant new use; or


(4) When the Agency fails to make a determination on a notice by the end of the applicable notice review period under § 720.75 or § 725.50 of this chapter, unless the Agency determines that the submitter unduly delayed the process, or


(5) When the Agency fails to approve, or deny an exemption request within the applicable period under § 720.38(d), § 723.50(g), or § 725.50(b) of this chapter, unless the Agency determines that the submitter unduly delayed the process.


(i) Partial fee refunds. (1) If a TSCA section 5 notice is withdrawn during the first 10 business days after the beginning of the applicable review period under § 720.75(a) of this chapter, the Agency will refund all but 25% of the fee as soon as practicable.


(2) Once withdrawn, any future submission related to the TSCA section 5 notice must be submitted as a new notice.


(3) If EPA determines that the initial payment for a manufacturer-requested risk evaluation exceed the applicable fee in paragraph (c) of this section, EPA will refund the difference.


[83 FR 52714, Oct. 17, 2018]


§ 700.49 Failure to remit fees.

(a) EPA will not consider a TSCA section 5 notice to be complete unless the appropriate certification under § 700.45(g) is included and until the appropriate remittance under § 700.45(c) has been submitted as provided in § 700.45(g). EPA will notify the submitter of a section 5 notice that it is incomplete in accordance with §§ 720.65(c) and 725.33(b)(1) of this chapter.


(b) Failure to submit the appropriate remittance specified under § 700.45(c) for a test order, test rule, enforceable consent agreement, or EPA-initiated risk evaluation as provided in § 700.45(g) is a violation of TSCA and enforceable under section 15 of the Act.


(c) EPA will not initiate a manufacturer-requested risk evaluation the request for which the Agency has otherwise determined to be complete unless EPA has determined to grant the request and the appropriate initial remittance under § 700.45(c) has been submitted as provided in § 700.45(g).


(d) Failure to submit the appropriate final remittance specified under § 700.45(c) for a manufacturer-requested risk evaluation as provided in § 700.45(g) is a violation of TSCA and enforceable under section 15 of the Act.


[83 FR 52719, Oct. 17, 2018]


PART 702 – GENERAL PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES


Authority:15 U.S.C. 2605 and 2619.



Source:47 FR 2773, Jan. 19, 1982, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A – Procedures for Prioritization of Chemical Substances for Risk Evaluation


Source:82 FR 33762, July 20, 2017, unless otherwise noted.

§ 702.1 General provisions.

(a) Purpose. This regulation establishes the risk-based screening process for designating chemical substances as a High-Priority Substance or a Low-Priority Substance for risk evaluation as required under section 6(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 2605(b)).


(b) Scope of designations. EPA will make priority designations pursuant to these procedures for a chemical substance, not for a specific condition or conditions of uses of a chemical substance.


(c) Categories of chemical substances. Nothing in this subpart shall be interpreted as a limitation on EPA’s authority under 15 U.S.C. 2625(c) to take action, including the actions contemplated in this subpart, on a category of chemical substances.


(d) Prioritization timeframe. The Agency will publish a final priority designation for a chemical substance in no fewer than 9 months and no longer than 1 year following initiation of prioritization pursuant to § 702.7.


(e) Metals or metal compounds. EPA will identify priorities for chemical substances that are metals or metal compounds in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(2)(E).


(f) Applicability. These regulations do not apply to any chemical substance for which a manufacturer requests a risk evaluation under 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4)(C).


(g) Scientific standards and weight of the scientific evidence. EPA’s proposed priority designations under § 702.9 and final priority designations under § 702.11 will be consistent with the scientific standards provision in 15 U.S.C. 2625(h) and the weight of the scientific evidence provision in 15 U.S.C. 2625(i).


(h) Interagency collaboration. EPA will consult with other relevant Federal Agencies during the administration of this subpart.


§ 702.3 Definitions.

For purposes of this subpart, the following definitions apply:


Act means the Toxic Substances Control Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.).


Conditions of use means the circumstances, as determined by the Administrator, under which a chemical substance is intended, known, or reasonably foreseen to be manufactured, processed, distributed in commerce, used, or disposed of.


EPA means the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


High-priority substance means a chemical substance that EPA determines, without consideration of costs or other non-risk factors, may present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment because of a potential hazard and a potential route of exposure under the conditions of use, including an unreasonable risk to potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations identified as relevant by EPA.


Low-priority substance means a chemical substance that EPA concludes, based on information sufficient to establish, without consideration of costs or other non-risk factors, does not meet the standard for a High-Priority Substance.


Potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation means a group of individuals within the general population identified by the Administrator who, due to either greater susceptibility or greater exposure, may be at greater risk than the general population of adverse health effects from exposure to a chemical substance or mixture, such as infants, children, pregnant women, workers, or the elderly.


Reasonably available information means information that EPA possesses or can reasonably generate, obtain and synthesize for use, considering the deadlines specified in 15 U.S.C. 2605(b) for prioritization and risk evaluation. Information that meets such terms is reasonably available information whether or not the information is confidential business information that is protected from public disclosure under 15 U.S.C. 2613.


§ 702.4 [Reserved]

§ 702.5 Candidate selection.

(a) General objective. In selecting candidates for a High-Priority Substance designation, it is EPA’s general objective to select those chemical substances with the greatest hazard and exposure potential first, considering reasonably available information on the relative hazard and exposure of potential candidates. In selecting candidates for Low-Priority Substance designation, it is EPA’s general objective to select those chemical substances with hazard and/or exposure characteristics under the conditions of use such that a risk evaluation is not warranted at the time to determine whether the chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment, including an unreasonable risk to potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations identified as relevant by EPA.


(b) Available information. EPA expects to ensure that there is reasonably available information to meet the deadlines for prioritization under the Act.


(c) Preferences and TSCA work plan. In selecting a candidate for prioritization as a High-Priority Substance, EPA will:


(1) Give preference to:


(i) Chemical substances that are listed in the 2014 update of the TSCA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments as having a persistence and bioaccumulation score of 3; and


(ii) Chemical substances that are listed in the 2014 update of the TSCA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments that are known human carcinogens and have high acute and chronic toxicity; and


(2) Identify a sufficient number of candidates from the 2014 update of the TSCA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments to ensure that, at any given time, at least 50 percent of risk evaluations being conducted by EPA are drawn from that list until all substances on the list have been designated as either a High-Priority Substance or Low-Priority Substance pursuant to § 702.11.


(d) Purpose. The purpose of the preferences and criteria in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this section is to inform EPA’s decision whether or not to initiate the prioritization process pursuant to § 702.7, and the proposed designation of the chemical substance as either a High-Priority Substance or a Low-Priority Substance pursuant to § 702.9.


(e) Insufficient information. If EPA believes it would not have sufficient information for purposes of prioritization, EPA generally expects to obtain the information necessary to inform prioritization prior to initiating the process pursuant to § 702.9, using voluntary means of information gathering and, as necessary, exercising its authorities under the Act in accordance with the requirements of 15 U.S.C. 2603, 15 U.S.C. 2607, and 15 U.S.C. 2610. In exercising its authority under 15 U.S.C. 2603(a)(2), EPA will identify the need for the information in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 2603(a)(3).


§ 702.7 Initiation of prioritization process.

(a) EPA generally expects to initiate the prioritization process for a chemical substance only when it believes that the information necessary to prioritize the substance is reasonably available.


(b) EPA will initiate prioritization by publishing a notice in the Federal Register identifying a chemical substance for prioritization. EPA will include a general explanation in this notice for why it chose to initiate the process on the chemical substance.


(c) The prioritization timeframe in § 702.1(d) begins upon EPA’s publication of the notice described in paragraph (b) of this section.


(d) Publication of the notice in the Federal Register pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section will initiate a period of 90 days during which interested persons may submit relevant information on that chemical substance. Relevant information might include, but is not limited to, any information that may inform the screening review conducted pursuant to § 702.9(a). EPA will open a separate docket for each chemical substance to facilitate receipt of information.


(e) EPA may, in its discretion, extend the public comment period in paragraph (d) of this section for up to three months in order to receive or evaluate information submitted under 15 U.S.C. 2603(a)(2)(B). The length of the extension will be based upon EPA’s assessment of the time necessary for EPA to receive and/or evaluate information submitted under 15 U.S.C. 2603(a)(2)(B).


§ 702.9 Screening review and proposed priority designation.

(a) Screening review. Following the close of the comment period described in § 702.7(d), including any extension pursuant to paragraph (e) of that section, EPA will generally use reasonably available information to screen the candidate chemical substance against the following criteria and considerations:


(1) The chemical substance’s hazard and exposure potential;


(2) The chemical substance’s persistence and bioaccumulation;


(3) Potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations;


(4) Storage of the chemical substance near significant sources of drinking water;


(5) The chemical substance’s conditions of use or significant changes in conditions of use;


(6) The chemical substance’s production volume or significant changes in production volume; and


(7) Other risk-based criteria that EPA determines to be relevant to the designation of the chemical substance’s priority.


(b) Information sources. In conducting the screening review in paragraph (a) of this section, EPA expects to consider sources of information relevant to the listed criteria and consistent with the scientific standards provision in 15 U.S.C. 2625(h), including, as appropriate, sources for hazard and exposure data listed in Appendices A and B of the TSCA Work Plan Chemicals: Methods Document (February 2012).


(c) Proposed designation. Based on the results of the screening review in paragraph (a) of this section, relevant information received from the public as described in § 702.7(d), and other information as appropriate and consistent with 15 U.S.C. 2625(h) and (i), EPA will propose to designate the chemical substance as either a High-Priority Substance or Low-Priority Substance, along with an identification of the information, analysis, and basis used to support the proposed designation.


(d) Costs and non-risk factors. EPA will not consider costs or other non-risk factors in making a proposed priority designation.


(e) Insufficient information. If information remains insufficient to enable the proposed designation of the chemical substance as a Low-Priority Substance after any extension of the initial public comment period pursuant to § 702.7(e), EPA will propose to designate the chemical substance as a High-Priority Substance.


(f) Conditions of use. EPA will propose to designate a chemical substance as a High-Priority Substance based on the proposed conclusion that the chemical substance satisfies the definition of High-Priority Substance in § 702.3 under one or more activities that the Agency determines constitute conditions of use. EPA will propose to designate a chemical substance as a Low-Priority Substance based on the proposed conclusion that the chemical substance meets the definition of Low-Priority Substance in § 702.3 under the activities that the Agency determines constitute conditions of use.


(g) Publication. EPA will publish the proposed designation in the Federal Register, along with an identification of the information, analysis and basis used to support a proposed designation, in a form and manner that EPA deems appropriate, and provide a comment period of 90 days, during which time the public may submit comment on EPA’s proposed designation. EPA will open a docket to facilitate receipt of public comment.


§ 702.11 Final priority designation.

(a) After considering any additional information collected from the proposed designation process in § 702.9, as appropriate, EPA will finalize its designation of a chemical substance as either a High-Priority Substance or a Low-Priority Substance consistent with 15 U.S.C. 2625(h) and (i).


(b) EPA will not consider costs or other non-risk factors in making a final priority designation.


(c) EPA will publish each final priority designation in the Federal Register, along with an identification of the information, analysis, and basis used to support a final designation consistent with 15 U.S.C. 2625(h), (i) and (j). For High-Priority Substance designations, EPA generally expects to indicate which condition(s) of use were the primary basis for such designations.


(d) As required in 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(3)(C), EPA will finalize a designation for at least one High-Priority Substance for each risk evaluation it completes, other than a risk evaluation that was requested by a manufacturer pursuant to subpart B of this part. The obligation in 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(3)(C) will be satisfied by the designation of at least one High-Priority Substance where such designation specifies the risk evaluation that the designation corresponds to, and where the designation occurs within a reasonable time before or after the completion of the risk evaluation.


§ 702.13 Revision of designation.

EPA may revise a final designation of a chemical substance from Low-Priority to High-Priority Substance at any time based on reasonably available information. To revise such a designation, EPA will re-initiate the prioritization process on that chemical substance in accordance with § 702.7, re-screen the chemical substance and propose a priority designation pursuant to § 702.9, and finalize the priority designation pursuant to § 702.11.


§ 702.15 Effect of designation as a low-priority substance.

Designation of a chemical substance as a Low-Priority Substance under § 702.11 means that a risk evaluation of the chemical substance is not warranted at the time, but does not preclude EPA from later revising the designation pursuant to § 702.13, if warranted. Designation as a Low-Priority Substance is not a finding that the chemical substance does not present an unreasonable risk, but rather that it does not meet the High-Priority Substance definition.


§ 702.17 Effect of designation as a high-priority substance.

Final designation of a chemical substance as a High-Priority Substance under § 702.11 initiates a risk evaluation pursuant to subpart B of this part. Designation as a High-Priority Substance is not a final agency action and is not subject to judicial review until the date of promulgation of the associated final rule under section 6(a). Designation as a High-Priority Substance is not a finding that the chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk.


Subpart B – Procedures for Chemical Substance Risk Evaluations


Source:82 FR 33747, July 20, 2017, unless otherwise noted.

§ 702.31 General provisions.

(a) Purpose. This subpart establishes the EPA process for conducting a risk evaluation to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment as required under TSCA section 6(b)(4)(B) (15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4)(B)).


(b) Scope. These regulations establish the general procedures, key definitions, and timelines EPA will use in a risk evaluation conducted pursuant to TSCA section 6(b) (15 U.S.C. 2605(b)).


(c) Applicability. The requirements of this part apply to all chemical substance risk evaluations initiated pursuant to TSCA section 6(b) (15 U.S.C. 2605(b)).


(d) Enforcement. Submission to EPA of inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading information pursuant to a risk evaluation conducted pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4)(B) is a prohibited act under 15 U.S.C. 2614, subject to penalties under 15 U.S.C. 2615 and Title 18 of the U.S. Code.


§ 702.33 Definitions.

All definitions in TSCA apply to this subpart. In addition, the following definitions apply:


Act means the Toxic Substances Control Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.).


Aggregate exposure means the combined exposures to an individual from a single chemical substance across multiple routes and across multiple pathways.


Best available science means science that is reliable and unbiased. Use of best available science involves the use of supporting studies conducted in accordance with sound and objective science practices, including, when available, peer reviewed science and supporting studies and data collected by accepted methods or best available methods (if the reliability of the method and the nature of the decision justifies use of the data). Additionally, EPA will consider as applicable:


(1) The extent to which the scientific information, technical procedures, measures, methods, protocols, methodologies, or models employed to generate the information are reasonable for and consistent with the intended use of the information;


(2) The extent to which the information is relevant for the Administrator’s use in making a decision about a chemical substance or mixture;


(3) The degree of clarity and completeness with which the data, assumptions, methods, quality assurance, and analyses employed to generate the information are documented;


(4) The extent to which the variability and uncertainty in the information, or in the procedures, measures, methods, protocols, methodologies, or models, are evaluated and characterized; and


(5) The extent of independent verification or peer review of the information or of the procedures, measures, methods, protocols, methodologies or models.


Conditions of use means the circumstances, as determined by the Administrator, under which a chemical substance is intended, known, or reasonably foreseen to be manufactured, processed, distributed in commerce, used, or disposed of.


EPA means the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Pathways means the mode through which one is exposed to a chemical substance, including but not limited to: Food, water, soil, and air.


Potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation means a group of individuals within the general population identified by the Agency who, due to either greater susceptibility or greater exposure, may be at greater risk than the general population of adverse health effects from exposure to a chemical substance or mixture, such as infants, children, pregnant women, workers, or the elderly.


Reasonably available information means information that EPA possesses or can reasonably generate, obtain, and synthesize for use in risk evaluations, considering the deadlines specified in TSCA section 6(b)(4)(G) for completing such evaluation. Information that meets the terms of the preceding sentence is reasonably available information whether or not the information is confidential business information, that is protected from public disclosure under TSCA section 14.


Routes means the particular manner by which a chemical substance may contact the body, including absorption via ingestion, inhalation, or dermally (integument).


Sentinel exposure means the exposure from a single chemical substance that represents the plausible upper bound of exposure relative to all other exposures within a broad category of similar or related exposures.


Uncertainty means the imperfect knowledge or lack of precise knowledge of the real world either for specific values of interest or in the description of the system.


Variability means the inherent natural variation, diversity, and heterogeneity across time and/or space or among individuals within a population.


Weight of scientific evidence means a systematic review method, applied in a manner suited to the nature of the evidence or decision, that uses a pre-established protocol to comprehensively, objectively, transparently, and consistently, identify and evaluate each stream of evidence, including strengths, limitations, and relevance of each study and to integrate evidence as necessary and appropriate based upon strengths, limitations, and relevance.


§ 702.35 Chemical substances designated for risk evaluation.

(a) Chemical substances undergoing risk evaluation. A risk evaluation for a chemical substance designated by the Agency as a High-Priority Substance pursuant to the prioritization process described in subpart A, identified under 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(2)(A), or initiated at the request of a manufacturer or manufacturers under § 702.37, will be conducted in accordance with this part, except that risk evaluations that are initiated prior to the effective date of this rule will be conducted in accordance with this part to the maximum extent practicable.


(b) Percentage requirements. The Agency will ensure that, of the number of chemical substances that undergo risk evaluation under 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4)(C)(i), the number of chemical substances undergoing risk evaluation under 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4)(C)(ii) is not less than 25%, if sufficient requests that comply with 702.37, and not more than 50%.


(c) Manufacturer requests for work plan chemical substances. Manufacturer requests for risk evaluations, described in paragraph (a) of this section, for chemical substances that are drawn from the 2014 update of the TSCA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments will be granted at the discretion of the Agency. Such evaluations are not subject to the percentage requirements in paragraph (b) of this section.


§ 702.37 Submission of manufacturer requests for risk evaluations.

(a) General provision. Any request that EPA conduct a risk evaluation pursuant to this part must comply with all the procedures and criteria in this section to be eligible to be granted by EPA.


(b) Method for submission. One or more manufacturers of a chemical substance may request that EPA conduct a risk evaluation. All requests submitted to EPA under this subpart must be submitted via the EPA Central Data Exchange (CDX) found at http://cdx.epa.gov. Requests must include all of the following information:


(1) Name, mailing address, and contact information of the entity (or entities) submitting the request. If more than one manufacturer submits the request, all individual manufacturers must provide their contact information.


(2) The chemical identity of the chemical substance that is the subject of the request. At a minimum, this includes, all known names of the chemical substance, including common or trades names, CAS number, and molecular structure of the chemical substance A request for risk evaluations of a category of chemical substances must include an explanation of why the category is appropriate under 15 U.S.C. 2625(c), and EPA will grant such request only upon determining that the requested category is appropriate for risk evaluation.


(3) The manufacturer must identify the circumstances on which they are requesting that EPA conduct a risk evaluation and include a rationale for why these circumstances constitute conditions of use under § 702.33.


(4) The request must also include a list of all the existing information that is relevant to whether the chemical substance, under the circumstances identified by the manufacturer(s), presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. The list must be accompanied by an explanation as to why such information is adequate to permit EPA to complete a risk evaluation addressing the circumstances identified by the manufacturer(s), The request need not include copies of the information; citations are sufficient, if the information is publically available. The request must include or reference all available information on the health and environmental hazard(s) of the chemical substance, human and environmental exposure(s), and exposed population(s), as relevant to the circumstances identified in the request. At a minimum, this must include all the following, as relevant to the circumstances identified:


(i) The chemical substance’s hazard and exposure potential;


(ii) The chemical substance’s persistence and bioaccumulation;


(iii) Potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations which the manufacturer(s) believes to be relevant to the EPA risk evaluation;


(iv) Whether there is any storage of the chemical substance near significant sources of drinking water, including the storage facility location and the nearby drinking water source(s);


(v) The chemical substance’s production volume or significant changes in production volume; and


(vi) Any other information relevant to the potential risks of the chemical substance under the circumstances identified in the request.


(5) The request must include a commitment to provide to EPA any referenced information upon request.


(6) Scientific information submitted must be consistent with the scientific standards in 15 U.S.C. 2625(h).


(7) A signed certification that all information contained in the request is accurate and complete, as follows:


(i) I certify that to the best of my knowledge and belief:


(A) The company named in this request manufacturers the chemical substance identified for risk evaluation.


(B) All information provided in the notice is complete and accurate as of the date of the request.


(C) I have either identified or am submitting all information in my possession, control, and a description of all other data known to or reasonably ascertainable by me as required for this request under this part. I am aware it is unlawful to knowingly submit incomplete, false and/or misleading information in this request and there are significant criminal penalties for such unlawful conduct, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment.


(ii) [Reserved]


(c) Optional elements. A manufacturer may provide information that will inform EPA’s determination as to whether restrictions imposed by one or more States have the potential to have a significant impact on interstate commerce or health or the environment, and that as a consequence the request is entitled to preference pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4)(E)(iii).


(d) Confidential business information. (1) Persons submitting a request under this subpart are subject to EPA confidentiality regulations at 40 CFR part 2, subpart B.


(2) In submitting a claim of confidentiality, a person must certify the accuracy of the following statements concerning all information claimed as confidential:


(i) I hereby certify to the best of my knowledge and belief that all information entered on this form is complete and accurate. I further certify that, pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 2613(c), for all claims for confidentiality made with this submission, all information submitted to substantiate such claims is true and correct, and that it is true and correct that:


(A) My company has taken reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of the information;


(B) I have determined that the information is not required to be disclosed or otherwise made available to the public under any other Federal law;


(C) I have a reasonable basis to conclude that disclosure of the information is likely to cause substantial harm to the competitive position of my company; and


(D) I have a reasonable basis to believe that the information is not readily discoverable through reverse engineering.


(ii) [Reserved]


(3) Each claim of confidentiality, other than a claim pertaining to information described in TSCA section 14(c)(2), must be accompanied by a substantiation in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 2613.


(4) Manufacturers must supply a structurally descriptive generic name where specific chemical identity is claimed as CBI.


(5) Any knowing and willful misrepresentation, under this section, is subject to criminal penalty pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1001.


(e) EPA process for evaluating manufacturer requests – (1) Review for completeness. Upon receipt of the request, EPA will verify that the request is facially complete, i.e., that information has been submitted that appears to be consistent with the requirements in paragraphs (b) through (d) of this section. EPA will inform the submitting manufacturer(s) if EPA has determined that the request is incomplete, and cannot be processed. Facially complete requests will be processed as described in this subpart.


(2) Public notification of receipt of request. Within 15 business days of receipt of a facially complete submission, EPA will notify the public of receipt of the manufacturer request. This notification will include any information submitted by the manufacturer that is not CBI, including the condition(s) of use for which the evaluation is requested.


(3) Conditions of use to be evaluated. EPA will assess whether the circumstances identified in the request constitute condition of use under § 702.33, and whether those conditions of use warrant inclusion within the scope of a risk evaluation for the chemical substance. EPA will also assess what, if any, additional conditions of use that warrant inclusion within the scope of a risk evaluation for the chemical substance. EPA will conduct these assessments and make proposed determinations based on the same considerations applied in the same manner as it would for a risk evaluation for a high-priority substance.


(4) Public notice and comment. No later than 60 business days of receiving a request that EPA has determined to be complete under paragraph (e)(1) of this section, EPA will submit for publication the receipt of the request in the Federal Register, open a docket for that request and provide no less than a 45 calendar day public comment period. The docket will contain the manufacturer request (excluding information claimed as CBI) and EPA’ proposed additions of conditions of use as described in paragraph (e)(3) of this section, and the basis for these proposed additions. During the comment period the public may submit comments and information relevant to the requested risk evaluation, in particular, commenters are encouraged to identify any information not included in the request or the proposed determinations that the commenters believe would be needed to conduct a risk evaluation, and to provide any other information relevant to EPA’s proposed determinations of the conditions of use, such as information on other conditions of use of the chemical than those included in the request or in EPA’s proposed determinations


(5) Supplementation of original request. (i) At any time prior to the end of the comment period, the requesting manufacturer(s) may supplement the original request with any new information it receives.


(ii) At any point prior to the completion of a risk evaluation pursuant to this section, manufacturer(s) must supplement the original request with any information that meets the criteria in 15 U.S.C. 2607(e) and this section, or with any other information that has the potential to change EPA’s risk evaluation with respect to the conditions of use as requested by the manufacturer. Such information must be submitted consistent with section 8(e) if the information is subject to that section or otherwise within 30 calendar days of the manufacturer’s obtaining the information.


(6) EPA’s decision. (i) Within 60 days of the end of the comment period provided in paragraph (e)(4) of this section, EPA will review the request along with any additional information received during the comment period to determine whether the request meets the criteria and requirements of this section.


(ii) EPA will grant the request if it determines that all of the following have been met:


(A) That the circumstances identified in the request constitute conditions of use that warrant inclusion in a risk evaluation for the chemical substance;


(B) That EPA has all of the information needed to conduct such risk evaluation on the conditions of use that were the subject of the request; and


(C) All other criteria and requirements of this section have been met.


(iii) At the end of this 60-day period, EPA will notify the submitting manufacturer(s) of its decision and include the basis for granting or denying the request. Bases for a denial, include the manufacturer has not provided sufficient information to complete the risk evaluation on the condition(s) of use requested, or that the circumstances identified in the request either do not constitute conditions of use, or the conditions of use do not warrant inclusion in a risk evaluation for the chemical substance. This notification will also identify any additional conditions of use, as determined by the Administrator, that will be included in this risk evaluation.


(iv) Within 30 days of receipt of EPA’s notification the requester(s) may withdraw the request.


(7) Public notice of decision. EPA will make public EPA’s decision to grant or deny the request at the time that EPA notifies the manufacturer.


(8) Compliant request. EPA will initiate a risk evaluation for all requests for non-TSCA Work Plan Chemicals that meet the criteria in this subpart, until EPA determines that the number of manufacturer-requested chemical substances undergoing risk evaluation is equal to 25% of the High-Priority Substances identified in subpart A as undergoing risk evaluation. Once that level has been reached, EPA will initiate at least one new manufacturer-requested risk evaluation for each manufacturer-requested risk evaluation completed so long as there are sufficient requests that meet the criteria of this subpart, as needed to ensure that the number of manufacturer-requested risk evaluations is equal to at least 25% of the High-Priority substances risk evaluation and not more than 50%.


(9) Preferences. In conformance with § 702.35(c), in evaluating requests for TSCA Work Plan Chemicals and requests for non-TSCA Work Plan chemicals in excess of the 25% threshold in § 702.35(b), EPA will first give preference to requests for risk evaluations on chemical substances:


(i) First, for which the Agency determines that restrictions imposed by one or more States have the potential to have a significant impact on interstate commerce, health or the environment; and then


(ii) Second, based on the order in which the requests are received.


(10) No preferential treatment. Once granted, EPA will initiate the risk evaluation and thereafter will conduct the risk evaluation following the procedures in §§ 702.39 through 702.51. EPA will not expedite or otherwise provide special treatment to a risk evaluation conducted as a result of a manufacturer’s request.


(11) Fees. Manufacturers must pay fees to support risk evaluations as specified under 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4)(E)(ii).


§ 702.39 Interagency collaboration.

During the risk evaluation process, not to preclude any additional, prior, or subsequent collaboration, EPA will consult with other relevant Federal agencies.


§ 702.41 Evaluation requirements.

(a) Considerations. (1) Each risk evaluation will include all of the following components:


(i) A Scope, including a Conceptual Model and an Analysis Plan;


(ii) A Hazard Assessment;


(iii) An Exposure Assessment;


(iv) A Risk Characterization; and


(v) A Risk Determination.


(2) EPA guidance will be used, as applicable where it represents the best available science appropriate for the particular risk evaluation.


(3) Where appropriate, a risk evaluation will be conducted on a category of chemical substances. EPA will determine whether to conduct an evaluation on a category of chemical substances, and the composition of the category based on the considerations listed in 15 U.S.C. 2625(c).


(4) EPA will document that it has used the best available science and weight of scientific evidence approaches in the risk evaluation process.


(5) EPA will ensure that all supporting analyses and components of the risk evaluation are suitable for their intended purpose, and well-tailored to the problems and decision at hand, in order to inform the development of a technically sound determination as to whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment under the conditions of use within the scope of the risk evaluation, based on the weight of the scientific evidence.


(6) The extent to which EPA will refine its evaluations for one or more condition of use in any risk evaluation will vary as necessary to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment.


(7) To the extent a determination as to the level of risk presented by a condition of use can be made, for example, using assumptions, uncertainty factors, and models or screening methodologies, EPA may determine that no further information or analysis is needed to complete its risk evaluation of the condition(s) of use.


(8) In general, EPA intends to determine whether a chemical substance does or does not present an unreasonable risk under all of the conditions of use within the scope of the risk evaluations, and intends to identify the individual conditions of use or categories of conditions of use that are responsible for such determinations.


(9) Within the time frame in § 702.43(d), EPA will complete the risk evaluation of the chemical substance addressing all of the conditions of use within the scope of the evaluation. However, EPA may complete its evaluation of the chemical substance under specific conditions of use or categories of conditions of use at any point following the issuance of the final scope document, and issue its determination as to whether the chemical substance under those conditions of use does or does not present an unreasonable risk to health or the environment under those conditions of use. EPA will follow all of the requirements and procedures in this Subpart when it conducts its evaluation of the chemical substance under any individual or specific conditions of use.


(10) EPA will evaluate chemical substances that are metals or metal compounds in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(2)(E).


(b) Information and information sources. (1) EPA will base each risk evaluation on reasonably available information.


(2) EPA generally expects to initiate a risk evaluation for a chemical substance when EPA believes that all or most of the information necessary to perform the risk evaluation is reasonably available. EPA expects to use its authorities under the Act, and other information gathering authorities, when necessary to obtain the information needed to perform a risk evaluation for a chemical substance before initiating the risk evaluation for such substance. EPA will use such authorities on a case-by-case basis during the performance of a risk evaluation to obtain information as needed to ensure that EPA has adequate, reasonably available information to perform the evaluation.


(3) Among other sources of information, the Agency will consider information and advice provided by the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals established pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 2625.


(4) In conducting risk evaluations, EPA will utilize reasonably available information including information, models, and screening methodologies, as appropriate. The approaches used will be determined by the quality of the information, the deadlines specified in TSCA section 6(b)(4)(G) for completing the risk evaluation, and the extent to which the information reduces uncertainty.


(5) Where appropriate, to the extent practicable, and scientifically justified, EPA will require the development of information generated without the use of new testing on vertebrates in performing risk evaluation.


(c) Scope of the risk evaluation. The scope of the risk evaluation will include all the following:


(1) The condition(s) of use, as determined by the Administrator, that the EPA plans to consider in the risk evaluation.


(2) The potentially exposed populations, including any potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations as identified as relevant to the risk evaluation by the Agency under the conditions of use, that EPA plans to evaluate; the ecological receptors that EPA plans to evaluate; and the hazards to health and the environment that EPA plans to evaluate.


(3) A description of the reasonably available information and science approaches EPA plans to use in the risk evaluation.


(4) A conceptual model:


(i) The scope documents will include a Conceptual Model that describes actual or predicted relationships between the chemical substance, the conditions of use within the scope of the evaluation and human and environmental receptors.


(ii) The conceptual model will identify human and ecological health hazards the EPA plans to evaluate for the exposure scenarios EPA plans to evaluate.


(iii) Conceptual model development will consider the life cycle of the chemical substance, including manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, storage, use, and disposal, relevant to the conditions of use within the scope of the evaluation


(5) An analysis plan:


(i) The scope documents will include an analysis plan that identifies the approaches, methods, and/or metrics that EPA plans to use to assess exposures, effects, and risk, including associated uncertainty and variability for each risk evaluation. The analysis plan will also identify the strategy for using information, accepted science policies, models, and screening methodologies.


(ii) Hypotheses about the relationships identified in the conceptual model will be described. The relative strengths of alternative hypotheses if any will be evaluated to determine the appropriate risk assessment approaches.


(6) The Agency’s plan for peer review.


(7) Developing the scope.


(i) Draft scope. For each risk evaluation to be conducted EPA will publish a document in the Federal Register that specifies the draft scope of the risk evaluation the Agency plans to conduct. The document will address the elements in paragraphs (c)(1) through (6) of this section.


(ii) Timeframes. EPA generally expects to publish the draft scope no later than 3 months from the initiation of the risk evaluation process for the chemical substance.


(iii) Public comments. EPA will allow a public comment period of no less than 45 calendar days during which interested persons may submit comment on EPA’s draft risk evaluation scope. EPA will open a docket to facilitate receipt of public comments.


(8) Final scope:


(i) The Agency will, no later than 6 months after the initiation of a risk evaluation, publish a document in the Federal Register that specifies the final scope of the risk evaluation the Agency plans to conduct. The document shall address the elements in paragraphs (c)(1) through (6) of this section.


(ii) For a chemical substance designated as a High-Priority Substance under subpart A of this part, EPA will not publish the final scope of the risk evaluation until at least 12 months have elapsed from the initiation of the prioritization process for the chemical substance.


(d) Hazard assessment. (1) The hazard information relevant to the chemical substance will be evaluated using hazards identified in the final scope document published pursuant to paragraph (c)(8) of this section, for the identified exposure scenarios, including any identified potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation(s).


(2) The hazard assessment process will identify the types of hazards to health or the environment posed by the chemical substance under the condition(s) of use within the scope of the risk evaluation. Hazard information related to potential health and environmental hazards of the chemical substance will be reviewed in a manner consistent with best available science and weight of scientific evidence as defined in § 702.33 and all assessment methods will be documented. This process includes the identification, evaluation, and synthesis of information to describe the potential health and environmental hazards of the chemical substance.


(3) Relevant potential human and environmental hazards will be evaluated.


(4) The relationship between the dose of the chemical substance and the occurrence of health and environmental effects or outcomes will be evaluated.


(5) Studies evaluated may include, but would not be limited to: Human epidemiological studies, in vivo and/or in vitro laboratory studies, biomonitoring studies, mechanistic and/or kinetic studies in a variety of test systems, including but not limited to toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics, computational toxicology such as high-throughput assays, genomic response assays, data from structure-activity relationships, and ecological field data.


(6) Hazard identification will include an evaluation of the strengths, limitations, and uncertainties associated with the reasonably available information.


(7) The human health hazard assessment will consider all potentially exposed and susceptible subpopulation(s) determined to be relevant, as identified in the final scope document published pursuant to paragraph (c)(8) of this section.


(8) The environmental health hazard assessment will consider the relationship between the chemical substance and the occurrence of an ecological hazard elicited.


(e) Exposure assessment. (1) Where relevant, the likely duration, intensity, frequency, and number of exposures under the conditions of use will be considered.


(2) Chemical-specific factors including, but not limited to: Physical- chemical properties and environmental fate and transport parameters will be examined.


(3) Exposure information related to potential human health or ecological hazards of the chemical substance will be reviewed in a manner consistent with the description of best available science and weight of scientific evidence in § 702.33 and all methods will be documented.


(4) The human health exposure assessment will consider all potentially exposed and susceptible subpopulation(s) determined to be relevant, as identified in the final scope document published pursuant to paragraph (c)(8) of this section.


(5) Environmental health exposure assessment:


(i) The environmental health exposure assessment will characterize and evaluate the interaction of the chemical substance with the ecological receptors identified in the final scope document published pursuant to paragraph (c)(8) of this section.


(ii) Exposures considered will include populations and communities, depending on the chemical substance and the ecological characteristic involved.


§ 702.43 Risk Characterization.

(a) Risk Characterization considerations. EPA will:


(1) Integrate the hazard and exposure assessments into quantitative and/or qualitative estimates of risk for the identified populations (including any potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation(s)) identified in the final scope document published pursuant to § 702.41(c)(8) and ecological characteristics for the conditions of use within the scope of the risk evaluation;


(2) Describe whether aggregate or sentinel exposures under the conditions of use were considered and the basis for their consideration;


(3) Not consider costs or other nonrisk factors;


(4) Take into account, where relevant, the likely duration, intensity, frequency, and number of exposures under the condition(s) of use of the chemical substance; and


(5) Describe the weight of the scientific evidence for the identified hazards and exposures.


(b) Risk Characterization summary. The Risk Characterization will summarize, as applicable, the considerations addressed throughout the evaluation components, in carrying out the obligations under 15 U.S.C. 2625(h). This summary will include, as appropriate, a discussion of:


(1) Considerations regarding uncertainty and variability. Information about uncertainty and variability in each step of the risk evaluation (e.g., use of default assumptions, scenarios, choice of models, and information used for quantitative analysis) will be integrated into an overall characterization and/or analysis of the impact of the uncertainty and variability on estimated risks. EPA may describe the uncertainty using a qualitative assessment of the overall strength and limitations of the data used in the assessment.


(2) Considerations of data quality. A discussion of data quality (e.g., reliability, relevance, and whether methods employed to generate the information are reasonable for and consistent with the intended use of the information), as well as assumptions used, will be included to the extent necessary. EPA also expects to include a discussion of the extent of independent verification or peer review of the information or of the procedures, measures, methods, protocols, methodologies, or models used in the risk evaluation.


(3) Considerations of alternative interpretations. If appropriate and relevant, where alternative interpretations are plausible, a discussion of alternative interpretations of the data and analyses will be included.


(4) Considerations for environmental risk evaluations. For environmental risk evaluations, it may be necessary to discuss the nature and magnitude of the effects, the spatial and temporal patterns of the effects, implications at the individual, species, population, and community level, and the likelihood of recovery subsequent to exposure to the chemical substance.


§ 702.45 Peer review.

The EPA Peer Review Handbook (2015), the Office of Management and Budget Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review (OMB Bulletin), and other available, relevant and applicable methods consistent with 15 U.S.C. 2625, will serve as the guidance for peer review activities. Peer review will be conducted on the risk evaluations for the chemical substances identified pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 2605(b)(4)(A).


§ 702.47 Unreasonable risk determination.

As part of the risk evaluation, EPA will determine whether the chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment under each condition of uses within the scope of the risk evaluation, either in a single decision document or in multiple decision documents.


§ 702.49 Risk evaluation timeframes and actions.

(a) Draft risk evaluation timeframe. EPA will publish a draft risk evaluation in the Federal Register, open a docket to facilitate receipt of public comment, and provide no less than a 60-day comment period, during which time the public may submit comment on EPA’s draft risk evaluation.


(b) Final risk evaluation. (1) EPA will complete a risk evaluation for the chemical substance under the conditions of use within the scope of the risk evaluation as soon as practicable, but not later than 3 years after the date on which the Agency initiates the risk evaluation.


(2) The Agency may extend the deadline for a risk evaluation for not more than 6 months. The total time elapsed between initiation of the risk evaluation and completion of the risk evaluation may not exceed 3 and one half years.


(3) EPA will publish the final risk evaluation in the Federal Register.


(c) Final determination of unreasonable risk. Upon determination by the EPA that a chemical substance under one or more of the conditions of use within the scope of the risk evaluation presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment as described in § 702.47, the Agency will initiate action as required pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 2605(a).


(d) Final determination of no unreasonable risk. A determination by EPA that the chemical substance, under one or more of the conditions of use within the scope of the risk evaluation, does not present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment will be issued by order and considered to be a final Agency action, effective on the date of issuance of the order.


§ 702.51 Publically available information.

For each risk evaluation, EPA will maintain a public docket at http://www.regulations.gov to provide public access to the following information, as applicable for that risk evaluation:


(a) The draft scope, final scope, draft risk evaluation, and final risk evaluation;


(b) All notices, determinations, findings, consent agreements, and orders;


(c) Any information required to be provided to the Agency under 15 U.S.C. 2603;


(d) A nontechnical summary of the risk evaluation;


(e) A list of the studies, with the results of the studies, considered in carrying out each risk evaluation;


(f) The final peer review report, including the response to peer review and public comments received during peer review; and


(g) Response to public comments received on the draft scope and the draft risk evaluation.


Subpart C – Citizen Suit

§ 702.60 Purpose.

Section 20 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authorizes any person to begin a civil action to compel performance by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of TSCA non-discretionary acts or duties (section 20(a)(2)) or to restrain any violation of TSCA, or of any rule promulgated under sections 4, 5, or 6, or of any order issued under section 5 of TSCA (section 20(a)(1)). The purpose of this regulation is to prescribe procedures governing the giving of a notice of intent to file suit required by section 20(b) of TSCA as a prerequisite to beginning such civil actions.


§ 702.61 Service of notice.

(a) Notice as a prerequisite to suit. Under section 20 of TSCA, no civil action may be commenced by a citizen to restrain a violation of TSCA, or a rule or order thereunder, unless at least 60 days in advance the citizen has given notice of the intent to file suit to the Administrator and to the person who is alleged to have committed the violation. No civil action may be commenced by a citizen to compel the Administrator to perform any non-discretionary act or duty under TSCA, unless at least 60 days in advance the citizen has given notice of the intent to file suit to the Administrator. However, in the case of an alleged failure by the Administrator to file an action under section 7 of TSCA, the citizen must give notice to the Administrator only 10 days in advance of filing the civil action.


(b) Method of service. Notice of intent to file suit can be either personally served or served by certified mail – return receipt requested – to persons identified in paragraph (d) of this section.


(c) Date of service. The effective date of service of a notice given in accordance with this rule shall be the date of the return receipt, if served by mail, or the date of receipt if personally served.


(d) Persons to be served – (1) Violations of TSCA rules or TSCA order. (i) If the alleged violator is a private individual or a corporation, notice of intent to file suit shall be served on the individual or the owner or managing agent of the plant, facility, or activity alleged to be in violation. If the alleged violator is a corporation, a copy of the notice shall also be sent to the registered agent, if any, of such corporation in the State in which such violation is alleged to have occurred. Notice shall also be served on the Administrator of the EPA.


(ii) If the alleged violator is a State or local government entity, notice of intent to file suit shall be served on the head of the agency. Notice shall also be served on the Administrator of the EPA, and a copy shall be sent to the Attorney General of the United States.


(iii) If the alleged violator is a Federal agency, notice of intent to file suit shall be served on the head of the agency. Notice shall also be served on the Administrator of the EPA, and a copy shall be sent to the Attorney General of the United States.


(2) Performance of non-discretionary TSCA acts or duties. Notice of intent to file suit shall be served on the Administrator of the EPA and a copy shall be sent to the Attorney General of the United States.


(3) Address of persons to be served. (i) EPA Administrator: 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. (ii) Attorney General of the United States: 10th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20530.


§ 702.62 Contents of notice.

(a) Violation of TSCA rule or TSCA order. Notice of intent to file suit regarding an alleged violation of TSCA or any rule promulgated under sections 4, 5, or 6, or an order issued under section 5, shall include sufficient information to permit the recipient to identify:


(1) The specific provision of TSCA or of the rule or order under TSCA alleged to have been violated.


(2) The activity alleged to constitute a violation.


(3) The person or persons responsible for the alleged violation.


(4) The location of the alleged violation.


(5) The date or dates of the alleged violation as closely as the citizen is able to specify them.


(6) The full name, address, and telephone number of the citizen giving notice.


(b) Failure to act. Notice regarding an alleged failure of the Administrator to perform any act or duty which is not discretionary shall:


(1) Identify the specific provision of TSCA which requires an act or creates a duty.


(2) Describe with reasonable specificity the action taken or not taken by the Administrator which is alleged to constitute a failure to perform the act or duty.


(3) State the full name, address, and telephone number of the citizen giving the notice.


(c) Identification of Counsel. The notice shall state the name, address, and telephone number of the Legal Counsel, if any, representing the citizen giving the notice.


PART 704 – REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS


Authority:15 U.S.C. 2607(a).

Subpart A – General Reporting and Recordkeeping Provisions for Section 8(a) Information-Gathering Rules

§ 704.1 Scope.

(a) This part specifies reporting and recordkeeping procedures under section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for manufacturers, importers, and processors of chemical substances and mixtures (hereafter collectively referred to as substances) that are identified in subpart B of this part. The reporting and recordkeeping provisions in subpart A of this part apply throughout this part unless revised in any other subpart.


(b) Subpart B of this part sets out chemical-specific reporting and recordkeeping requirements under section 8(a) of TSCA.


[53 FR 51715, Dec. 22, 1988, as amended at 60 FR 31920, June 19, 1995]


§ 704.3 Definitions.

All definitions as set forth in section 3 of TSCA apply in this part. In addition, the following definitions are provided for the purposes of this part.


Annual means the corporate fiscal year.


Article means a manufactured item (1) which is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture, (2) which has end use function(s) dependent in whole or in part upon its shape or design during end use, and (3) which has either no change of chemical composition during its end use or only those changes of composition which have no commercial purpose separate from that of the article, and that result from a chemical reaction that occurs upon end use of other chemical substances, mixtures, or articles; except that fluids and particles are not considered articles regardless of shape or design.


Byproduct means a chemical substance produced without a separate commercial intent during the manufacture, processing, use, or disposal of another chemical substance(s) or mixture(s).


CAS Number means Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number.


Coproduct means a chemical substance produced for a commercial purpose during the manufacture, processing, use, or disposal of another chemical substance or mixture.


Customer means any person to whom a manufacturer, importer, or processor directly distributes any quantity of a chemical substance, mixture, mixture containing the substance or mixture, or article containing the substance or mixture, whether or not a sale is involved.


Domestic means within the geographical boundaries of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States.


Enclosed process means a manufacturing or processing operation that is designed and operated so that there is no intentional release into the environment of any substance present in the operation. An operation with fugitive, inadvertent, or emergency pressure relief releases remains an enclosed process so long as measures are taken to prevent worker exposure to and environmental contamination from the releases.


EPA means the United States Environmental Protection Agency.


Import means to import for commercial purposes.


Import for commercial purposes means to import with the purpose of obtaining an immediate or eventual commercial advantage for the importer, and includes the importation of any amount of a chemical substance or mixture. If a chemical substance or mixture containing impurities is imported for commercial purposes, then those impurities also are imported for commercial purposes.


Import in bulk form means to import a chemical substance (other than as part of a mixture or article) in any quantity, in cans, bottles, drums, barrels, packages, tanks, bags, or other containers, if the chemical substance is intended to be removed from the container and the substance has an end use or commercial purpose separate from the container.


Importer means (1) any person who imports any chemical substance or any chemical substance as part of a mixture or article into the customs territory of the United States, and includes:


(i) The person primarily liable for the payment of any duties on the merchandise, or


(ii) An authorized agent acting on his behalf.


(2) Importer also includes, as appropriate:


(i) The consignee.


(ii) The importer of record.


(iii) The actual owner if an actual owner’s declaration and superseding bond have been filed in accordance with 19 CFR 141.20.


(iv) The transferee, if the right to draw merchandise in a bonded warehouse has been transferred in accordance with subpart C of 19 CFR part 144.


(3) For the purposes of this definition, the customs territory of the United States consists of the 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.


Impurity means a chemical substance which is unintentionally present with another chemical substance.


Intermediate means any chemical substance that is consumed, in whole or in part, in chemical reactions used for the intentional manufacture of other chemical substances or mixtures, or that is intentionally present for the purpose of altering the rates of such chemical reactions.


Known to or reasonably ascertainable by means all information in a person’s possession or control, plus all information that a reasonable person similarly situated might be expected to possess, control, or know.


Manufacture means to manufacture for commercial purposes.


Manufacture for commercial purposes means: (1) To import, produce, or manufacture with the purpose of obtaining an immediate or eventual commercial advantage for the manufacturer, and includes among other things, such “manufacture” of any amount of a chemical substance or mixture:


(i) For commercial distribution, including for test marketing.


(ii) For use by the manufacturer, including use for product research and development, or as an intermediate.


(2) Manufacture for commercial purposes also applies to substances that are produced coincidentally during the manufacture, processing, use, or disposal of another substance or mixture, including both byproducts that are separated from that other substance or mixture and impurities that remain in that substance or mixture. Such byproducts and impurities may, or may not, in themselves have commercial value. They are nonetheless produced for the purpose of obtaining a commercial advantage since they are part of the manufacture of a chemical product for a commercial purpose.


Manufacturer means a person who imports, produces, or manufactures a chemical substance. A person who extracts a component chemical substance from a previously existing chemical substance or a complex combination of substances is a manufacturer of that component chemical substance.


Non-isolated intermediate means any intermediate that is not intentionally removed from the equipment in which it is manufactured, including the reaction vessel in which it is manufactured, equipment which is ancillary to the reaction vessel, and any equipment through which the substance passes during a continuous flow process, but not including tanks or other vessels in which the substance is stored after its manufacture. Mechanical or gravity transfer through a closed system is not considered to be intentional removal, but storage or transfer to shipping containers “isolates” the substance by removing it from process equipment in which it is manufactured.


Own or control means ownership of 50 percent or more of a company’s voting stock or other equity rights, or the power to control the management and policies of that company. A company may own or control one or more sites. A company may be owned or controlled by a foreign or domestic parent company.


Parent company is a company that owns or controls another company.


Person includes any individual, firm, company, corporation, joint venture, partnership, sole proprietorship, association, or any other business entity; any State or political subdivision thereof; any municipality; any interstate body; and any department, agency, or instrumentality of the Federal Government.


Possession or control means in the possession or control of any person, or of any subsidiary, partnership in which the person is a general partner, parent company, or any company or partnership which the parent company owns or controls, if the subsidiary, parent company, or other company or partnership is associated with the person in the research, development, test marketing, or commercial marketing of the substance in question. Information is in the possession or control of a person if it is:


(1) In the person’s own files including files maintained by employees of the person in the course of their employment.


(2) In commercially available data bases to which the person has purchased access.


(3) Maintained in the files in the course of employment by other agents of the person who are associated with research, development, test marketing, or commercial marketing of the chemical substance in question.


Process means to process for commercial purposes.


Process for commercial purposes means the preparation of a chemical substance or mixture after its manufacture for distribution in commerce with the purpose of obtaining an immediate or eventual commercial advantage for the processor. Processing of any amount of a chemical substance or mixture is included in this definition. If a chemical substance or mixture containing impurities is processed for commercial purposes, then the impurities also are processed for commercial purposes.


Processor means any person who processes a chemical substance or mixture.


Production volume means the quantity of a substance which is produced by a manufacturer, as measured in kilograms or pounds.


Propose to manufacture, import, or process means that a person has made a firm management decision to commit financial resources for the manufacture, import, or processing of a specified chemical substance or mixture.


Site means a contiguous property unit. Property divided only by a public right-of-way shall be considered one site. There may be more than one plant on a single site. The site for a person who imports a substance is the site of the operating unit within the person’s organization which is directly responsible for importing the substance and which controls the import transaction and may in some cases be the organization’s headquarters office in the United States.


Small government means the government of a city, county, town, township, village, school district, or special district with a population of less than 50,000.


Small manufacturer means a manufacturer (including importer) that meets either of the following standards:


(1) First standard. A manufacturer (including importer) of a substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company (if any), are less than $120 million. However, if the annual production or importation volume of a particular substance at any individual site owned or controlled by the manufacturer or importer is greater than 45,400 kilograms (100,000 lbs), the manufacturer (including importer) will not qualify as small for purposes of reporting on the production or importation of that substance at that site, unless the manufacturer (including importer) qualifies as small under paragraph (2) of this definition.


(2) Second standard. A manufacturer (including importer) of a substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company (if any), are less than $12 million, regardless of the quantity of substances produced or imported by that manufacturer (including importer).


(3) Inflation index. EPA shall make use of the Producer Price Index for Chemicals and Allied Products, as compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, for purposes of determining the need to adjust the total annual sales values and for determining new sales values when adjustments are made. EPA may adjust the total annual sales values whenever the Agency deems it necessary to do so, provided that the five-year average of the Producer Price Index for Chemicals and Allied Products has changed more than 20 percent since either the most recent previous change in sales values or May 28, 2020, whichever is later. EPA shall provide Federal Register notification when changing the total annual sales values.


Small quantities solely for research and development (or “small quantities solely for purposes of scientific experimentation or analysis or chemical research on, or analysis of, such substance or another substance, including such research or analysis for the development of a product”) means quantities of a chemical substance manufactured, imported, or processed or proposed to be manufactured, imported, or processed solely for research and development that are not greater than reasonably necessary for such purposes.


Substance means either a chemical substance or mixture unless otherwise indicated.


Test marketing means the distribution in commerce of no more than a predetermined amount of a chemical substance, mixture, article containing that chemical substance or mixture, or a mixture containing that substance, by a manufacturer or processor, to no more than a defined number of potential customers to explore market capability in a competitive situation during a predetermined testing period prior to the broader distribution of that chemical substance, mixture, or article in commerce.


Total annual sales means the total annual revenue (in dollars) generated by the sale of all products of a company. Total annual sales must include the total annual sales revenue of all sites owned or controlled by that company and the total annual sales revenue of that company’s subsidiaries and foreign or domestic parent company, if any.


TSCA means the Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.


[53 FR 51715, Dec. 22, 1988, as amended at 76 FR 50858, Aug. 16, 2011; 76 FR 54933, Sept. 6, 2011; 85 FR 31995, May 28, 2020]


§ 704.5 Exemptions.

A person who is subject to reporting requirements for a substance identified in this part is exempt from those requirements to the extent that the person and that person’s use of the substance is described in this section. This section is superseded by any TSCA section 8(a) rule that adds to, removes, or revises the exemptions described in this section.


(a) Articles. A person who imports, processes, or proposes to import or process a substance identified in this part solely as part of an article is exempt from the reporting requirements of this part with regard to that substance.


(b) Byproducts. A person who manufactures, imports, or proposes to manufacture or import a substance identified in this part solely as a byproduct is exempt from the reporting requirements of this part.


(c) Impurities. A person who manufactures, imports, processes, or proposes to manufacture, import, or process a substance identified in this part solely as an impurity is exempt from the reporting requirements of this part.


(d) Non-isolated intermediate. A person who manufactures or proposes to manufacture a substance identified in this part solely as a non-isolated intermediate is exempt from the reporting requirements of this part.


(e) Research and development. A person who manufactures, imports, processes, or proposes to manufacture, import, or process a substance identified in this part only in small quantities solely for research and development is exempt from the reporting requirements of this part.


(f) Small manufacturers and importers. Small manufacturers and importers are exempt from the reporting requirements of this part.


[53 FR 51717, Dec. 22, 1988]


§ 704.7 Confidential business information claims.

(a) Any person submitting a notice under this rule may assert a business confidentiality claim covering all or any part of the notice. Any information covered by a claim will be disclosed by EPA only to the extent and by means of the procedures set forth in part 2 of this title.


(b) If no claim accompanies the notice at the time it is submitted to EPA, the notice will be placed in an open file available to the public without further notice to the respondent.


(c) To assert a claim of confidentiality for data contained in a notice, the respondent must submit two copies of the notice.


(1) One copy of the notice must be complete. In that copy the respondent must indicate what data, if any, are claimed as confidential by marking the specific information on each page with a label such as “confidential”, “proprietary”, or “trade secret”.


(2) If some data in the notice are claimed as confidential, the respondent must submit a second copy. The second copy must be complete except that all information claimed as confidential in the first copy must be deleted.


(3) The first copy of the notice will be for internal use by EPA. The second copy will be placed in an open file to be available to the public.


(4) Failure to furnish a second copy of the notice when information is claimed as confidential in the first copy will be considered a presumptive waiver of the claim of confidentiality. EPA will notify the respondent by certified mail that a finding of a presumptive waiver of the claim of confidentiality has been made. The respondent has 15 days from the date of receipt of notification to submit the required second copy. Failure to submit the second copy will cause EPA to place the first copy in the public file.


(d) In submitting a claim of confidentiality, a person attests to the truth of the following four statements concerning all information which is claimed confidential:


(1) My company has taken measures to protect the confidentiality of the information, and it intends to continue to take such measures.


(2) The information is not, and has not been, reasonably obtainable without our consent by other persons (other than government bodies) by use of legitimate means (other than discovery based on a showing of special need in a judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding).


(3) The information is not publicly available elsewhere.


(4) Disclosure of the information would cause substantial harm to our competitive position.


[48 FR 23420, May 25, 1983, as amended at 53 FR 51717, Dec. 22, 1988]


§ 704.9 Where to send reports.

Reports must be submitted by certified mail to the Document Control Office (DCO) (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001, ATTN: 8(a) Reporting.


[60 FR 34463, July 3, 1995, as amended at 71 FR 33641, June 12, 2006]


§ 704.11 Recordkeeping.

Each person who is subject to the reporting requirements of this part must retain the following records for 3 years following the creation or compilation of the record.


(a) A copy of each report submitted by the person in response to the requirements of this part.


(b) Materials and documentation sufficient to verify or reconstruct the values submitted in the report.


(c) A copy of each notice sent by the person, return receipt requested, to that person’s customers for the purpose of notifying their customers of the customer’s reporting obligations under this part.


(d) All return receipts signed by the person’s customers who received the notice described in paragraph (c) of this section.


[53 FR 51717, Dec. 22, 1988, as amended at 58 FR 34204, June 23, 1993]


§ 704.13 Compliance and enforcement.

Violators of the requirements of this part may be subject to civil administrative penalties up to $25,000 per day of violation or criminal prosecution, as provided in sections 15 and 16 of TSCA. In addition, under section 17, EPA may seek judicial relief to compel submission of required information.


[53 FR 51717, Dec. 22, 1989]


Subpart B – Chemical-Specific Reporting and Recordkeeping Rules

§ 704.20 Chemical substances manufactured or processed at the nanoscale.

(a) Definitions. For purposes of this section the terms below are defined as follows:


An agglomerate is a collection of weakly bound particles or aggregates or mixtures of the two where the resulting external surface area is similar to the sum of the surface areas of the individual components.


An aggregate is a particle comprising strongly bonded or fused particles where the resulting external surface area may be significantly smaller than the sum of calculated surface areas of the individual components.


Central Data Exchange or CDX means EPA’s centralized electronic submission receiving system.


CISS tool means the Chemical Information Submission System, EPA’s electronic, web-based reporting tool for the completion and submission of data, reports, and other information, or its successors.


Discrete form of a reportable chemical substance differs from another form of the same reportable chemical substance in one or more of the following 3 characteristics:


(i) The change in the reportable chemical substance is due to all of the following:


(A) There is a change in process to effect a change in size, a change in one or more of the properties of the reportable chemical substances identified in paragraph (i)(C) of this definition, or both;


(B) There is a size variation in the mean particle size that is greater than 7 times the standard deviation of the mean particle size (± 7 times the standard deviation); and


(C) There is a change in at least one of the following properties: Zeta potential, specific surface area, dispersion stability, or surface reactivity, that is greater than 7 times the standard deviation of the measured value (± 7 times the standard deviation).


(ii) The reportable chemical substance has a different morphology. Examples of morphologies include but are not limited to sphere, rod, ellipsoid, cylinder, needle, wire, fiber, cage, hollow shell, tree, flower, ring, torus, cone, and sheet.


(iii) A reportable chemical substance that is coated with another chemical substance or mixture at the end of manufacturing or processing has a coating that consists of a different chemical substance or mixture.


Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program was a program conducted by EPA from January 2008 to December 2009 under which some nanoscale material manufacturers and processors voluntarily provided EPA available information on engineered nanoscale materials that were manufactured, processed or used.


Particle is a minute piece of matter with defined physical boundaries.


Primary particles are particles or droplets that form during manufacture of a chemical substance before aggregation or agglomerization occurs.


Reportable chemical substance is a chemical substance as defined in section 3 of TSCA that is solid at 25 °C and standard atmospheric pressure, that is manufactured or processed in a form where any particles, including aggregates and agglomerates, are in the size range of 1-100 nm in at least one dimension, and that is manufactured or processed to exhibit unique and novel properties because of its size. A reportable chemical substance does not include a chemical substance that is manufactured or processed in a form where less than 1% of any particles, including aggregates, and agglomerates, measured by weight are in the size range of 1-100 nm.


Small manufacturer or processor means any manufacturer or processor whose total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company (if any), are less than $11 million. The definition of small manufacturer in section 704.3 of this title does not apply to reporting under this section (40 CFR 704.20).


Specific surface area means the ratio of the area of the surface of the reportable chemical substance to its mass or volume. Specific surface area by mass is the ratio of the area of the surface of a nanoscale material divided by the mass (m
2/kg) and the specific surface area by volume is the area of the surface of the reportable chemical substance divided by its volume m
2/m
3.


Surface reactivity means the reactivity at the surface of a reportable chemical substance. It is dependent upon factors such as redox potential, which is a measure of the tendency of a substance to lose or acquire electrons, photocatalytic activity, including the potential to generate free radicals.


Unique and novel properties means any size-dependent properties that vary from those associated with other forms or sizes of the same chemical substance, and such properties are a reason that the chemical substance is manufactured or processed in that form or size.


Zeta potential is the electrostatic potential near the particle surface.


(b) Persons who must report. (1) Persons who can reasonably ascertain that they are manufacturers and processors of a discrete form of a reportable chemical substance during the three years prior to the final effective date of the rule must report except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section.


(2) Persons who can reasonably ascertain that they propose to manufacture or process a discrete form of a reportable chemical substance after the final effective date of the rule which was not reported under paragraph (b)(1) of this section must report except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section.


(c) When reporting is not required. (1) The following chemical substances are not subject to reporting under this section:


(i) Chemical substances formed at the nanoscale as part of a film on a surface.


(ii) DNA.


(iii) RNA.


(iv) Proteins.


(v) Enzymes.


(vi) Lipids.


(vii) Carbohydrates.


(viii) Peptides.


(ix) Liposomes.


(x) Antibodies.


(xi) Viruses.


(xii) Microorganisms.


(xiii) Chemical substances which dissociate completely in water to form ions that are smaller than 1 nanometer.


(xiv) Chemical substances that are not on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory at the time reporting would otherwise be required under this section.


(2) Persons who submitted a notice under 40 CFR parts 720, 721, or 723 for a reportable chemical substance on or after January 1, 2005 are not required to submit a report for the reportable chemical substance submitted except where the person manufactures or processes a discrete form of the reportable chemical substance.


(3) Section 704.5(a) through (e) apply to reporting under this section. Small manufacturers and processors as defined in paragraph (a) of this section are exempt from reporting under this section.


(4) Persons who submitted some or all of the required information for a reportable chemical substance as part of the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program are not required to report the information previously submitted except where the person manufactures or processes a discrete form of the reportable chemical substance.


(d) What information to report. The following information must be reported for each discrete form of a reportable chemical substance to the extent that it is known to or reasonably ascertainable by the person reporting:


(1) The common or trade name, the specific chemical identity including the correct Chemical Abstracts (CA) Index Name and available Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number, and the molecular structure of each chemical substance or mixture. Information must be reported as specified in § 720.45.


(2) Material characteristics including particle size, morphology, and surface modifications.


(3) Physical/chemical properties.


(4) The maximum weight percentage of impurities and byproducts resulting from the manufacture, processing, use, or disposal of each chemical substance.


(5)(i) Persons described in paragraph (b)(1) of this section must report the annual production volume for the previous three years before the effective date of the final rule and an estimate of the maximum production volume for any consecutive 12-month period during the next two years of production after the final effective date of this rule.


(ii) Persons described in paragraph (b)(2) of this section must report the estimated maximum 12 month production volume and the estimated maximum production volume for any consecutive 12 month period during the first three years of production.


(iii) Estimates for paragraphs (d)(5)(i) and (ii) of this section must be on 100% chemical basis of the discrete form of the solid nanoscale material.


(6) Use information describing the category of each use by function and application, estimates of the amount manufactured or processed for each category of use, and estimates of the percentage in the formulation for each use.


(7) Detailed information on methods of manufacturing or processing.


(8) Exposure information with estimates of the number of individuals exposed in their places of employment, descriptions and duration of the occupational tasks that cause such exposure, descriptions and estimates of any general population or consumer exposures.


(9) Release information with estimates of the amounts released, descriptions and duration of the activities that cause such releases, and whether releases are directly to the environment or to control technology.


(10) Risk management practices describing protective equipment for individuals, engineering controls, control technologies used, any hazard warning statement, label, safety data sheet, customer training, or other information which is provided to any person who is reasonably likely to be exposed to this substance regarding protective equipment or practices for the safe handing, transport, use, or disposal of the substance.


(11) Existing information concerning the environmental and health effects.


(e) How to report. You must use CDX and the CISS tool to complete and submit the information required under this part to EPA electronically.


(1) Reporting form. You must complete EPA Form No. 7710-xx, TSCA § 8(a) Reporting for Nanoscale Materials: Information Submission Form.


(2) Electronic submission. You must submit the required information to EPA electronically via CDX and using the CISS tool.


(i) To access the CDX portal, go to https://cdx.epa.gov.


(ii) The CISS tool is accessible in CDX.


(f) When to report. (1) Persons specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section must report the information specified in paragraph (d) of this section within one year after the final effective date of the rule.


(2) Persons specified in paragraph (b)(2) of this section must report the information specified in paragraph (d) of this section at least 135 days before commencing manufacture or processing of a discrete form of the reportable chemical substance, except where the person has not formed an intent to manufacture or process that discrete form at least 135 days before commencing such manufacture or processing, in which case the information must be filed within 30 days of the formation of such an intent.


(g) Recordkeeping. Any person subject to the reporting requirements of this section is subject to the recordkeeping requirements in § 704.11(a) and (b).


(h) Confidential business information. (1) Persons submitting a notice under this rule are subject to the requirements for confidential business information claims in § 704.7(a) through (c).


(2) In submitting a claim of confidentiality, a person attests to the truth of the following four statements concerning all information which is claimed confidential:


(i) My company has taken measures to protect the confidentiality of the information,


(ii) I have determined that the information is not required to be disclosed or otherwise made available to the public under any other Federal law.


(iii) I have a reasonable basis to conclude that disclosure of the information is likely to cause substantial harm to the competitive position of the person.


(iv) I have a reasonable basis to believe that the information is not readily discoverable through reverse engineering.


[82 FR 3653, Jan. 12, 2017]


§ 704.25 11-Aminoundecanoic acid.

(a) Definitions – (1) 11-AA means the chemical substance 11-aminoundecanoic acid, CAS Number 2432-99-7.


(2) Enclosed process means a process that is designed and operated so that there is no intentional release of any substance present in the process. A process with fugitive, inadvertent, or emergency pressure relief releases remains an enclosed process so long as measures are taken to prevent worker exposure to an environmental contamination from the releases.


(3) Internal subunit means a subunit that is covalently linked to at least two other subunits. Internal subunits of polymer molecules are chemically derived from monomer molecules that have formed covalent links between two or more other molecules.


(4) Monomer means a chemical substance that has the capacity to form links between two or more other molecules.


(5) Polymer means a chemical substance that consists of at least a simple weight majority of polymer molecules but consists of less than a simple weight majority of molecules with the same molecular weight. Collectively, such polymer molecules must be distributed over a range of molecular weights wherein differences in molecular weight are primarily attributable to differences in the number of internal subunits.


(6) Polymer molecule means a molecule which includes at least four covalently linked subunits, at least two of which are internal subunits.


(7) Small processor means a processor that meets either the standard in paragraph (a)(7)(i) of this section or the standard in paragraph (a)(7)(ii) of this section.


(i) First standard. A processor of a chemical substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company, if any, are less than $40 million. However, if the annual processing volume of a particular chemical substance at any individual site owned or controlled by the processor is greater than 45,400 kilograms (100,000 pounds), the processor shall not qualify as small for purposes of reporting on the processing of that chemical substance at that site, unless the processor qualifies as small under paragraph (a)(7)(ii) of this section.


(ii) Second standard. A processor of a chemical substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company (if any), are less than $4 million, regardless of the quantity of the particular chemical substance processed by that company.


(iii) Inflation index. EPA will use the Inflation Index described in the definition of small manufacturer set forth in § 704.3, for purposes of adjusting the total annual sales values of this small processor definition. EPA will provide notice in the Federal Register when changing the total annual sales values of this definition.


(8) Subunit means an atom or group of associated atoms chemically derived from corresponding reactants.


(b) Persons who must report. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, the following persons are subject to this section:


(1) Persons who manufacture or propose to manufacture 11-AA:


(i) For use as an intermediate in the manufacture of polymers in an enclosed process when it is expected that the 11-AA will be fully polymerized during the manufacturing process, or


(ii) For use as a component in photoprocessing solutions.


(2) Persons who import or propose to import 11-AA:


(i) For use as an intermediate in the manufacture of polymers in an enclosed process when it is expected that the 11-AA will be fully polymerized during the manufacturing process, or


(ii) For use as a component in photoprocessing solutions.


(3) Persons who process or propose to process 11-AA:


(i) For use as an intermediate in the manufacture of polymers in an enclosed process when it is expected that the 11-AA will be fully polymerized during the manufacturing process, or


(ii) For use as a component in photoprocessing solutions.


(c) Persons not subject to this section. The following persons are not subject to this section:


(1) Small manufacturers (includes importers) as described in § 704.3.


(2) Small processors.


(3) Persons described in § 704.5.


(4) Persons who, at any time during the 3-year period ending July 22, 1986, manufactured, imported, or processed 11-AA:


(i) For use as an intermediate in the manufacture of polymers in an enclosed process when it is expected that the 11-AA will be fully polymerized during the manufacturing process, or


(ii) For use as a component in photoprocessing solutions.


(d) What information to report. Persons identified in paragraph (b) of this section must submit a Premanufacture Notice Form (EPA Form 7710-25).


(e) When to report. (1) Persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process 11-AA for use as an intermediate in the manufacture of polymers in an enclosed process when it is expected that the 11-AA will be fully polymerized during the manufacturing process or for use as a component in photoprocessing solutions must notify EPA within 30 days after making a firm management decision to commit financial resources for the manufacturing, importing, or processing of 11-AA.


(2) Persons who initiated manufacturing, importing, or processing of 11-AA for use as an intermediate in the manufacture of polymers in an enclosed process when it is expected that the 11-AA will be fully polymerized during the manufacturing process, or for use as a component in photoprocessing solutions during the time period between July 22, 1986 and July 13, 1987 must notify EPA by August 10, 1987.


(f) Recordkeeping. Persons subject to the reporting requirements of this section must retain documentation of information contained in their reports for a period of 5 years from the date of submission of the report.


(g) Where to send reports. Reports must be submitted by certified mail to the Document Control Office (DCO) (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001, ATTN: 11-AA Notification.


[52 FR 19864, May 28, 1987, as amended at 60 FR 16308, Mar. 29, 1995; 60 FR 34463, July 3, 1995; 71 FR 33641, June 12, 2006]


§ 704.33 P-tert-butylbenzoic acid (P-TBBA), p-tert-butyltoluene (P-TBT) and p-tert-butylbenzaldehyde (P-TBB).

(a) Definitions – (1) P-TBBA means the substance p-tert-butylbenzoic acid, also identified as 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)benzoic acid, CAS No. 98-73-7.


(2) P-TBT means the substance p-tert-butyltoluene, also identified as 1-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methylbenzene, CAS No. 98-51-1.


(3) P-TBB means the substance p-tert-butylbenzaldehyde, also identified as 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)benzaldehyde, CAS No. 939-97-9.


(4) Small processor means a processor that meets either the standard in paragraph (a)(4)(i) of this section or the standard in paragraph (a)(4)(ii) of this section.


(i) First standard. A processor of a chemical substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company, if any, are less than $40 million. However, if the annual processing volume of a particular chemical substance at any individual site owned or controlled by the processor is greater than 45,400 kilograms (100,000 pounds), the processor shall not qualify as small for purposes of reporting on the processing of that chemical substance at that site, unless the processor qualifies as small under paragraph (a)(1)(ii) of this section.


(ii) Second standard. A processor of a chemical substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company (if any), are less than $4 million, regardless of the quantity of the particular chemical substance processed by that company.


(iii) Inflation index. EPA shall use the Inflation Index described in the definition of small manufacturer that is set forth in § 704.3, for purposes of adjusting the total annual sales values of this small processor definition. EPA shall provide Federal Register notification when changing the total annual sales values of this definition.


(b) Persons who must report. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, the following persons are subject to the reporting requirements of this rule; a person may become subject to this rule more than once, for more than one substance or under more than one of the criteria listed in this paragraph (b).


(1) Persons who manufactured, imported, or processed P-TBBA, P-TBT, and/or P-TBB for commercial purposes during the person’s latest complete corporate fiscal year prior to June 25, 1986. For purposes of this provision, processors of P-TBBA, P-TBT, and/or P-TBB shall include only those persons who processed the substances other than as non-isolated intermediates.


(2) Persons who commence manufacture or importation of P-TBBA, P-TBT, and/or P-TBB for commercial purposes after June 25, 1986. This provision is applicable to persons who cease manufacture or importation of P-TBBA, P-TBT, and/or P-TBB after June 25, 1986 and then subsequently resume manufacture or importation of the substance(s).


(3) Persons who process P-TBBA, P-TBT, and/or P-TBB for commercial purposes in any way other than as a non-isolated intermediate after June 25, 1986.


(c) Persons not subject to this rule. In addition to the persons described in § 704.5, small processors, as defined in paragraph (a)(4) of this section, are not subject to this rule.


(d) Information to report. Persons subject to this rule as described in paragraph (b) of this section shall report information to EPA as specified in this paragraph (d). Respondents to this rule shall report all information that is known to or reasonably ascertainable by the person reporting. For purposes of importer reporting under this paragraph, a site is the operating unit within the person’s organization which is directly responsible for importing the substance and which controls the import transaction. The import site may in some cases be the organization’s headquarters office in the United States.


(1) All manufacturers, importers, and processors specified in paragraph (b) of this section shall report their name and headquarters address.


(2) All manufacturers, importers, and processors specified in paragraph (b) of this section shall report the name, address, and office telephone number (including area code) of their principal technical contact.


(3) All manufacturers, importers, and processors specified in paragraph (b) of this section shall report the name and address of each site where P-TBBA, P-TBT, and/or P-TBB is manufactured, imported, or processed.


(4) All manufacturers, importers, and processors specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section only shall report the information described in this paragraph (d)(4). Respondents to this paragraph (d)(4) shall report separately for each substance that they manufacture, import, or process, and for each site at which they do so. However, if the information to be reported in response to this paragraph (d)(4) is the same for different sites, the respondent need not report separately for each site but need only notify EPA that the information is the same for each site. The information to be reported under this paragraph (d)(4) shall cover the respondent’s latest complete corporate fiscal year prior to June 25, 1986. Respondents to this paragraph (d)(4) shall report the following information:


(i) The total quantity (by weight) of P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB manufactured, imported, or processed for commercial purposes per site.


(ii) A narrative description of the manufacturing, importing, or processing operation(s) involving P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB at each site.


(iii) A narrative description of worker activities involving P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB at each site, including the number of workers potentially exposed to each substance and, if applicable, the number of workers potentially exposed to more than one substance.


(iv) The potential routes of worker exposure to P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB at each site (e.g., inhalation, ingestion, dermal absorption).


(v) Available monitoring data from employee breathing zones with potential exposure to P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB at each site, including a description of the method of monitoring, the number of samples taken, and the potential number of workers similarly exposed for each worker job category. Respondents to this paragraph (d)(4)(v) shall submit data showing a range of 8-hour time weighted averages (TWAs), provided that the data are available in that form. Respondents also shall submit a calculated geometric mean of these data, with an explanation of the method by which the mean was derived. However, if the monitoring data are not available in the form of 8-hour TWAs, respondents shall submit raw sample data results and the duration time of sampling for each job category.


(vi) A narrative description of any personal protective equipment and/or engineering controls used to prevent exposure to P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB at each site.


(vii) A listing of the estimated quantities of P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB released directly into air, water, or land from each site.


(viii) A narrative description of the times during the manufacturing, importing, or processing operations involving P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB when environmental release occurs at each site.


(ix) A narrative description of any engineering controls used to prevent environmental release of P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB at each site.


(x) A narrative description of all known end uses of any P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB that is manufactured, imported, or processed by the respondent. The narrative need not include customer identity.


(xi) A narrative description of the methods used at each site for disposing of wastes generated during the manufacture, importation, or processing of P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB, including the quantity and content of such wastes (per site), the method of disposal, and an identification of the disposal site(s).


(5) All manufactureres, importers, and processors specified in paragraph (b) of this section shall report the information described in this paragraph (d)(5). Respondents to this paragraph (d)(5) shall report separately for each substance that they intend to manufacture, import, or process during the first 2 years following the date on which they become subject to this rule. The data reported under this paragraph (d)(5) shall cover that 2-year period. Respondents to this paragraph (d)(5) shall report separately for each site at which they intend to manufacture, import, or process each substance. Respondents need not comply with this paragraph (d)(5) if the information to be reported is identical to that reported by the respondent under paragraph (d)(4) of this section, provided that the respondent makes note of that fact to EPA. Respondents to this paragraph (d)(5) shall report the following information:


(i) An estimate of the total quantity (by weight) of P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB that the respondent intends to manufacture, import, or process for commercial purposes per site during each of the first 2 years following the date on which the respondent becomes subject to this rule.


(ii) A narrative description of the intended manufacturing, importing, or processing activities involving P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB at each site during the first 2 years following the date on which the respondent becomes subject to this rule. The description shall include a summary of the intended manufacturing, importing, or processing operation(s); a summary of intended worker activities involving the substances, including an estimate of the number of persons anticipated to be exposed annually to P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB (per site) during the 2-year period, the anticipated routes of worker exposure to the substances (e.g., inhalation, ingestion, dermal absorption); and a summary of any personal protective equipment and/or engineering controls that the respondent intends to use to prevent exposure to the substances.


(iii) A narrative description of anticipated environmental releases of P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB at each site from the manufacture, importation, or processing of these substances during the first 2 years following the date on which the respondent becomes subject to this rule. The narrative shall include the anticipated quantities of each substance released directly into air, water, or land, the anticipated routes of environmental release, and any intended engineering controls to be used to prevent environmental release of the substances.


(iv) A narrative description of all anticipated end uses or P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB resulting from the respondent’s manufacture, importation, or processing of the substances during the first 2 years following the date on which the respondent becomes subject to this rule. The summary need not include customer identity.


(v) A narrative summary of the anticipated disposal of wastes generated from the manufacture, importation, or processing of P-TBBA, P-TBT, or P-TBB during the first 2 years following the date on which the respondent becomes subject to this rule. The summary shall include the anticipated quantity and content of such wastes (per site), the intended method of disposal, and an identification of intended disposal site(s).


(e) When to report. Persons subject to this rule must submit the requisite information to EPA within 60 days of becoming subject to the rule under the standards set forth in paragraph (b) of this section.


(f) Certification. Persons subject to this rule must attach the following statement to any information submitted to EPA in response to this rule: “I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the attached information is complete and accurate.” This statement shall be signed and dated by the company’s principal technical contact.


(g) Recordkeeping. Persons subject to the reporting requirements of this section must retain documentation of information contained in their reports for a period of 5 years from the date of the submission of the report.


[51 FR 17339, May 12, 1986; 51 FR 18323, May 19, 1986, as amended at 52 FR 20083, May 29, 1987; 58 FR 34204, June 23, 1993]


§ 704.43 Chlorinated naphthalenes.

(a) Definitions – (1) Extent of chlorination means the percent by weight of chlorine.


(2) Import means to import in bulk form or as part of a mixture.


(3) Isomeric ratio means the relative amounts of each isomeric chlorinated naphthalene that composes the chemical substance; and for each isomer the relative amounts of each chlorinated naphthalene designated by the position of the chlorine atom(s) on the naphthalene.


(4) Polychlorinated biphenyl means any chemical substance that is limited to the biphenyl molecule and that has been chlorinated to varying degrees.


(5) Small manufacturer means a manufacturer (including importers) who meets either paragraph (a)(5) (i) or (ii) of this section:


(i) A manufacturer of a chemical substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company (if any), are less than $40 million. However, if the annual production volume of a particular chemical substance at any individual site owned or controlled by the manufacturer is greater than 45,400 kilograms (100,000 pounds), the manufacturer shall not qualify as small for purposes of reporting on the production of that chemical substance at that site, unless the manufacturer qualifies as small under paragraph (a)(5)(ii) of this section.


(ii) A manufacturer of a chemical substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company (if any), are less than $4 million, regardless of the quantity of the particular chemical substance produced by that manufacturer.


(iii) For imported mixtures containing a chemical substance identified in paragraph (b) of this section, the 45,400 kilograms (100,000 pounds) standard in paragraph (a)(5)(i) of this section applies only to the amount of the chemical substance in a mixture and not the other components of the mixture.


(6) Waste means any solid liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material that results from the production of a chemical substance identified in paragraph (b) of this section and which is to be disposed.


(b) Substances for which reports must be submitted.


CAS registry number
Chemical substance
90-13-1Naphthalene, 1-chloro-
91-58-7Naphthalene, 2-chloro-
1321-64-8Naphthalene, pentachloro-
1321-65-9Naphthalene, trichloro-
1335-87-1Naphthalene, hexachloro-
1335-88-2Naphthalene, tetrachloro-
1825-30-5Naphthalene, 1,5-dichloro-
1825-31-6Naphthalene, 1,4-dichloro-
2050-69-3Naphthalene, 1,2-dichloro-
2050-72-8Naphthalene, 1,6-dichloro-
2050-73-9Naphthalene, 1,7-dichloro-
2050-74-0Naphthalene, 1,8-dichloro-
2050-75-1Naphthalene, 2,3-dichloro-
2065-70-5Naphthalene, 2,6-dichloro-
2198-75-6Naphthalene, 1,3-dichloro-
2198-77-8Naphthalene, 2,7-dichloro-
2234-13-1Naphthalene, octachloro-
25586-43-0Naphthalene, chloro-
32241-08-0Naphthalene, heptachloro-
70776-03-3Naphthalene, chloro derivatives.

(c) Persons who must report. (1) Persons who are manufacturing or importing a chemical substance identified in paragraph (b) of this section on October 8, 1984.


(2) Persons who propose to import a chemical substance identified in paragraph (b) of this section on or after October 8, 1984.


(3) Persons who manufacture a chemical substance identified in paragraph (b) of this section after October 8, 1984.


(4) A person is required to report only once for each chemical substance identified in paragraph (b) of this section.


(d) Persons exempt from reporting. (1) Small manufacturers.


(2) Persons described in § 704.5.


(e) What information to report. Persons described in paragraph (c) of this section must notify EPA of current or prospective manufacture or import. The notice must include, to the extent that it is known to or reasonably ascertainable by the person making the report, the following information:


(1) Company name and address.


(2) Name, address, and telephone number of the principal technical contact.


(3) For chemical substances proposed to be imported, the proposed date of import.


(4) A description of the use(s) or intended use(s) for the chemical substance.


(5) A description of the isomeric ratio and extent of chlorination of the chemical substance and the impurity level of polychlorinated biphenyls.


(6) The quantity (by weight) manufactured or imported within 12 months prior to October 8, 1984, if any, and the estimated quantity (by weight) to be manufactured or imported for the first 3 years following the date of the report or the date of the intended start of import whichever occurs later.


(7) The number of persons exposed to the chemical substance during manufacture, import, processing, distribution in commerce, use, and disposal.


(8) If a manufacturer’s waste contains one or more of the chemical substances identified in paragraph (b) of this section, the manufacturer must:


(i) Provide the quantity (by weight) of the chemical substances identified in paragraph (b) of this section present in the waste.


(ii) Identify the constituents of the waste and their concentrations,


(iii) State the rate of waste generation as a percentage of production volume,


(iv) Describe where in the manufacturing process the waste is generated, and


(v) Describe the method for disposal of the waste.


(f) When to report. (1) Persons who are manufacturing or importing a chemical substance identified in paragraph (b) of this section on October 8, 1984 must notify EPA by November 6, 1984.


(2) Persons who propose to import a chemical substance identified in paragraph (b) of this section on or after October 8, 1984 must notify EPA by November 6, 1984, or 15 days after making the management decision described in § 704.3, whichever is later in time.


(3) Persons who manufacture a chemical substance identified in paragraph (b) of this section after October 8, 1984 must notify EPA within 30 days after the initial date of manufacture.


[49 FR 33653, Aug. 24, 1984; 49 FR 45133, Nov. 15, 1984; 50 FR 1215, Jan. 10, 1985; 51 FR 19839, June 3, 1986; 52 FR 20083, May 29, 1987. Redesignated at 53 FR 51717, Dec. 22, 1988]


§ 704.45 Chlorinated terphenyl.

(a) Definitions – (1) Chlorinated terphenyl means a chemical substance, CAS No. 61788-33-6, comprised of chlorinated ortho-, meta-, and paraterphenyl.


(2) Extent of chlorination means the percent by weight of chlorine for each isomer (ortho, meta, and para).


(3) Isomeric ratio means the ratios of ortho-, meta-, and parachlorinated terphenyls.


(4) Polychlorinated biphenyl means any chemical substance that is limited to the biphenyl molecule that has been chlorinated to varying degrees.


(5) Small manufacturer means a manufacturer (importers are defined as manufacturers under TSCA) who meets either of the following standards under this rule:


(i) First standard. A manufacturer of an existing chemical substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company (if any), are less than $40 million. However, if the annual production volume of a particular chemical substance at any individual site owned or controlled by the manufacturer is greater than 45,400 kilograms (100,000 pounds), the manufacturer shall not qualify as small for purposes of reporting on the production of that chemical substance at the site, unless the manufacturer qualified as small under paragraph (a)(5)(ii) of this section.


(ii) Second standard. A manufacturer of an existing chemical substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company (if any), are less than $4 million, regardless of the quantity of chemicals produced by that manufacturer.


(b) Persons who must report. Except for small manufacturers and as provided in § 704.5, the following persons are subject to the rule:


(1) Persons who manufacture or propose to manufacture chlorinated terphenyl.


(2) Persons who import (importers) or propose to import chlorinated terphenyl as a chemical substance in bulk or as part of a mixture.


(c) What information to report. Persons subject to this rule as described in paragraph (b) of this section must notify EPA of current or proposed manufacture or import of chlorinated terphenyl. The notice must include, to the extent that it is known to the person making the report or is reasonably ascertainable, the following information:


(1) Company name and address.


(2) Name, address, and telephone number of principal technical contact.


(3) A description of the use(s) or intended use(s) for chlorinated terphenyl.


(4) A description of the isomeric ratio and extent of chlorination of the chlorinated terphenyl and the impurity level of polychlorinated biphenyls.


(5) The quantity (by weight) manufactured or imported within 12 months prior to the effective date of the rule, if any, and the estimated quantity (by weight) to be manufactured or imported for the first three years following the date of the report or the date of the intended start of production, whichever occurs later.


(6) The proposed date for the initiation of manufacturing or importation of chlorinated terphenyl, if appropriate.


(d) When to report. Persons who are manufacturing or importing chlorinated terphenyl on the effective date of the rule must notify EPA within 30 days of the effective date of the rule. Persons who propose to manufacture or import chlorinated terphenyl must notify EPA within 15 days after making the management decision described in § 704.3 “Proposed to manufacture or import”.


[49 FR 11184, Mar. 26, 1984, as amended at 49 FR 32068, Aug. 10, 1984; 50 FR 2048, Jan. 15, 1985; 52 FR 20083, May 29, 1987. Redesignated at 53 FR 51717, Dec. 22, 1988; 58 FR 34204, June 23, 1993]


§ 704.95 Phosphonic acid, [1,2-ethanediyl-bis[nitrilobis-(methylene)]]tetrakis- (EDTMPA) and its salts.

(a) Substances for which reporting is required. The chemical substances for which reporting is required under this section are:


CAS No.
Chemical name
1429-50-1Phosphonic acid, [1,2-ethanediyl-bis[nitrilobis (methylene)]] tetrakis- (EDTMPA)
15142-96-8Phosphonic acid, [1,2-ethanediyl-bis[nitrilobis(methylene)]] tetrakis-, hexasodium salt
34274-30-1Phosphonic acid, [1,2-ethanediyl-bis[nitrilobis(methylene)]] tetrakis-, potassium salt
57011-27-5Phosphonic acid, [1,2-ethanediyl-bis[nitrilobis (methylene)]] tetrakis-, ammonium salt
67924-23-6Cobaltate (6-), [[[1,2-ethanediylbis [nitrilobis (methylene)]] tetrakis-[phosphonato]] (8-)]-, pentapotassium hydrogen, (OC-6-21)-
67969-67-9Cobaltate (6-), [[[1,2-ethanediylbis [nitrilobis (methylene)]] tetrakis- [phosphonato]] (8-)-N,N′,O,O″,O″″,O″″″]-, pentasodium hydrogen, (OC-6-21)-
67989-89-3Cuprate (6-), [[[1,2-ethanediylbis [nitrilobis (methylene)]] tetrakis- [phosphonato]] (8-)]-, pentapotassium hydrogen, (OC-6-21)-
68025-39-8Cobaltate (6-), [[[1,2-ethanediylbis [nitrilobis (methylene)]] tetrakis- [phosphonato]] (6-)-N,N′,O,O″,O″″,O″″″]-, pentaammonium hydrogen, (OC-6-21)-
68188-96-5Phosphonic acid, [1,2-ethanediylbis [nitrilobis (methylene)]] tetrakis-, tetrapotassium salt
68309-98-8Cadmate (6-), [[[1,2-ethanediylbis [nitrilobis (methylene)]] tetrakis- [phosphonato]] (8-)]-, pentapotassium hydrogen, (OC-6-21)-
68901-17-7Phosphonic acid, [1,2-ethanediylbis [nitrilobis (methylene)]] tetrakis-, octaammonium salt
68958-86-1Nickelate (6-), [[[1,2-ethanediylbis [nitrilobis (methylene)]] tetrakis- [phosphonato]] (8-)]-, pentaammonium hydrogen, (OC-6-21)-
68958-87-2Nickelate (6-), [[[1,2-ethanediylbis [nitrilobis (methylene)]] tetrakis- [phosphonato]] (8-)]-, pentapotassium hydrogen, (OC-6-21)-
68958-88-3Nickelate (6-), [[[1,2-ethanediylbis [nitrilobis (methylene)]] tetrakis [phosphonato]] (8-)]-, pentasodium hydrogen, (OC-6-21)-

(b) Persons who must report. Unless exempt as provided in § 704.5, reports must be submitted by:


(1) Persons who manufacture or import any of the substances identified in paragraph (a) of this section.


(2) Persons who propose to manufacture or propose to import any of the substances identified in paragraph (a) of this section. For the purposes of importer reporting under this section, an import site is the operating unit within the person’s organization which is directly responsible for importing the substance and which controls the import transaction; the import site may in some cases be the organization’s headquarters office in the United States.


(c) What information to report. Persons identified in paragraph (b) of this section must report to EPA, for each of the substances identified in paragraph (a) of this section, the following information to the extent known to or reasonably ascertainable by them.


(1) Initial Report:


(i) Name and Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number of the substance for which the report is submitted.


(ii) Company name and headquarters address.


(iii) Name, address, and telephone number of the principal technical contact.


(iv) The total quantity (by weight in pounds) of the substance manufactured or imported for the person’s most recently completed corporate fiscal year.


(v) A description of the commercial uses of the substance during the person’s most recently completed corporate fiscal year, including the production volume for each use.


(vi) The estimated quantity (by weight in pounds) of the substance proposed to be manufactured or imported in the person’s current corporate fiscal year.


(vii) A description of the intended commercial uses of the substance during the person’s current corporate fiscal year, including the estimated production volume for each use.


(2) Follow-up Report:


(i) Name and Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number of the substance for which the report is submitted.


(ii) Company name and headquarters address.


(iii) Name, address, and telephone number of the principal technical contact.


(iv) The estimated quantity (by weight in pounds) of the substance proposed to be manufactured or imported in the person’s current corporate fiscal year.


(v) A description of the intended commercial uses of the substance during the person’s current corporate fiscal year, including the estimated production volume for each use.


(d) When to report. (1) Persons specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section who are manufacturing or importing the substance as of December 5, 1988 must submit an initial report described in paragraph (c)(1) of this section by January 3, 1989.


(2) Persons specified in paragraph (b)(2) of this section must submit an initial report within 30 days after making the management decision described in § 704.3 or by January 3, 1989, whichever is later.


(3) Persons specified in paragraph (b) of this section, who submitted a report described in paragraph (c)(1) of this section, must submit a follow-up report described in paragraph (c)(2) of this section within 30 days of making the management decision, described at § 704.3, to do either of the following events:


(i) Manufacture or import the substance in a quantity 50 percent greater than the quantity reported in the most recently submitted report.


(ii) Manufacture or import the substance for a use not reported for that substance in any previous report.


(e) Certification. Persons subject to this section must attach the following statement to any information submitted to EPA in response to this section: “I hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the attached information is complete and accurate.” This statement must be signed and dated by the company’s principal technical contact.


(f) Recordkeeping. Persons subject to the reporting requirements of this section must retain documentation of information contained in their reports for a period of 5 years from the date of the submission of the report.


[53 FR 41337, Oct. 21, 1988, as amended at 58 FR 34204, June 23, 1993]


§ 704.102 Hexachloronorbornadiene.

(a) Definitions – (1) Endrin means the pesticide 2,7:3,6-Dimethanonaphth[2,3-b]oxirene,3,4,5,6,9,9-hexachloro-1a,2,2a,3,6,6a,7,7a-octahydro-, (1aalpha, 2beta, 2abeta, 3alpha, 6alpha, 6abeta, 7beta, 7aalpha)-, CAS Number 72-20-8.


(2) HEX-BCH means the chemical substance 1,2,3,4,7,7-hexachloronorbornadiene, CAS Number 3389-71-7.


(3) Isodrin means the pesticide 1,4:5,8-Dimethanonaphthalene,1,2,3,4,10,10-hexacholoro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-, (1alpha, 4alpha, 4abeta, 5beta, 8beta, 8abeta)-, CAS Number 465-73-6.


(4) Small business means any manufacturer, importer, or processor who meets either paragraph (a)(4)(i) or (ii) of this section:


(i) A business is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent (if any), are less than $40 million. However, if the annual manufacture, importation, or processing volume of a particular chemical substance at any individual site owned or controlled by the business is greater than 45,400 kilograms (100,000 pounds), the business shall not qualify as small for purposes of reporting on the manufacture, importation, or processing of that chemical substance at that site, unless the business qualifies as small under paragraph (a)(4)(ii) of this section.


(ii) A business is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company (if any), are less than $4 million, regardless of the quantity of the particular chemical substance manufactured, imported, or processed by that business.


(iii) For imported and processed mixtures containing HEX-BCH, the 45,400 kilograms (100,000 pounds) standard in paragraph (a)(4)(i) of this section applies only to the amount of HEX-BCH in a mixture and not the other components of the mixture.


(5) 8-hour time weighted average means the cumulative exposure for an 8-hour work shift computed as follows:





Where:

E is the equivalent exposure for the working shift.

Ci is the concentration (i.e., parts per million) during any period of time (Ti) where the concentration remains constant.

Ti is the duration in hours of the exposure at the concentration Ci.

(6) Year means corporate fiscal year.


(b) Persons who must report. (1) Reports must be submitted by:


(i) Persons who are manufacturing, importing, or processing HEX-BCH for use as an intermediate in the production or isodrin or endrin on or after January 2, 1986; and


(ii) Persons who propose to manufacture, import, or process HEX-BCH for use as an intermediate in the production of isodrin or endrin, on or after January 2, 1986.


(2) Persons described in paragraph (b)(1) of this section who engage or propose to engage in more than one activity (i.e., manufacture and processing) must report the information required in paragraph (d) separately for each activity.


(c) Persons exempt from reporting. (1) Small businesses.


(2) Persons described in § 704.5(a) and (c).


(d) Information to report. (1) Initial reports must include, to the extent that it is known to or reasonably ascertainable by the person reporting, the following information:


(i) Company name and address.


(ii) Name, address, and telephone number of the principal contact.


(iii) Name and address of plant sites where HEX-BCH is or is proposed to be manufactured, imported, or processed, noting for each plant site which activity takes or would take place at each site.


(iv) If applicable, the intended date for initiating the manufacture, import, or processing of HEX-BCH.


(v) If applicable, the actual quantity (by weight) of HEX-BCH manufactured, imported, or processed during the most recently concluded year.


(vi) The estimated quantity (by weight) of HEX-BCH to be manufactured, imported, or processed each year during the first 3 years following the date of the report or the date of the intended start of manufacture, import, or processing, whichever occurs later.


(vii) For each year described in paragraphs (d)(1) (v) and (vi) of this section: the number or expected number of employees exposed to HEX-BCH during the manufacture, import, processing, distribution in commerce, use, and disposal; the routes of exposure; and the 8-hour time weighted average of exposure.


(viii) If employees are exposed or expected to be exposed to HEX-BCH, state for each reported route of exposure, whether personal protective equipment is used or expected to be used, and a description of the personal protective equipment.


(ix) The actual or anticipated quantity, content, method of disposal, and disposal site of any wastes generated or expected to be generated during the manufacture, importation, or processing of HEX-BCH.


(2) Subsequent reports must provide, to the extent known to or reasonably ascertainable by the person reporting, the information in paragraph (d)(1) of this section and a statement explaining why the subsequent report is required.


(e) When to report. (1) Persons who are manufacturing, importing, or processing HEX-BCH on January 2, 1986, must submit an initial report to EPA by February 3, 1986.


(2) Persons who propose to manufacture, import, or process HEX-BCH on or after January 2, 1986, must submit an initial report to EPA by February 3, 1986, or 30 days after making the management decision described in § 704.3 “Propose to manufacture, import, or process,” whichever is later in time.


(3) Persons described in paragraph (b) of this section, who have submitted a report described in paragraph (d) of this section, must submit a subsequent report within 30 days of any of the following events. Based on the most recently submitted report:


(i) The manufacture, importation, or processing of HEX-BCH begins at a plant site different than that reported pursuant to paragraph (d)(1)(iii) of this section.


(ii) The actual quantity (by weight) of HEX-BCH manufactured, imported, or processed in a given year is greater than or equal to 200 percent of the estimated value for that year reported pursuant to paragraph (d)(1)(vi) of this section.


(iii) The total number of employees exposed to HEX-BCH is greater than 130 percent of the projected value reported pursuant to paragraph (d)(1)(vii) of this section.


(iv) The route of exposures to HEX-BCH differs from that reported pursuant to paragraph (d)(1)(vii) of this section.


(v) The actual 8-hour time weighted average exposure for any activity exceeds the projection reported pursuant to paragraph (d)(1)(vii) of this section by more than 100 percent.


(vi) The method of disposal or disposal site reported pursuant to paragraph (d)(1)(ix) of this section has changed.


(vii) Three years have passed since the most recent submission of a report and the person is still engaged in the manufacture, importation, or processing of HEX-BCH.


(f) Certification of review. Each person who submits a report under this section must for 3 years following the submission date of the most recent submission, review their activities at the end of each year to determine whether any reportable event specified in paragraph (e)(3) of this section has occurred. If a review shows that none of these events has occurred, the person is required to certify this fact in writing.


(g) Recordkeeping. Any person subject to the reporting requirements of this section must:


(1) Retain documentation of information contained in their reports. This documentation must be maintained for a period of 3 years from the date of the submission of the report; and


(2) Retain the certification required by paragraph (f) of this section for 3 years from the date of its creation.


[50 FR 47536, Nov. 19, 1985, as amended at 52 FR 20083, May 29, 1987. Redesignated at 53 FR 51717, Dec. 22, 1988; 58 FR 34204, June 23, 1993]


§ 704.104 Hexafluoropropylene oxide.

(a) Definitions. (1) “HFPO” means the chemical substance hexafluoropropylene oxide, CAS Number 428-59-1. [Listed in TSCA Inventory as oxirane, trifluoro(trifluoromethyl)-]


(2) “Enclosed process” means a process that is designed and operated so that there is no intentional release of any substance present in the process. A process with fugitive, inadvertent, or emergency pressure relief releases remains an enclosed process so long as measures are taken to prevent worker exposure to and environmental contamination from the releases.


(3) “Small processor” means a processor that meets either the standard in paragraph (a)(3)(i) of this section or the standard in paragraph (a)(3)(ii) of this section.


(i) First standard. A processor of a chemical substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company, if any, are less than $40 million. However, if the annual processing volume of a particular chemical substance at any individual site owned or controlled by the processor is greater than 45,400 kilograms (100,000 pounds), the processor shall not qualify as small for purposes of reporting on the processing of that chemical substance at that site, unless the processor qualifies as small under paragraph (a)(3)(ii) of this section.


(ii) Second standard. A processor of a chemical substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company (if any), are less than $4 million, regardless of the quantity of the particular chemical substance processed by that company.


(iii) Inflation index. EPA will use the Inflation Index described in the definition of “small manufacturer” that is set forth in § 704.3 for purposes of adjusting the total annual sales values of this small processor definition. EPA will provide Federal Register notification when changing the total annual sales values of this definition.


(b) Persons who must report. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, the following persons are subject to this section:


(1) Persons who manufacture or propose to manufacture HFPO for use as an intermediate in the manufacture of fluorinated substances in an enclosed process.


(2) Persons who import or propose to import HFPO for use as an intermediate in the manufacture of fluorinated substances in an enclosed process.


(3) Persons who process or propose to process HFPO as an intermediate in the manufacture of fluorinated substances in an enclosed process.


(c) Persons not subject to this rule. The following persons are not subject to this rule:


(1) Small processors.


(2) Persons described in § 704.5(a) through (f).


(3) Persons who have already submitted to EPA a completed copy of the Preliminary Assessment Information Manufacturer’s Report (EPA Form 7710-35, as described at § 712.28 of this chapter) for HFPO are not required to report under this section with respect to activities previously reported on.


(d) What information to report. Persons identified in paragraph (b) of this section must submit a Premanufacture Notice Form (EPA Form 7710-25).


(e) When to report. (1) Persons who are manufacturing, importing, or processing, or who propose to manufacture, import, or process HFPO for use as an intermediate in the manufacture of fluorinated substances in an enclosed process as of December 10, 1987, must report by February 8, 1988.


(2) Persons who propose to manufacture, import, or process HFPO for use as an intermediate in the manufacture of fluorinated substances in an enclosed process after December 10, 1987, must report within 30 days after making a firm management decision to commit financial resources for the manufacturing, importing, or processing of HFPO.


(f) Recordkeeping. Persons subject to the reporting requirements of this section must retain documentation of information contained in their reports for a period of 5 years from the date of submission of the reports.


(g) Where to send reports. Reports must be submitted by certified mail to the Document Control Office (DCO) (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001, ATTN: HFPO Reporting.


[52 FR 41299, Oct. 27, 1987, as amended at 58 FR 34204, June 23, 1993; 60 FR 16308, Mar. 29, 1995; 60 FR 31920, June 19, 1995; 60 FR 34463, July 3, 1995; 71 FR 33641, June 12, 2006; 85 FR 31995, May 28, 2020]


§ 704.175 4,4′-methylenebis(2-chloroaniline) (MBOCA).

(a) Substance subject to reporting. The chemical substance 4,4′-methylenebis(2-chloroaniline) (CAS No. 101-14-4) is subject to reporting under this section. The substance also is identified as 4,4′-methylenebis(2-chlorobenzenamine) and MBOCA.


(b) Persons who must report. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, the following persons are subject to this rule.


(1) Persons who propose to manufacture MBOCA in the United States on or after June 2, 1986.


(2) Persons who are manufacturing MBOCA in the United States as of June 2, 1986.


(3) Persons manufacturing MBOCA in the United States on or after June 2, 1986 who propose to change their manner or method of manufacturing the substance from a manner or method of manufacturing that previously was reported under this section.


(c) Persons not subject to this rule. The following persons are exempt from the reporting requirements of this section:


(1) Persons who import MBOCA into the customs territory of the United States and do not otherwise manufacture the substance in the United States.


(2) Persons who complied with the requirements of this section prior to June 2, 1986 and received written notification of compliance from EPA.


(d) What information to report. Persons who are subject to this rule as described in paragraph (b) of this section must report information to EPA by completing the following parts of the notice form contained in appendix A to part 720 of this chapter: Parts I.A., I.B., I.C.1., I.C.3., and II.A.; also, part III as appropriate. Persons subject to the requirements of this section also must submit a narrative description of any processing and packaging of MBOCA that occurs at the manufacturing plant site, including the number of workers potentially exposed to MBOCA during on-site processing and packaging of MBOCA and a description of any personal protective equipment and/or engineering controls that would be used to prevent release of and exposure to MBOCA during on-site processing and packaging. Persons subject to the requirements of this section are not required to submit information on processing or use of MBOCA away from the manufacturing plant site. Respondents to this rule shall report all information that is known to or reasonably ascertainable by the person reporting.


(e) When to report. (1) Persons specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section must report by July 2, 1986 or within 30 days after making a firm management decision to commit financial resources for the manufacture of MBOCA, whichever is later in time.


(2) Persons specified in paragraph (b)(2) of this section must report by July 2, 1986.


(3) Persons specified in paragraph (b)(3) of this section must report within 30 days of making a firm management decision to commit financial resources to change their manner or method of manufacturing the substance from a manner or method of manufacturing that previously was reported under this section.


[51 FR 13223, Apr. 18, 1986, as amended at 52 FR 20083, May 29, 1987; 58 FR 34204, June 23, 1993]


PART 707 – CHEMICAL IMPORTS AND EXPORTS


Authority:15 U.S.C. 2611(b) and 2612.


Source:45 FR 82850, Dec. 16, 1980, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A [Reserved]

Subpart B – General Import Requirements and Restrictions

§ 707.20 Chemical substances import policy.

(a) Scope. (1) This statement addresses the policy of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on importation of chemical substances, mixtures, and articles under section 13 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA; 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.). In particular, it addresses aspects of the regulation promulgated by the United States Customs Service (Customs), Department of the Treasury (19 CFR 12.118 through 12.127, and 127.28 [amended]) to implement section 13 of TSCA, 15 U.S.C. 2612. Section 13 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to refuse entry into the Customs territory of the United States of a chemical substance, mixture, or article if it does not comply with rules in effect under TSCA, or if it is offered for entry in violation of TSCA or rules or orders under TSCA.


(2) In addition to this statement of policy, EPA will continue, as necessary, to address problems associated with imports in rulemaking and other actions under individual sections of TSCA, i.e., sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12. Sections 5, 6, and 7 apply directly to imports subject to the section 13 requirements. Section 12 may apply to export of a shipment that is refused entry under section 13. Importers may have obligations under sections 4 and 8; section 4 and 8 requirements for importers would not apply to individual chemical shipments and thus are not included under section 13 requirements. Interested persons should refer to the records of these individual rulemaking actions for specific information and guidance.


(b) Objectives. (1) TSCA is intended to be comprehensive, and assure protection of health and the environment from unreasonable risks associated with chemicals whether the chemicals are imported or produced domestically. This intent is manifested by the inclusion of importation in the Act’s definition of the term “manufacture”: “[M]anufacture means to import * * *, produce, or manufacture” (15 U.S.C. 2602(7)). Thus, importers are responsible for insuring that chemical importation complies with TSCA just as domestic manufacturers are responsible for insuring that chemical manufacture complies with TSCA.


(2)(i) The section 13 rule requires importers to sign the following statement for each import of chemical substances subject to TSCA: “I certify that all chemical substances in this shipment comply with all applicable rules or orders under TSCA and that I am not offering a chemical substance for entry in violation of TSCA or any applicable rule or order under TSCA.” The certification will document that, in accordance with TSCA, the importer has taken the necessary steps to insure compliance.


(ii) The section 13 rule requires importers of chemicals not subject to TSCA (e.g., pesticides) to certify that compliance with TSCA is not required. Importers must certify this by signing the statement: “I certify that all chemicals in this shipment are not subject to TSCA.” This is appropriate when a chemical import is not clearly identified as a pesticide or other chemical not subject to TSCA.


(3) The United States is involved in a major effort toward international harmonization in the control of chemicals. At such time as international agreement is reached on this issue, EPA would be prepared to modify its policy if necessary. EPA believes that its international harmonization efforts in the control of chemicals will protect health and the environment while fulfilling its obligations under the Trade Agreements Act of 1979.


(c) The section 13 rule – (1) General certification. (i) The rule promulgated under section 13 of TSCA by Customs, in consultation with EPA, implements the requirement of section 13 that chemical substances, mixtures, or articles not in compliance with TSCA, or whose importation is not in compliance with TSCA, shall be denied entry into the customs territory of the United States. The rule requires that importers certify by a statement, on the entry document or invoice, that any shipment of a chemical substance subject to TSCA, imported in bulk or as part of a mixture, complies with TSCA, and that it is not offered for entry in violation of TSCA or any rule or order under TSCA, or that the chemicals imported are not subject to TSCA.


(ii) The certification applies to TSCA sections 5, 6, and 7.


(iii) EPA expects that this certification will be based upon actual knowledge of the importer in most cases. However, EPA realizes that sometimes importers may not have actual knowledge of the chemical composition of imported mixtures. In these cases, the importer should attempt to discover the chemical constituents of the shipment by contacting another party to the transaction (e.g., his principal or the foreign manufacturer). This person may be able to identify the components of the mixture, or at least state that the substances comply with TSCA. The greater the effort an importer makes to learn the identities of the imported substances and their compliance with TSCA, the smaller his chance of committing a violation by importing a noncomplying shipment. If a shipment is ultimately determined to have violated TSCA, the good faith efforts of the importer to verify compliance, as evidenced by documents contained in his files, may obviate or mitigate the assessment of a civil penalty under section 16 of TSCA.


(2) EPA enforcement. (i) EPA and Customs will monitor chemical imports to determine if shipments and their import comply with the certification requirements and the substantive mandates of TSCA. Customs will refuse entry to any shipment until such time as the certification is properly submitted. Customs will also detain a shipment if there are reasonable grounds to believe that such shipment or its import violates TSCA or regulations or orders thereunder. A violative shipment must either be brought into compliance, exported, destroyed, or voluntarily abandoned within the time periods prescribed in 19 CFR 12.124 of the section 13 rule.


(ii) When EPA determines that a shipment should be detained, EPA will identify the reasons for the detention and the necessary actions for an importer to bring the shipment into compliance with TSCA. If EPA has given this information to Customs before the district director issues the detention notice, the information will become part of the detention notice. The importer should contact one of the following EPA regional offices for guidance as to the proper procedures to correct any deficiencies in the shipment.



Region I

5 Post Office Square – Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109-3912 (617-918-1700).


Region II

26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278 (201-321-6669)

Region III

Curtis Building, 6th and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215-597-7668)

Region IV

345 Courtland Street, NE., Atlanta, GA 30365 (404-881-3864)

Region V

77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604 (312-353-2291)

Region VI

1201 Elm Street, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75270-2102 (214-665-2760)


Region VII

11201 Renner Boulevard, AWMD/WEMM, Lenexa, Kansas 66219

Region VIII

1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80295 (303-837-3926)

Region IX

75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 947-4402.

Region X

1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (206-442-2871)

(iii) If Customs detains or refuses entry of a shipment (other than for failure to make the general certification) and the importer takes measures necessary to bring the shipment into conformity with the requirements of TSCA, EPA officials will reassess the shipment to determine its current compliance status. When a shipment is no longer in violation, EPA will notify the district director and the importer. The district director will then release the shipment. This notice will also serve as a determination to permit entry under 19 CFR 12.123(c) if a shipment is brought into compliance before the 19 CFR 12.123(c) decisionmaking process has been completed. If compliance is achieved after a 19 CFR 12.123(c) determination (adverse to the importer) has been made, the EPA notice to the district director will serve as a reversal of the decision to refuse entry.


(3) EPA assistance. Assistance in determining whether a chemical shipment is in compliance with TSCA can be obtained from the Director, Environmental Assistance Division (7408), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Room E-543B, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Telephone: (202) 554-1404, TDD: (202) 544-0551.


[48 FR 55464, Dec. 13, 1983, as amended at 60 FR 34463, July 3, 1995; 62 FR 1834, Jan. 14, 1997; 75 FR 69353, Nov. 12, 2010; 76 FR 49674, Aug. 11, 2011; 78 FR 37978, June 25, 2013; 84 FR 44232, Aug. 23, 2019]


Subpart C [Reserved]

Subpart D – Notices of Export Under Section 12(b)

§ 707.60 Applicability and compliance.

(a) Section 12(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act requires any person who exports or intends to export a chemical substance or mixture to notify the Environmental Protection Agency of such exportation to a particular country if any of the following actions have been taken under the Act with respect to that chemical substance or mixture:


(1) Data are required under section 4 or 5(b),


(2) An order has been issued under section 5,


(3) A rule has been proposed or promulgated under section 5 or 6, or


(4) An action is pending, or relief has been granted under section 5 or 7.


(b) No notice of export will be required for articles, except PCB articles, unless the Agency so requires in the context of individual section 5, 6, or 7 actions.


(c)(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (c)(2) and (3) of this section no notice of export is required for the export of a chemical substance or mixture for which export notification is otherwise required, where such chemical substance or mixture is present in a concentration of less than 1% (by weight or volume).


(2) No notice of export is required for the export of a chemical substance or mixture that is a known or potential human carcinogen where such chemical substance or mixture is present in a concentration of less than 0.1% (by weight or volume). A chemical is considered to be a known or potential human carcinogen, for purposes of TSCA section 12(b) export notification, if that chemical is:


(i) A chemical substance or mixture listed as a “known to be human carcinogen” or “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogen” in the Report on Carcinogens (latest edition) issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Heath Service, National Toxicology Program,


(ii) A chemical substance or mixture is classified as “carcinogenic to humans” (Group 1), “probably carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2A), or “probably carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2B) in the Monographs and Supplements on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans issued by the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyons, France (latest editions), or


(iii) Alpha-naphthylamine (Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number (CAS No.) 134-32-7) or 4-nitrobiphenyl (CAS No. 92-93-3).


(3) No notice of export is required for the export of polychlorinated biphenyl chemicals (PCBs) (see definition in 40 CFR 761.3), where such chemical substances are present in a concentration of less than or equal to 50 ppm (by weight or volume).


(d) Any person who exports or intends to export PCBs or PCB articles (see definition in 40 CFR 761.3), for any purpose other than disposal, shall notify EPA of such intent or exportation under TSCA section 12(b), except as specified in § 707.60(c)(3). PCBs and PCB articles have the definitions published in 40 CFR 761.3.


(e) Any person who would be prohibited by a TSCA section 5 or 6 regulation from exporting a chemical substance or mixture, but who is granted an exemption by EPA to export that chemical substance or mixture, shall notify EPA under TSCA section 12(b) of such intent to export or exportation.


(f) Failure to comply with TSCA section 12(b) as set forth in this part will be considered a violation of TSCA section 15(3), and will subject the exporter to the penalty, enforcement, and seizure provisions of TSCA sections 16 and 17.


[45 FR 82850, Dec. 16, 1980, as amended at 71 FR 66244, Nov. 14, 2006; 71 FR 68751, Nov. 28, 2006]


§ 707.63 Definitions.

The definitions set forth in the Toxic Substances Control Act, section 3, apply for this part. In addition, the following abbreviations and definitions are provided for purposes of this rule:


(a) EPA means the Environmental Protection Agency.


(b) Exporter means the person who, as the principal party in interest in the export transaction, has the power and responsibility for determining and controlling the sending of the chemical substance or mixture to a destination out of the customs territory of the United States.


(c) Regulated chemical means any chemical substance or mixture for which export notice is required under § 707.60.


(d) TSCA means the Toxic Substances Control Act.


§ 707.65 Submission to agency.

(a) For each action under TSCA triggering export notification, exporters must notify EPA of their export or intended export of each subject chemical substance or mixture for which export notice is required under § 707.60 in accordance with the following:


(1) The notice must be in writing;


(2)(i) The notice must be for the first export or intended export by an exporter to a particular country in a calendar year when the chemical substance or mixture is the subject of an order issued, an action that is pending, or relief that has been granted under TSCA section 5(f), a rule that has been proposed or promulgated under TSCA section 6, or an action that is pending or relief that has been granted under TSCA section 7.


(ii) The notice must only be for the first export or intended export by an exporter to a particular country when the chemical substance or mixture is the subject of an order issued, an action that is pending, or relief that has been granted under TSCA section 5(e), a rule that has been proposed or promulgated under TSCA section 5(a)(2), or when the submission of data is required under TSCA section 4 or 5(b). Under this paragraph, notice of export to a particular country is not required if an exporter previously submitted to EPA a notice of export to that country prior to January 16, 2007.


(3) The notice must be postmarked within seven days of forming the intent to export or on the date of export, whichever is earlier. A notice of intent to export must be based on a definite contractual obligation, or an equivalent intra-company agreement, to export the regulated chemical.


(b) If the EPA action that prompts the notice is a proposed rule, the requirement to submit export notices to EPA shall begin thirty days after publication of the action in the Federal Register.


(c) Notices shall be marked “TSCA Section 12(b) Notice” and sent to EPA by mail or delivered by hand or courier. Send notices by mail to: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001 (Attention: TSCA Section 12(b) Notice). Hand delivery of TSCA section 12(b) notices should be made to: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East., Rm. 6428, Environmental Protection Agency, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC (Attention: TSCA Section 12(b) Notice). The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564-8930. Such deliveries are only accepted during the DCO’s normal hours of operation.


[45 FR 82850, Dec. 16, 1980, as amended at 53 FR 12522, Apr. 15, 1988; 58 FR 40242, July 27, 1993; 60 FR 34463, July 3, 1995; 71 FR 33641, June 12, 2006; 71 FR 66244, Nov. 14, 2006]


§ 707.67 Contents of notice.

The notice to EPA shall include:


(a) The name of the regulated chemical as it appears in the section 4, 5, 6, and/or 7 action. If a category is regulated, the name of the individual regulated chemical within that category, as well as the category, must be given. The name shall be that which appears in Volume I of the EPA Chemical Substance Inventory, or its supplements, if the chemical appears there.


(b) The name and address of the exporter.


(c) The country (countries) of import.


(d) The date(s) of export or intended export.


(e) The section (4, 5, 6, and/or 7) of TSCA under which EPA has taken action.


[45 FR 82850, Dec. 16, 1980, as amended at 71 FR 66245, Nov. 14, 2006]


§ 707.70 EPA notice to foreign governments.

(a)(1) Notice by EPA to the importing country shall be sent no later than 5 working days after receipt by the TSCA Document Processing Center of the first annual notification from any exporter for each chemical substance or mixture that is the subject of an order issued, an action that is pending, or relief that has been granted under TSCA section 5(f), a rule that has been proposed or promulgated under TSCA section 6, or an action that is pending or relief that has been granted under TSCA section 7.


(2) Notice by EPA to the importing country shall be sent no later than 5 working days after receipt by the TSCA Document Processing Center of the first notification from any exporter for each chemical substance or mixture that is the subject of an order issued, an action that is pending, or relief that has been granted under TSCA section 5(e), a rule that has been proposed or promulgated under TSCA section 5(a)(2), or for which the submission of data is required under TSCA section 4 or 5(b).


(b) Notices shall:


(1) Identify the regulated chemical.


(2) Summarize the regulatory action taken, or indicate the availability of data under section 4 or 5(b) of TSCA.


(3) Identify an EPA official to contact for further information.


(4) Include a copy of the pertinent Federal Register notice.


(c) Notices shall be sent to the country’s ambassador in Washington, DC, or other official designated by the foreign government, and to the United States Department of State.


[45 FR 82850, Dec. 16, 1980, as amended at 58 FR 40242, July 27, 1993; 71 FR 66245, Nov. 14, 2006]


§ 707.72 Termination of reporting requirements.

(a) The reporting requirements of subpart D of this part are terminated for certain specific chemical substances and mixtures as set forth in this paragraph.


(1) When data required under part 766 of this chapter have been submitted to EPA for a specific chemical substance produced by a specific process, and the data show no positive test result as defined in § 766.3 of this chapter, reporting is no longer required by persons who export or intend to export that substance produced by that process.


(2) [Reserved]


(b) [Reserved]


[52 FR 21437, June 5, 1987]


§ 707.75 Confidentiality.

(a) A person may assert a claim of confidentiality for any information which is submitted to EPA in a notice.


(b) Any claim of confidentiality must accompany the information at the time it is submitted to EPA. In the notice, the submitter must clearly identify the information that is claimed confidential by marking the specific information on each page with a label such as “confidential business information”, “proprietary”, or “trade secret”.


(c) Notwithstanding any claim of confidentiality, information outlined in § 707.70 will be included in the EPA notice to the foreign government. With this exception, EPA will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality asserted in accordance with this section only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures set forth in TSCA and part 2 of this chapter.


(d) If a person does not assert a claim of confidentiality for information at the time a notice is submitted to EPA, the Agency may make the information public, including placement in a public file, without further notice to the person.


PART 710 – COMPILATION OF THE TSCA CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE INVENTORY


Authority:15 U.S.C. 2607(a) and (b).

Subpart A – General Provisions

§ 710.1 Scope and compliance.

(a) This part establishes regulations governing reporting and recordkeeping by certain persons who manufacture, import, or process chemical substances for commercial purposes under section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. 2607(a)) (TSCA). Section 8(a) authorizes the Administrator to require reporting of information necessary for administration of the Act and requires EPA to issue regulations for the purpose of compiling and keeping current an inventory of chemical substances manufactured or processed for a commercial purpose, as required by section 8(b) of the Act. Following an initial reporting period, EPA published an initial inventory of chemical substances manufactured, processed, or imported for commercial purposes. In accordance with section 8(b), EPA periodically amends the inventory to include new chemical substances which are manufactured or imported for a commercial purpose and reported under section 5(a)(1) of the Act. EPA also revises the categories of chemical substances and makes other amendments as appropriate.


(b) This part applies to the activities associated with the compilation of the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory (Inventory) and the designation of chemical substances on the TSCA Inventory as active or inactive in U.S. commerce.


(c) Section 15(3) of TSCA makes it unlawful for any person to fail or refuse to submit information required under these reporting regulations. In addition, section 15(3) makes it unlawful for any person to fail to keep, and permit access to, records required by these regulations. Section 16 provides that any person who violates a provision of section 15 is liable to the United States for a civil penalty and may be criminally prosecuted. Pursuant to section 17, the Government may seek judicial relief to compel submission of section 8(a) information and to otherwise restrain any violation of section 15. (EPA does not intend to concentrate its enforcement efforts on insignificant clerical errors in reporting.)


(d) Each person who reports under these regulations must maintain records that document information reported under these regulations and, in accordance with the Act, permit access to, and the copying of, such records by EPA officials.


[68 FR 887, Jan. 7, 2003, as amended at 76 FR 50859, Aug. 16, 2011; 76 FR 54933, Sept. 6, 2011; 82 FR 37539, Aug. 11, 2017]


§ 710.3 Definitions.

For purposes of this part:


(a) The following terms will have the meaning contained in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 321 et seq., and the regulations issued under such Act: Cosmetic, device, drug, food, and food additive. In addition, the term food includes poultry and poultry products, as defined in the Poultry Products Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. 453 et seq.; meats and meat food products, as defined in the Federal Meat Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. 60 et seq.; and eggs and egg products, as defined in the Egg Products Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. 1033 et seq.


(b) The term pesticide will have the meaning contained in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq., and the regulations issued thereunder.


(c) The following terms will have the meaning contained in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. 2014 et seq., and the regulations issued thereunder: Byproduct material, source material, and special nuclear material.


(d) The following definitions also apply to this part:


Act means the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.


Administrator means the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, any employee or authorized representative of the Agency to whom the Administrator may either herein or by order delegate his/her authority to carry out his/her functions, or any other person who will by operation of law be authorized to carry out such functions.


Article means a manufactured item:


(1) Which is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture,


(2) Which has end use function(s) dependent in whole or in part upon its shape or design during end use, and


(3) Which has either no change of chemical composition during its end use or only those changes of composition which have no commercial purpose separate from that of the article and that may occur as described in § 710.4(d)(5); except that fluids and particles are not considered articles regardless of shape or design.


Byproduct means a chemical substance produced without a separate commercial intent during the manufacture, processing, use, or disposal of another chemical substance(s) or mixture(s).


CASRN means Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number.


Chemical substance means any organic or inorganic substance of a particular molecular identity, including any combination of such substances occurring in whole or in part as a result of a chemical reaction or occurring in nature, and any chemical element or uncombined radical; except that “chemical substance” does not include:


(1) Any mixture;


(2) Any pesticide when manufactured, processed, or distributed in commerce for use as a pesticide;


(3) Tobacco or any tobacco product, but not including any derivative products;


(4) Any source material, special nuclear material, or byproduct material;


(5) Any pistol, firearm, revolver, shells, and cartridges; and


(6) Any food, food additive, drug, cosmetic, or device, when manufactured, processed, or distributed in commerce for use as a food, food additive, drug, cosmetic, or device.


Commerce means trade, traffic, transportation, or other commerce:


(1) Between a place in a State and any place outside of such State or


(2) Which affects trade, traffic, transportation, or commerce between a place in a State and any place outside of such State.


Customs territory of the United States means the 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.


Distribute in commerce and distribution in commerce means to sell in commerce, to introduce or deliver for introduction into commerce, or to hold after its introduction into commerce.


Domestic means within the geographical boundaries of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States.


EPA means the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Importer means any person who imports any chemical substance, including a chemical substance as part of a mixture or article, into the customs territory of the United States. “Importer” includes the person primarily liable for the payment of any duties on the merchandise or an authorized agent acting on his or her behalf. The term also includes, as appropriate,


(1) The consignee,


(2) The importer of record,


(3) the actual owner if an actual owner’s declaration and superseding bond has been filed in accordance with 19 CFR 141.20, or


(4) The transferee, if the right to draw merchandise in a bonded warehouse has been transferred in accordance with subpart C of 19 CFR 144.


Impurity means a chemical substance which is unintentionally present with another chemical substance.


Intermediate means any chemical substance that is consumed, in whole or in part, in chemical reaction(s) used for the intentional manufacture of other chemical substance(s) or mixture(s), or that is intentionally present for the purpose of altering the rate(s) of such chemical reaction(s).


Inventory means the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory, which is EPA’s comprehensive list of confidential and non-confidential chemical substances manufactured or processed in the United States for nonexempt commercial purpose that EPA compiled and keeps current under section 8(b) of the Act.


Manufacture means to manufacture, produce, or import, for commercial purposes. Manufacture includes the extraction, for commercial purposes, of a component chemical substance from a previously existing chemical substance or complex combination of chemical substances. When a chemical substance, manufactured other than by import, is: (1) Produced exclusively for another person who contracts for such production, and (2) that other person specifies the identity of the chemical substance and controls the total amount produced and the basic technology for the plant process, then that chemical substance is co-manufactured by the producing manufacturer and the person contracting for such production.


Manufacture for commercial purposes means: (1) To manufacture, produce, or import with the purpose of obtaining an immediate or eventual commercial advantage, and includes, among other things, the “manufacture” of any amount of a chemical substance or mixture (i) for commercial distribution, including for test marketing, or (ii) for use by the manufacturer, including use for product research and development or as an intermediate. (2) The term also applies to substances that are produced coincidentally during the manufacture, processing, use, or disposal of another substance or mixture, including byproducts that are separated from that other substance or mixture and impurities that remain in that substance or mixture. Byproducts and impurities without separate commercial value are nonetheless produced for the purpose of obtaining a commercial advantage, since they are part of the manufacture of a chemical substance for commercial purposes.


Manufacturer means a person who manufactures a chemical substance.


Mixture means any combination of two or more chemical substances if the combination does not occur in nature and is not, in whole or in part, the result of a chemical reaction; except that “mixture” does include (1) any combination which occurs, in whole or in part, as a result of a chemical reaction if the combination could have been manufactured for commercial purposes without a chemical reaction at the time the chemical substances comprising the combination were combined, and if all of the chemical substances comprising the combination are not new chemical substances, and (2) hydrates of a chemical substance or hydrated ions formed by association of a chemical substance with water, so long as the nonhydrated form is itself not a new chemical substance.


New chemical substance means any chemical substance which is not included on the Inventory.


Person includes any individual, firm, company, corporation, joint-venture, partnership, sole proprietorship, association, or any other business entity; any State or political subdivision thereof; any municipality; any interstate body; and any department, agency, or instrumentality of the Federal Government.


Process means to process for commercial purposes. Process includes the preparation of a chemical substance or mixture, after its manufacture, (1) in the same form or physical state as, or in a different form or physical state from, that in which it was received by the person so preparing such substance or mixture, or (2) as part of a mixture or article containing the chemical substance or mixture.


Process for commercial purposes means the preparation of a chemical substance or mixture after its manufacture for distribution in commerce with the purpose of obtaining an immediate or eventual commercial advantage for the processor. Processing of any amount of a chemical substance or mixture is included in this definition. If a chemical substance or mixture containing impurities is processed for commercial purposes, then the impurities also are processed for commercial purposes.


Processor means any person who processes a chemical substance or mixture.


Site means a contiguous property unit. Property divided only by a public right-of-way will be considered one site. More than one manufacturing plant may be located on a single site.


(1) For chemical substances manufactured under contract, i.e., by a toll manufacturer, the site is the location where the chemical substance is physically manufactured.


(2) The site for an importer who imports a chemical substance described in § 710.25 is the U.S. site of the operating unit within the person’s organization that is directly responsible for importing the chemical substance. The import site, in some cases, may be the organization’s headquarters in the United States. If there is no such operating unit or headquarters in the United States, the site address for the importer is the U.S. address of an agent acting on behalf of the importer who is authorized to accept service of process for the importer.


Small quantities solely for research and development (orsmall quantities solely for purposes of scientific experimentation or analysis or chemical research on, or analysis of, such substance or another substance, including such research or analysis for the development of a product”) means quantities of a chemical substance manufactured, imported, or processed or proposed to be manufactured, imported, or processed solely for research and development that are not greater than reasonably necessary for such purposes.


State means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, or any other territory or possession of the United States.


Technically qualified individual means a person:


(1) Who because of his/her education, training, or experience, or a combination of these factors, is capable of appreciating the health and environmental risks associated with the chemical substance which is used under his/her supervision,


(2) Who is responsible for enforcing appropriate methods of conducting scientific experimentation, analysis, or chemical research in order to minimize such risks, and


(3) Who is responsible for the safety assessments and clearances related to the procurement, storage, use, and disposal of the chemical substance as may be appropriate or required within the scope of conducting the research and development activity. The responsibilities in this paragraph may be delegated to another individual, or other individuals, as long as each meets the criteria in paragraph (1) of this definition.


Test marketing means the distribution in commerce of no more than a predetermined amount of a chemical substance, mixture, or article containing that chemical substance or mixture, by a manufacturer or processor to no more than a defined number of potential customers to explore market capability in a competitive situation during a predetermined testing period prior to the broader distribution of that chemical substance, mixture, or article in commerce.


United States, when used in the geographic sense, means all of the States, territories, and possessions of the United States.


[68 FR 888, Jan. 7, 2003, as amended at 69 FR 40791, July 7, 2004; 76 FR 50859, Aug. 16, 2011; 76 FR 54933, Sept. 6, 2011; 82 FR 37539, Aug. 11, 2017]


§ 710.4 Scope of the inventory.

(a) Chemical substances subject to these regulations. Only chemical substances which are manufactured, imported, or processed “for a commercial purpose,” as defined in § 710.3(d), are subject to these regulations.


(b) Naturally occurring chemical substances automatically included. Any chemical substance which is naturally occurring and:


(1) Which is (i) unprocessed or (ii) processed only by manual, mechanical, or gravitational means; by dissolution in water; by flotation; or by heating solely to remove water; or


(2) Which is extracted from air by any means, will automatically be included in the inventory under the category “Naturally Occurring Chemical Substances.” Examples of such substances are: raw agricultural commodities; water, air, natural gas, and crude oil; and rocks, ores, and minerals.


(c) Substances excluded by definition or section 8(b) of TSCA. The following substances are excluded from the inventory:


(1) Any substance which is not considered a “chemical substance” as provided in subsection 3(2)(B) of the Act and in the definition of “chemical substance” in § 710.3(d);


(2) Any mixture as defined in § 710.3(d);



Note:

A chemical substance that is manufactured as part of a mixture is subject to these reporting regulations. This exclusion applies only to the mixture and not to the chemical substances of which the mixture is comprised. The term “mixture” includes alloys, inorganic glasses, ceramics, frits, and cements, including Portland cement.


(3) Any chemical substance which is manufactured, imported, or processed solely in small quantities for research and development, as defined in § 710.3(d); and


(4) Any chemical substance not manufactured, processed or imported for a commercial purpose since January 1, 1975.


(d) Chemical substances excluded from the inventory. The following chemical substances are excluded from the inventory. Although they are considered to be manufactured or processed for a commercial purpose for the purpose of section 8 of the Act, they are not manufactured or processed for distribution in commerce as chemical substances per se and have no commercial purpose separate from the substance, mixture, or article of which they may be a part.



Note:

In addition, chemical substances excluded here will not be subject to premanufacture notification under section 5 of the Act.


(1) Any impurity.


(2) Any byproduct which has no commercial purpose.



Note:

A byproduct which has commercial value only to municipal or private organizations who (i) burn it as a fuel, (ii) dispose of it as a waste, including in a landfill or for enriching soil, or (iii) extract component chemical substances which have commercial value, may be reported for the inventory, but will not be subject to premanufacture notification under section 5 of the Act if not included.


(3) Any chemical substance which results from a chemical reaction that occurs incidental to exposure of another chemical substance, mixture, or article to environmental factors such as air, moisture, microbial organisms, or sunlight.


(4) Any chemical substance which results from a chemical reaction that occurs incidental to storage of another chemical substance, mixture, or article.


(5) Any chemical substance which results from a chemical reaction that occurs upon end use of other chemical substances, mixtures, or articles such as adhesives, paints, miscellaneous cleansers or other housekeeping products, fuels and fuel additives, water softening and treatment agents, photographic films, batteries, matches, and safety flares, and which is not itself manufactured for distribution in commerce or for use as an intermediate.


(6) Any chemical substance which results from a chemical reaction that occurs upon use of curable plastic or rubber molding compounds, inks, drying oils, metal finishing compounds, adhesives, or paints; or other chemical substances formed during manufacture of an article destined for the marketplace without further chemical change of the chemical substance except for those chemical changes that may occur as described elsewhere in this § 710.4(d).


(7) Any chemical substance which results from a chemical reaction that occurs when (i) a stabilizer, colorant, odorant, antioxidant, filler, solvent, carrier, surfactant, plasticizer, corrosion inhibitor, antifoamer or de-foamer, dispersant, precipitation inhibitor, binder, emulsifier, de-emulsifier, dewatering agent, agglomerating agent, adhesion promoter, flow modifier, pH neutralizer, sequesterant, coagulant, flocculant, fire retardant, lubricant, chelating agent, or quality control reagent functions as intended or (ii) a chemical substance, solely intended to impart a specific physicochemical characteristic, functions as intended.


(8) Chemical substances which are not intentionally removed from the equipment in which they were manufactured.



Note:

See note to definition of “intermediate” at § 710.3(d) for explanation of “equipment in which it was manufactured.”


[42 FR 64572, Dec. 23, 1977, as amended at 68 FR 889, Jan. 7, 2003]


Subpart B – Commercial Activity Notification


Source:82 FR 37540, Aug. 11, 2017, unless otherwise noted.

§ 710.23 Definitions.

The following definitions also apply to subpart B of this part.


Active substance means any interim active substance, any naturally occurring chemical substance as defined by § 710.27(b), any chemical substance that was added to the Inventory on or after June 21, 2006 pursuant to a Notice of Commencement under § 720.102 received by the Agency on or after June 21, 2006, and any chemical substance subject to commercial activity designation that the Administrator designates as active based on the receipt of a notice under this subpart.


Central Data Exchange or CDX means EPA’s centralized electronic document reporting portal, or its successors.


Chemical Information Submission System or CISS means EPA’s web-based reporting tool for preparing and submitting a Notice of Activity.


Chemical substance subject to commercial activity designation means a chemical substance that requires a designation as either an active or an inactive substance. A chemical substance is subject to commercial activity designation if it is not an interim active substance, it was added to the Inventory before June 21, 2006, it is not a naturally occurring chemical substance as defined by § 710.27(b), and it has not yet been designated by the Administrator as either an active or an inactive substance.


e-NOA means EPA’s software module within CISS for generating and completing Notice of Activity Forms A and B.


Existing claim for protection of specific chemical identity against disclosure is a claim for protection of the specific chemical identity of a chemical substance that is listed on the confidential portion of the Inventory, asserted prior to June 22, 2016.


Inactive substance means any chemical substance subject to commercial activity designation, that the Administrator designates as inactive based on the lack of receipt of a notice under this subpart, effective 90 days after the Administrator identifies the chemical substance for such designation.


Interim active substance means any chemical substance that was reported, pursuant to 40 CFR part 711, as having been manufactured in and of the calendar years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, or 2015.


Known to or reasonably ascertainable by means all information in a person’s possession or control, plus all information that a reasonable person similarly situated might be expected to possess, control, or know.


Notice of Activity Form A means the form for supplying retrospective notification under TSCA section 8(b)(4), for which the submission obligation is described in § 710.25(a).


Notice of Activity Form B means the form for supplying forward-looking reporting under TSCA section 8(b)(5), for which the submission obligation is described in § 710.25(c).


Lookback period means the period beginning on June 21, 2006 and ending on June 21, 2016.


Possession or Control means in the possession or control of any person, or of any subsidiary, partnership in which the person is a general partner, parent company, or any company or partnership which the parent company owns or controls, if the subsidiary, parent company, or other company or partnership is associated with the person in the research, development, test marketing, or commercial marketing of the chemical substance in question. Information is in the possession or control of a person if it is:


(1) In the person’s own files including files maintained by employees of the person in the course of their employment.


(2) In commercially available data bases to which the person has purchased access.


(3) Maintained in the files in the course of employment by other agents of the person who are associated with research, development, test marketing, or commercial marketing of the chemical substance in question.


Reportable chemical substance means a chemical substance that is listed on the Inventory and that is either:


(1) A chemical substance subject to commercial activity designation for which notification is required or allowed under § 710.25(a) and § 710.25(b),


(2) A chemical substance that was added to the confidential portion of the Inventory before June 22, 2016, or (3) an inactive substance for which notification is required under § 710.25(c).


Submission period means the applicable period for submitting a Notice of Activity under § 710.25.


§ 710.25 Persons subject to the notification requirement.

The following persons are subject to the requirements of this subpart.


(a) Who must submit the Notice of Activity Form A? Any person who manufactured (including imported) a chemical substance subject to commercial activity designation at any time during the lookback period, except as provided in § 710.27, must submit a Notice of Activity Form A as specified under §§ 710.29 and 710.30(a), unless such person has evidence in the form of a CDX receipt, documenting EPA’s receipt of a Notice of Activity Form A from another person, for the same chemical substance, or unless the prior manufacturing of such a substance is not known to or reasonably ascertainable by the person. Evidence in the form of a CDX receipt for a Notice of Activity Form A is not a basis for exemption from the requirements of § 710.25(c) if the chemical substance is ultimately designated as inactive due to withdrawal of the Notice of Activity Form A.


(b) Who else may submit the Notice of Activity Form A? Any person not required to submit a Notice of Activity Form A under § 710.25(a), who manufactured (including imported) or processed a reportable chemical substance, at any time during the lookback period, may submit a Notice of Activity Form A as specified under §§ 710.29 and 710.30(a).


(c) Who must submit the Notice of Activity Form B? Any person who intends to manufacture (including import) or process an inactive substance, except as provided in § 710.27, after the effective date of the Administrator’s designation of such chemical substance as an inactive substance, must submit a Notice of Activity Form B as specified under §§ 710.29 and 710.30(b), unless the presence of the inactive substance on the confidential portion of the Inventory is not known to or reasonably ascertainable by the person.


§ 710.27 Activities for which notification is not required.

(a) In general. The following activities do not trigger notification requirements under this subpart:


(1) The manufacturing or processing of a chemical substance in small quantities solely for research and development.


(2) The import or processing of a chemical substance as part of an article.


(3) The manufacturing or processing of a chemical substance as described in § 720.30(g) or (h).


(4) The manufacturing or processing of a chemical substance solely for export from the United States as described in § 720.30(e) or § 721.3, except where the Administrator has made a finding described in TSCA section 12(a)(2).


(5) The manufacturing or processing of a chemical substance solely for test marketing purposes.


(b) Manufacturing or processing naturally occurring chemical substances. The following activities do not trigger notification requirements under this subpart:


(1) The manufacture of a naturally occurring chemical substance, as described in § 710.4(b). Some chemical substances can be manufactured both as described in § 710.4(b) and by means other than those described in § 710.4(b). If a person manufactures a chemical substance by means other than those described in § 710.4(b), this exemption is inapplicable, regardless of whether the chemical substance also could have been produced as described in § 710.4(b). This exemption does not cover the manufacture of a chemical substance from a naturally occurring chemical substance.


(2) The processing of a naturally occurring chemical substance only by manual, mechanical, or gravitational means; by dissolution in water; by flotation; or by heating solely to remove water.


§ 710.29 Information required in the notification.

(a) Reporting information to EPA. A person who reports information to EPA under this subpart must do so using the e-NOA software module, the CISS reporting tool, and the CDX electronic reporting portal provided by EPA at the addresses set forth in § 710.39. For notices of activity under §§ 710.25(a) and 710.25(b), the submission must include all information described in paragraph (b) of this section. For a Notice of Activity under § 710.25(c), the submission must include all information described in paragraph (c) of this section. A person must submit a separate notice for each chemical substance that the person is required to report. Using e-NOA and CISS and registering in CDX are described in instructions available from EPA at the Web sites set forth in § 710.39.


(b) Information to be reported on the Notice of Activity Form A. A person submitting a Notice of Activity Form A under § 710.25(a) or § 710.25(b) must submit the information specified in § 710.29(d) for each reportable chemical substance. A person submitting information under § 710.25(a) or § 710.25(b) must report information to the extent that such information is known to or reasonably ascertainable by that person.


(c) Information to be reported on a Notice of Activity Form B. Any person submitting a Notice of Activity Form B under § 710.25(c) must provide the information described in this paragraph for each inactive substance intended to be manufactured or processed.


(1) Information specified in § 710.29(d).


(2) The anticipated date by which the inactive substance is to be manufactured or processed in the United States. If the Notice of Activity Form B is filed prior to the effective date of the chemical substance’s inactive designation, the most recent date of manufacturing or processing may be provided in lieu of an anticipated date.


(d) Information to be reported on either the Notice of Activity Form A or Form B.


(1) Company. The name and address of the submitting company.


(2) Authorized official. The name and address of the authorized official for the submitting company.


(3) Technical contact. The name and telephone number of a person who will serve as technical contact for the submitting company and who will be able to answer questions about the information submitted by the company to EPA.


(4) Chemical-specific information. The system described under § 710.29(a) will provide a list of reportable chemical substances from which a person can select his or her chemical. The list will include the correct CASRN and CA Index name used to list a non-confidential chemical substance on the Inventory. For confidential substances on the Inventory, the list will include the TSCA Accession Number and generic name.


(i) If an importer submitting a notice cannot provide the information specified in § 710.29(d)(4) because it is unknown to the importer and claimed as confidential by the supplier of the chemical substance or mixture, the importer must ask the supplier to provide the specific chemical identity information directly to EPA in a joint submission using the same e-NOA software module used for commercial activity reporting. Such request must refer the supplier to EPA’s instructions for submitting chemical identity information electronically, using e-NOA, CISS, and CDX (see § 710.39), and for clearly referencing the importer’s submission. Contact information for the supplier, a trade name or other name for the chemical substance or mixture, and a copy of the request to the supplier must be included with the importer’s submission.


(ii) If a manufacturer or processor submitting a notice cannot provide the information specified in § 710.29(d)(4) because the reportable chemical substance is manufactured or processed using a reactant having a specific chemical identity that is unknown to the manufacturer or processor and claimed as confidential by its supplier, the manufacturer or processor must ask the supplier of the confidential reactant to provide the specific chemical identity of the confidential reactant directly to EPA in a joint submission using the same e-NOA software module used for commercial activity reporting. Such request must refer the supplier to EPA’s instructions for submitting chemical identity information electronically using e-NOA, CISS, and CDX (see § 710.39), and for clearly referencing the manufacturer’s or processor’s submission. Contact information for the supplier, a trade name or other name for the chemical substance, and a copy of the request to the supplier must be included with the manufacturer’s or processor’s submission with respect to the chemical substance.


(iii) Joint submissions must be submitted electronically using e-NOA, CISS, and CDX (see § 710.39).


(5) Certification statements. The authorized official must certify that the submitted information has been completed in compliance with the requirements of this part as described in this paragraph.


(i) The certification must be signed and dated by the authorized official for the submitting company.


(ii) The following is required certification language for an authorized official submitting a Notice of Activity Form A under § 710.25(a) or § 710.25(b): “I certify under penalty of law that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision and the information contained therein, to the best of my knowledge, is true, accurate, and complete. I also certify that I have manufactured, imported, or processed the above chemical between the dates of June 21, 2006 and June 21, 2016. I am aware it is unlawful to knowingly submit incomplete, false and/or misleading information, and there are significant criminal penalties for such unlawful conduct, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment.”


(iii) The following is required certification language for an authorized official submitting a Notice of Activity Form B under § 710.25(c): “I certify under penalty of law that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision and the information contained therein, to the best of my knowledge, is true, accurate, and complete. I also certify that I have intent to manufacture, import, or process the above chemical within 90 days of submission. I am aware it is unlawful to knowingly submit incomplete, false and/or misleading information, and there are significant criminal penalties for such unlawful conduct, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment.”


§ 710.30 When to submit notifications.

(a) When must a Notice of Activity Form A be submitted? The Notice of Activity Form A required to be submitted under § 710.25(a) must be submitted during the applicable submission period.


(1) Manufacturers. The submission period for manufacturers under §§ 710.25(a) and 710.25(b) begins on August 11, 2017 and ends on February 7, 2018.


(2) Processors. The submission period for processors under § 710.25(b) begins on August 11, 2017 and ends on October 5, 2018.


(3) Withdrawal of a Notice of Activity Form A. A Notice of Activity Form A submitted under § 710.30(a)(1) or § 710.30(a)(2) may be withdrawn by the submitter no later than October 5, 2018. If EPA receives a timely request to withdraw a previously submitted Notice of Activity Form A for a chemical substance subject to commercial activity designation, and EPA has not received a Notice of Activity Form A from another submitter for the same chemical substance, EPA will not designate the chemical substance as active. A Form A withdrawn under this paragraph will not satisfy the obligation under this rule to submit a Form A.


(b) When must a Notice of Activity Form B be submitted? – (1) Manufacturers and processors. The Notice of Activity Form B required to be submitted under § 710.25(c) must be submitted before a person manufactures or processes the inactive substance, but not more than 90 days prior to the anticipated date of manufacturing or processing.


(2) When else may a Notice of Activity Form B be submitted? A Notice of Activity Form B that will later be required to be submitted under § 710.25(c) may be submitted during the 90-day period between EPA’s identification of a chemical substance for inactive designation and the effective date for such designation, by a person who is currently manufacturing or processing such chemical substance or who anticipates manufacturing or processing such chemical substance within 90 days following submission.


(3) When may EPA execute a request to withdraw a Notice of Activity Form B? If EPA receives a request to withdraw a previously submitted Notice of Activity Form B from the submitter of the Notice of Activity Form B and EPA has neither yet moved the subject chemical substance from the inactive to the active Inventory nor yet moved the subject chemical substance from the confidential portion of the Inventory to the public portion of the Inventory as a result of the original submission, then EPA may execute the request.


§ 710.33 Co-manufacturers and co-processors.

(a) Notice of Activity submitted by co-manufacturers. When, in a single instance of manufacturing or importing a particular volume of a chemical substance during the lookback period, two or more persons qualify as the manufacturer or importer of that volume, they may determine among themselves who should make the required submission under § 710.25(a). If no notice is submitted as required under this subpart, EPA will hold each such person liable for failure to submit a notice.


(b) Notice of Activity by prospective co-manufacturers or co-processors. If two or more persons intend to manufacture, import, or process a particular volume of an inactive substance, such that multiple persons would qualify as the manufacturer, importer, or processor of that volume, they may determine among themselves who will submit the required notice under § 710.25(c). If no notice is submitted as required under this subpart, all of the persons remain subject to the reporting requirements, and EPA will hold each such person liable for a failure to submit a notice prior to the date of manufacturing, importing, or processing.


§ 710.35 Recordkeeping requirements.

Each person who is subject to the notification requirements of this part must retain records that document any information reported to EPA. Records relevant to a Notice of Activity under §§ 710.25(a) and 710.25(b) must be retained for a period of 5 years beginning on the last day of the submission period. Records relevant to a Notice of Activity under § 710.25(c) must be retained for a period of 5 years beginning on the day that the notice was submitted.


§ 710.37 Confidentiality claims.

(a) Chemical identity. A person submitting information under this part may request to maintain an existing claim of confidentiality for the specific chemical identity of a reportable chemical substance, but may do so only if the identity of the chemical substance is listed on the confidential portion of the Inventory as of the time the notice is submitted for that chemical substance under this part. A request to maintain an existing claim of confidentiality must be made at the time the information is submitted. If no person submitting the information specified in § 710.29(d)(4) for a particular chemical substance requests that the claim be maintained, EPA will treat the specific chemical identity of that chemical substance as not subject to a confidentiality claim and will move the chemical substance to the public portion of the Inventory. Except as set forth in this subsection, information claimed as confidential in accordance with this section will be treated and disclosed in accordance with the procedures in 40 CFR part 2, subpart B.


(1) Notice of Activity Form A. A person requesting to maintain an existing claim of confidentiality for specific chemical identity may submit with the notice answers to the questions in paragraphs (c)(1) and(c)(2) of this section, signed and dated by an authorized official. If these answers are submitted less than five years before the date on which substantiation is due pursuant to TSCA section 8(b)(4)(D)(i), the answers will be deemed to be substantiations made under TSCA section (8)(b)(4)(D)(i) and the person will be exempt from further substantiation requirements under TSCA section (8)(b)(4)(D)(i). Answers that do not include the answers to all applicable questions in paragraph (c) of this section will not be deemed to be substantiations made under the TSCA section (8)(b)(4)(D)(i) requirement.


(2) Notice of Activity Form B. A person requesting to maintain an existing claim of confidentiality for specific chemical identity must submit answers to the questions in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this section within 30 days of submitting the notice, signed and dated by an authorized official. If this information is not submitted within 30 days of submitting the notice, EPA will consider the confidentiality claim as deficient, so that the specific chemical identity is not subject to a confidentiality claim, and may make the information public without further notice.


(i) Persons who submitted the information described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section before May 5, 2020 must submit answers to the questions in paragraphs (c)(2)(ii) and (iii) of this section not later than June 4, 2020.


(ii) [Reserved]


(b) Information other than specific chemical identity. A person submitting information under this part may assert a claim of confidentiality for information other than specific chemical identity. Any such confidentiality claim must be made at the time the information is submitted. Except as set forth in this section, information claimed as confidential in accordance with this subsection will be treated and disclosed in accordance with 40 CFR part 2, subpart B. A person asserting a claim of confidentiality under this subsection must submit with the notice answers to the questions in paragraph (c)(1) of this section, signed and dated by an authorized official. If no claim is asserted at the time the information is submitted, or if the answers to the questions in paragraph (c)(1) of this section are not provided, EPA will consider the information as not subject to a confidentiality claim and may make the information public without further notice.


(c) Substantiation questions. Persons asserting that information is exempt from substantiation pursuant to TSCA section 14(c)(2) must answer only the question in paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this section.


(1) Substantiation questions for any confidentiality claim. For any information with a confidentiality claim that you assert is exempt from substantiation pursuant to TSCA section 14(c)(2), answer only the question in paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this section. For all other information with a confidentiality claim, answer the questions in paragraphs (c)(1)(ii) through (vi) of this section. If more than one data element on Form A or Form B is claimed as confidential, you must answer the applicable questions individually for each data element. If the answer to a question applies for all confidentiality claims on the form, indicate this in your substantiation response.


(i) Do you believe that the information is exempt from substantiation pursuant to TSCA section 14(c)(2)? If you answered yes, you must individually identify the specific information claimed as confidential and specify the applicable exemption(s).


(ii) Will disclosure of the information likely result in substantial harm to your business’s competitive position? If you answered yes, describe with specificity the substantial harmful effects that would likely result to your competitive position if the information is made available to the public.


(iii) To the extent your business has disclosed the information to others (both internally and externally), what precautions has your business taken? Identify the measures or internal controls your business has taken to protect the information claimed as confidential: Non-disclosure agreement required prior to access; access is limited to individuals with a need-to-know; information is physically secured; other internal control measure(s). If yes, explain.


(iv) Does the information appear in any public documents, including (but not limited to) safety data sheets, advertising or promotional material, professional or trade publication, or any other media or publications available to the general public? If you answered yes, explain why the information should be treated as confidential.


(v) Is the claim of confidentiality intended to last less than 10 years? If so, indicate the number of years (between 1-10 years) or the specific date/occurrence after which the claim is withdrawn.


(vi) Has EPA, another federal agency, or court made any confidentiality determination regarding information associated with this chemical substance? If you answered yes, explain the outcome of that determination and provide a copy of the previous confidentiality determination or any other information that will assist in identifying the prior determination.


(2) Substantiation for confidentiality claims for specific chemical identity. (i) Is the confidential chemical substance publicly known to have ever been offered for commercial distribution in the United States? If you answered yes, explain why the information should be treated as confidential.


(ii) Does this particular chemical substance leave the site of manufacture (including import) or processing in any form, e.g., as a product, effluent, or emission? If yes, please explain what measures have been taken, if any, to guard against the discovery of its identity.


(iii) If the chemical substance leaves the site in a form that is available to the public or your competitors, can the chemical identity be readily discovered by analysis of the substance (e.g., product, effluent, or emission), in light of existing technologies and any costs, difficulties, or limitations associated with such technologies? Please explain why or why not.


(d) Confidentiality of substantiation. If any of the information contained in the answers to the questions listed in paragraph (c)(1) or (c)(2) of this section is claimed as confidential business information, the submitter must clearly indicate such by marking the substantiation as confidential business information as provided in a Notice of Activity Form A or Form B.


(e) Certification statement for claims. An authorized official of a person submitting or substantiating a claim of confidentiality or a request to maintain an existing claim of confidentiality for specific chemical identity must certify that the submission complies with the requirements of this part by signing and dating the following certification statement: “I certify that all claims for confidentiality made or sought to be maintained with this submission are true and correct, and all information submitted herein to substantiate such claims is true and correct. Any knowing and willful misrepresentation is subject to criminal penalty pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1001.” I further certify that it is true and correct that:


(1) My company has taken reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of the information;


(2) I have determined that the information is not required to be disclosed or otherwise made available to the public under any other Federal law;


(3) I have a reasonable basis to conclude that disclosure of the information is likely to cause substantial harm to the competitive position of my company; and


(4) I have a reasonable basis to believe that the information is not readily discoverable through reverse engineering.


[82 FR 37540, Aug. 11, 2017, as amended at 85 FR 13067, Mar. 6, 2020]


§ 710.39 Electronic filing.

(a) EPA will accept information submitted under this subpart only if submitted in accordance with this section. All information must be submitted electronically to EPA via CDX. Prior to submission to EPA via CDX, Notices of Activity and any associated information must be generated and completed using the e-NOA software module.


(b) Obtain instructions for registering in CDX as follows:


(1) Web site. The CDX Registration User Guide is available at https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/documents/cdx__registration__guide__v0__02.pdf. To register in CDX, go to https://cdx.epa.gov and follow the appropriate links.


(2) Telephone. Contact the EPA CDX Help Desk at 1-888-890-1995.


(3) Email. Email the EPA CDX Help Desk at [email protected]


(c) Obtain instructions for using CISS and the e-NOA software module as follows:


(1) Web site. Go to the EPA New Chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act Web site at https://www.epa.gov/reviewing-new-chemicalsunder-toxic-substances-control-act-tsca/how-submit-e-pmn and follow the appropriate links.


(2) Telephone. Contact the EPA TSCA Hotline at 1-202-554-1404.


(3) Email. Email the EPA TSCA Hotline at [email protected]


Subpart C – Review Plan


Source:85 FR 13068, Mar. 6, 2020, unless otherwise noted.

§ 710.41 Scope.

This subpart applies to the substantiation and review of claims of confidentiality asserted in Notices of Activity Form A to protect the specific chemical identities of chemical substances.


§ 710.43 Persons subject to substantiation requirement.

(a) Who must substantiate. Any person who filed a Notice of Activity Form A requesting to maintain an existing confidentiality claim for a specific chemical identity must substantiate that confidentiality claim as specified in §§ 710.45 and 710.47 unless eligible for an exemption in paragraph (b) of this section.


(b) Exemptions. (1) Any person who completed the voluntary substantiation process set forth in § 710.37(a)(1) is exempt from the substantiation requirement of this subpart pertaining to the submission of answers to the questions in § 710.45(b)(1) through (6). All remaining requirements of § 710.45 must be met in accordance with the deadline specified in § 710.47(a), including the requirement to submit answers to the questions in § 710.45(b)(7) and (8), signed and dated by an authorized official, and to complete the certification statement in § 710.37(e).


(2) A person who has previously substantiated the confidentiality claim for a specific chemical identity that the person requested to maintain in a Notice of Activity Form A, by submitting information that is responsive to all questions in § 710.45, is exempt from the substantiation requirement of this subpart if both of the following conditions are met:


(i) The previous substantiation was submitted to EPA on or after November 1, 2015; and


(ii) The person reports to EPA the submission date, submission type, and case number, transaction ID, or equivalent identifier for the previous submission that contained the substantiation, not later than the deadline specified in § 710.47.


§ 710.45 Contents of substantiation.

(a) The submission. A person substantiating a confidentiality claim for a specific chemical identity must submit written answers to the questions in paragraph (b) of this section, signed and dated by an authorized official, and complete the certification statement in § 710.37(e). If any of the information contained in the answers to the questions listed in paragraph (b) of this section is itself claimed as confidential, the submitter must clearly indicate such by marking that information as confidential business information.


(b) Substantiation questions. (1) Will disclosure of the information claimed as confidential likely cause substantial harm to your business’s competitive position? If you answered yes, describe the substantial harmful effects that would likely result to your competitive position if the information is disclosed, including but not limited to how a competitor could use such information and the causal relationship between the disclosure and the harmful effects.


(2) To the extent your business has disclosed the information to others (both internally and externally), has your business taken precautions to protect the confidentiality of the disclosed information? If yes, please explain and identify the specific measures, including but not limited to internal controls, that your business has taken to protect the information claimed as confidential.


(3)(i) Is any of the information claimed as confidential required to be publicly disclosed under any other Federal law? If yes, please explain.


(ii) Does any of the information claimed as confidential otherwise appear in any public documents, including (but not limited to) safety data sheets; advertising or promotional material; professional or trade publications; state, local, or Federal agency files; or any other media or publications available to the general public? If yes, please explain why the information should be treated as confidential.


(iii) Does any of the information claimed as confidential appear in one or more patents or patent applications? If yes, please provide the associated patent number or patent application number (or numbers) and explain why the information should be treated as confidential.


(4) Is the claim of confidentiality intended to last less than 10 years? If yes, please indicate the number of years (between 1-10 years) or the specific date/occurrence after which the claim is withdrawn.


(5) Has EPA, another Federal agency, or court made any confidentiality determination regarding information associated with this chemical substance? If yes, please provide the circumstances associated with the prior determination, whether the information was found to be entitled to confidential treatment, the entity that made the decision, and the date of the determination.


(6) Is the confidential chemical substance publicly known (including by your competitors) to have ever been offered for commercial distribution in the United States? If yes, please explain why the specific chemical identity should still be afforded confidential status (e.g., the chemical substance is publicly known only as being distributed in commerce for research and development purposes, but no other information about the current commercial distribution of the chemical substance in the United States is publicly available).


(7) Does this particular chemical substance leave the site of manufacture (including import) or processing in any form, e.g., as a product, effluent, or emission? If yes, please explain what measures have been taken, if any, to guard against the discovery of its identity.


(8) If the chemical substance leaves the site in a form that is available to the public or your competitors, can the chemical identity be readily discovered by analysis of the substance (e.g., product, effluent, or emission), in light of existing technologies and any costs, difficulties, or limitations associated with such technologies? Please explain why or why not.


§ 710.47 When to submit substantiation or information on previous substantiation.

(a) All persons required to substantiate a confidentiality claim pursuant to § 710.43(a) or (b)(1) must submit their substantiation not later than November 1, 2020.


(b) All persons who seek an exemption under § 710.43(b)(2) must submit the information specified in § 710.43(b)(2)(ii) not later than November 1, 2020.


§ 710.49 Failure to report.

If neither the substantiation required under § 710.43(a) or (b)(1), nor the information specified in § 710.43(b)(2)(ii), is submitted to EPA in accordance with the provisions of this subpart, then EPA will deny the confidentiality claim in accordance with the procedures set forth in TSCA section 14(g)(2) and 40 CFR part 2, subpart B.


§ 710.51 Electronic filing.

EPA will accept information submitted under this subpart only if submitted in accordance with § 710.39.


§ 710.53 Recordkeeping requirements.

Each person who is subject to this part must retain records that document any information reported to EPA. Records must be retained for a period of 5 years beginning on the last day of the submission period.


§ 710.55 Claim review, duration of protection, TSCA Inventory maintenance, posting results, and extension.

(a) Review criteria and procedures. Except as set forth in this subpart, confidentiality claims for specific chemical identities asserted in Notices of Activity Form A will be reviewed and approved or denied in accordance with the criteria and procedures in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2, subpart B.


(b) Duration of protection from disclosure. Except as provided in 40 CFR part 2, subpart B, and section 14 of TSCA, a specific chemical identity that is the subject of an approved confidentiality claim under this subpart will be protected from disclosure for a period of 10 years from the date on which the confidentiality claim was first asserted by any submitter after June 22, 2016, unless, prior to the expiration of the period, the claimant notifies EPA that the person is withdrawing the confidentiality claim, in which case EPA will not protect the information from disclosure; or EPA otherwise becomes aware that the information does not qualify for protection from disclosure, in which case EPA will take the actions described in TSCA section 14(g)(2) to notify the claimant of EPA’s intent to disclose the information.


(c) Updating the TSCA Inventory. EPA will periodically update the TSCA Inventory based on the results of the reviews of the confidentiality claims asserted in Notices of Activity Form A.


(d) Posting of annual goals and numbers of reviews completed. At the beginning of each calendar year until all reviews are completed, EPA will publish an annual goal for reviews and the number of reviews completed in the prior year on the Agency website. Determination of annual review goals will take into consideration the number of claims needing review, available resources, and a target completion date for all reviews under this subpart not later than February 19, 2024.


(e) Extension. If EPA determines that the target completion date in paragraph (d) of this section cannot be met based on the number of claims needing review and the available resources, then EPA will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the extension of the deadline to complete its review of all confidentiality claims under this subpart for not more than two additional years, together with an explanation of the reasons for the extension.


PART 711 – TSCA CHEMICAL DATA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS


Authority:15 U.S.C. 2607(a).


Source:76 FR 54933, Sept. 6, 2011, unless otherwise noted.


Editorial Note:At 76 FR 50859, Aug. 16, 2011, part 711 was added; however, the amendment could not be incorporated because part 711 already existed.

§ 711.1 Scope, compliance, and enforcement.

(a) This subpart specifies reporting and recordkeeping procedures under section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (15 U.S.C. 2607(a)) for certain manufacturers (including importers) of chemical substances. TSCA section 8(a) authorizes the EPA Administrator to require reporting of information necessary for the administration of TSCA.


(b) This part applies to the activities associated with the periodic update of information on a subset of the chemical substances included on the TSCA Inventory.


(c) TSCA section 15(3) makes it unlawful for any person to fail or refuse to submit information required under this part. In addition, TSCA section 15(3) makes it unlawful for any person to fail to keep, and permit access to, records required by this part. Section 16 of TSCA provides that any person who violates a provision of TSCA section 15 is liable to the United States for a civil penalty and may be criminally prosecuted. Pursuant to TSCA section 17, the Federal Government may seek judicial relief to compel submission of TSCA section 8(a) information and to otherwise restrain any violation of TSCA section 15. (EPA does not intend to concentrate its enforcement efforts on insignificant clerical errors in reporting.) TSCA section 11 allows for inspections to assure compliance, and the Administrator may by subpoena require the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of reports, papers, documents, answers to questions, and other information that the Administrator deems necessary.


(d) Each person who reports under this part must maintain records that document information reported under this part and, in accordance with TSCA, permit access to, and the copying of, such records by EPA officials.


[76 FR 54933, Sept. 6, 2011, as amended at 85 FR 20138, Apr. 9, 2020]


§ 711.3 Definitions.

The definitions in this section and the definitions in TSCA section 3 apply to this part. In addition, the definitions in 40 CFR 704.3 also apply to this part, except the definitions manufacture and manufacturer in 40 CFR 704.3.


CDX or Central Data Exchange means EPA’s centralized electronic document receiving system, or its successors.


Commercial use means the use of a chemical substance or a mixture containing a chemical substance (including as part of an article) in a commercial enterprise providing saleable goods or services.


Consumer use means the use of a chemical substance or a mixture containing a chemical substance (including as part of an article) when sold to or made available to consumers for their use.


e-CDRweb means the electronic, web-based tool provided by EPA for the completion of Form U and submission of the CDR data.


Highest-level parent company means the highest-level company of the site’s ownership hierarchy as of the start of the submission period during which data are being reported according to the following instructions. The highest-level U.S. parent company is located within the United States while the highest-level foreign parent company is located outside the United States. The following rules govern how to identify the highest-level U.S. parent company and highest-level foreign parent company (if applicable):


(1) If the site is entirely owned by a single U.S. company that is not owned by another company, that single company is the U.S. parent company.


(2) If the site is entirely owned by a single U.S. company that is, itself, owned by another U.S.-based company (e.g., it is a division or subsidiary of a higher-level company), the highest-level domestic company in the ownership hierarchy is the United States parent company. If there is a higher-level parent company that is outside of the United States, the highest-level foreign company in the ownership hierarchy is the foreign parent company.


(3) If the site is owned by more than one company (e.g., company A owns 40 percent, company B owns 35 percent, and company C owns 25 percent), the company with the largest ownership interest in the site is the parent company. If a higher-level company in the ownership hierarchy owns more than one ownership company, then determine the entity with the largest ownership by considering the lower-level ownerships in combination (e.g., corporation x owns companies B and C, for a total ownership of 60 percent for the site).


(i) If the parent company is a U.S. company owned by another U.S. company, then the highest-level domestic company in the ownership hierarchy is the U.S. parent company. If the U.S. parent company has a higher-level foreign company in the ownership hierarchy, then the highest-level foreign company in the ownership hierarchy is the foreign parent company.


(ii) If the parent company is a foreign company, then the site is its own U.S. parent company and the foreign parent company is the highest-level foreign company in the ownership hierarchy.


(4) If the site is owned by a 50:50 joint venture or a cooperative, the joint venture or cooperative is its own parent company. If the site is owned by a U.S. joint venture or cooperative, the highest level of the joint venture or cooperative is the U.S. parent company. If the site is owned by a joint venture or cooperative outside the United States, the highest level of the joint venture or cooperative outside the United States is the foreign parent company.


(5) If the site is entirely owned by a foreign company (i.e., without a U.S.-based subsidiary within the site’s ownership hierarchy), the highest-level foreign company in the ownership hierarchy is the site’s foreign parent company.


(6) If the site is federally owned, the highest-level federal agency or department is the U.S. parent company.


(7) If the site is owned by a non-federal public entity, that entity (such as a municipality, State, or tribe) is the U.S. parent company.


Industrial function means the intended physical or chemical characteristic for which a chemical substance or mixture is consumed as a reactant; incorporated into a formulation, mixture, reaction product, or article; repackaged; or used.


Industrial use means use at a site at which one or more chemical substances or mixtures are manufactured (including imported) or processed.


Intended for use by children means the chemical substance or mixture is used in or on a product that is specifically intended for use by children age 14 or younger. A chemical substance or mixture is intended for use by children when the submitter answers “yes” to at least one of the following questions for the product into which the submitter’s chemical substance or mixture is incorporated:


(1) Is the product commonly recognized (i.e., by a reasonable person) as being intended for children age 14 or younger?


(2) Does the manufacturer of the product state through product labeling or other written materials that the product is intended for or will be used by children age 14 or younger?


(3) Is the advertising, promotion, or marketing of the product aimed at children age 14 or younger?


Manufacture means to manufacture, produce, or import, for commercial purposes. Manufacture includes the extraction, for commercial purposes, of a component chemical substance from a previously existing chemical substance or complex combination of chemical substances. A chemical substance is co-manufactured by the person who physically performs the manufacturing and the person contracting for such production when that chemical substance, manufactured other than by import, is:


(1) Produced exclusively for another person who contracts for such production, and


(2) That other person dictates the specific chemical identity of the chemical substance and controls the total amount produced and the basic technology for the manufacturing process.


Manufacturer means a person who manufactures a chemical substance.


Master Inventory File means EPA’s comprehensive list of chemical substances which constitutes the TSCA Inventory compiled under TSCA section 8(b). It includes chemical substances reported under 40 CFR part 710 and substances reported under 40 CFR part 720 for which a Notice of Commencement of Manufacture or Import has been received under 40 CFR 720.120.


Principal reporting year means the latest complete calendar year preceding the submission period.


Reasonably likely to be exposed means an exposure to a chemical substance which, under foreseeable conditions of manufacture (including import), processing, distribution in commerce, or use of the chemical substance, is more likely to occur than not to occur. Such exposures would normally include, but would not be limited to, activities such as charging reactor vessels, drumming, bulk loading, cleaning equipment, maintenance operations, materials handling and transfers, and analytical operations. Covered exposures include exposures through any route of entry (inhalation, ingestion, skin contact, absorption, etc.), but excludes accidental or theoretical exposures.


Repackaging means the physical transfer of a chemical substance or mixture, as is, from one container to another container or containers in preparation for distribution of the chemical substance or mixture in commerce.


Reportable chemical substance means a chemical substance described in § 711.5.


Site means a contiguous property unit. Property divided only by a public right-of-way shall be considered one site. More than one manufacturing plant may be located on a single site.


(1) For chemical substances manufactured under contract, i.e., by a co-manufacturer, the site is the location where the chemical substance is physically manufactured.


(2) The site for an importer who imports a chemical substance described in § 711.5 is the U.S. site of the operating unit within the person’s organization that is directly responsible for importing the chemical substance. The import site, in some cases, may be the organization’s headquarters in the United States. If there is no such operating unit or headquarters in the United States, the site address for the importer is the U.S. address of an agent acting on behalf of the importer who is authorized to accept service of process for the importer.


(3) For portable manufacturing units sent to different locations from a single distribution center, the distribution center shall be considered the site.


Site-limited means a chemical substance is manufactured and processed only within a site and is not distributed for commercial purposes as a chemical substance or as part of a mixture or article outside the site. Imported chemical substances are never site-limited. Although a site-limited chemical substance is not distributed for commercial purposes outside the site at which it is manufactured and processed, the chemical substance is considered to have been manufactured and processed for commercial purposes.


Submission period means the period in which the manufacturing, processing, and use data are submitted to EPA.


Use means any utilization of a chemical substance or mixture that is not otherwise covered by the terms manufacture or process. Relabeling or redistributing a container holding a chemical substance or mixture where no repackaging of the chemical substance or mixture occurs does not constitute use or processing of the chemical substance or mixture.


[76 FR 54933, Sept. 6, 2011, as amended at 85 FR 20138, Apr. 9, 2020]


§ 711.5 Chemical substances for which information must be reported.

Any chemical substance that is in the Master Inventory File at the beginning of a submission period described in § 711.20, unless the chemical substance is specifically excluded by § 711.6.


§ 711.6 Chemical substances for which information is not required.

The following groups or categories of chemical substances are exempted from some or all of the reporting requirements of this part, with the following exception: A chemical substance described in paragraph (a)(1), (2), or (4), or (b) of this section is not exempted from any of the reporting requirements of this part if that chemical substance is the subject of a rule proposed or promulgated under TSCA sections 4, 5(a)(2), 5(b)(4), or 6, or is the subject of an enforceable consent agreement (ECA) developed under the procedures of 40 CFR part 790, or is the subject of an order issued under TSCA sections 4, 5(e), or 5(f), or is the subject of relief that has been granted under a civil action under TSCA sections 5 or 7.


(a) Full exemptions. The following categories of chemical substances are exempted from the reporting requirements of this part.


(1) Polymers. (i) Any chemical substance described with the word fragments “*polym,” “*alkyd,” or “*oxylated” in the Chemical Abstracts (CA) Index Name in the Master Inventory File, where the asterisk (*) in the listed word fragments indicates that any sets of characters may precede, or follow, the character string defined.


(ii) Any chemical substance that is identified in the Master Inventory File as an enzyme, lignin, a polysaccharide (cellulose, gum, starch), a protein (albumin, casein, gelatin, gluten, hemoglobin), rubber, siloxane and silicone, or silsesquioxane.


(iii) This exclusion does not apply to a polymeric substance that has been depolymerized, hydrolyzed, or otherwise chemically modified, except in cases where the intended product of this reaction is totally polymeric in structure.


(2) Microorganisms. Any combination of chemical substances that is a living organism, and that meets the definition of microorganism at 40 CFR 725.3. Any chemical substance produced from a living microorganism is reportable under this part unless otherwise excluded.


(3) Naturally occurring chemical substances. Any naturally occurring chemical substance, as described in 40 CFR 710.4(b). The applicability of this exclusion is determined in each case by the specific activities of the person who manufactures the chemical substance in question. Some chemical substances can be manufactured both as described in 40 CFR 710.4(b) and by means other than those described in 40 CFR 710.4(b). If a person described in § 711.8 manufactures a chemical substance by means other than those described in 40 CFR 710.4(b), the person must report regardless of whether the chemical substance also could have been produced as described in 40 CFR 710.4(b). Any chemical substance that is produced from such a naturally occurring chemical substance described in 40 CFR 710.4(b) is reportable unless otherwise excluded.


(4) Water and certain forms of natural gas. Chemical substances with the following Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CASRN): CASRN 7732-18-5, water; CASRN 8006-14-2, natural gas; CASRN 8006-61-9, gasoline, natural; CASRN 64741-48-6, natural gas (petroleum), raw liq. mix; CASRN 68410-63-9, natural gas, dried; CASRN 68425-31-0, gasoline (natural gas), natural; and CASRN 68919-39-1, natural gas condensates.


(b) Partial exemptions. The following groups of chemical substances are partially exempted from the reporting requirements of this part (i.e., the information described in § 711.15(b)(4) need not be reported for these chemical substances). Such chemical substances are not excluded from the other reporting requirements under this part.


(1) Petroleum process streams. EPA has designated the chemical substances listed in Table 1 of this paragraph by CASRN, as partially exempt from reporting under the CDR.


Table 1 – CASRNs of Partially Exempt Chemical Substances Termed “Petroleum Process Streams” for Purposes of TSCA Chemical Data Reporting

CASRN
Product
8002-05-9Petroleum.
8002-74-2Paraffin waxes and hydrocarbon waxes.
8006-20-0Fuel gases, low and medium B.T.U.
8008-20-6Kerosine (petroleum).
8009-03-8Petrolatum.
8012-95-1Paraffin oils.
8030-30-6Naphtha.
8032-32-4Ligroine.
8042-47-5White mineral oil (petroleum).
8052-41-3Stoddard solvent.
8052-42-4Asphalt.
61789-60-4Pitch.
63231-60-7Paraffin waxes and hydrocarbon waxes, microcryst.
64741-41-9Naphtha (petroleum), heavy straight-run.
64741-42-0Naphtha (petroleum), full-range straight-run.
64741-43-1Gas oils (petroleum), straight-run.
64741-44-2Distillates (petroleum), straight-run middle.
64741-45-3Residues (petroleum), atm. tower.
64741-46-4Naphtha (petroleum), light straight-run.
64741-47-5Natural gas condensates (petroleum).
64741-49-7Condensates (petroleum), vacuum tower.
64741-50-0Distillates (petroleum), light paraffinic.
64741-51-1Distillates (petroleum), heavy paraffinic.
64741-52-2Distillates (petroleum), light naphthenic.
64741-53-3Distillates (petroleum), heavy naphthenic.
64741-54-4Naphtha (petroleum), heavy catalytic cracked.
64741-55-5Naphtha (petroleum), light catalytic cracked.
64741-56-6Residues (petroleum), vacuum.
64741-57-7Gas oils (petroleum), heavy vacuum.
64741-58-8Gas oils (petroleum), light vacuum.
64741-59-9Distillates (petroleum), light catalytic cracked.
64741-60-2Distillates (petroleum), intermediate catalytic cracked.
64741-61-3Distillates (petroleum), heavy catalytic cracked.
64741-62-4Clarified oils (petroleum), catalytic cracked.
64741-63-5Naphtha (petroleum), light catalytic reformed.
64741-64-6Naphtha (petroleum), full-range alkylate.
64741-65-7Naphtha (petroleum), heavy alkylate.
64741-66-8Naphtha (petroleum), light alkylate.
64741-67-9Residues (petroleum), catalytic reformer fractionator.
64741-68-0Naphtha (petroleum), heavy catalytic reformed.
64741-69-1Naphtha (petroleum), light hydrocracked.
64741-70-4Naphtha (petroleum), isomerization.
64741-73-7Distillates (petroleum), alkylate.
64741-74-8Naphtha (petroleum), light thermal cracked.
64741-75-9Residues (petroleum), hydrocracked.
64741-76-0Distillates (petroleum), heavy hydrocracked.
64741-77-1Distillates (petroleum), light hydrocracked.
64741-78-2Naphtha (petroleum), heavy hydrocracked.
64741-79-3Coke (petroleum).
64741-80-6Residues (petroleum), thermal cracked.
64741-81-7Distillates (petroleum), heavy thermal cracked.
64741-82-8Distillates (petroleum), light thermal cracked.
64741-83-9Naphtha (petroleum), heavy thermal cracked.
64741-84-0Naphtha (petroleum), solvent-refined light.
64741-85-1Raffinates (petroleum), sorption process.
64741-86-2Distillates (petroleum), sweetened middle.
64741-87-3Naphtha (petroleum), sweetened.
64741-88-4Distillates (petroleum), solvent-refined heavy paraffinic.
64741-89-5Distillates (petroleum), solvent-refined light paraffinic.
64741-90-8Gas oils (petroleum), solvent-refined.
64741-91-9Distillates (petroleum), solvent-refined middle.
64741-92-0Naphtha (petroleum), solvent-refined heavy.
64741-95-3Residual oils (petroleum), solvent deasphalted.
64741-96-4Distillates (petroleum), solvent-refined heavy naphthenic.
64741-97-5Distillates (petroleum), solvent-refined light naphthenic.
64741-98-6Extracts (petroleum), heavy naphtha solvent.
64741-99-7Extracts (petroleum), light naphtha solvent.
64742-01-4Residual oils (petroleum), solvent-refined.
64742-03-6Extracts (petroleum), light naphthenic distillate solvent.
64742-04-7Extracts (petroleum), heavy paraffinic distillate solvent.
64742-05-8Extracts (petroleum), light paraffinic distillate solvent.
64742-06-9Extracts (petroleum), middle distillate solvent.
64742-07-0Raffinates (petroleum), residual oil decarbonization.
64742-08-1Raffinates (petroleum), heavy naphthenic distillate decarbonization.
64742-09-2Raffinates (petroleum), heavy paraffinic distillate decarbonization.
64742-10-5Extracts (petroleum), residual oil solvent.
64742-11-6Extracts (petroleum), heavy naphthenic distillate solvent.
64742-12-7Gas oils (petroleum), acid-treated.
64742-13-8Distillates (petroleum), acid-treated middle.
64742-14-9Distillates (petroleum), acid-treated light.
64742-15-0Naphtha (petroleum), acid-treated.
64742-16-1Petroleum resins.
64742-18-3Distillates (petroleum), acid-treated heavy naphthenic.
64742-19-4Distillates (petroleum), acid-treated light naphthenic.
64742-20-7Distillates (petroleum), acid-treated heavy paraffinic.
64742-21-8Distillates (petroleum), acid-treated light paraffinic.
64742-22-9Naphtha (petroleum), chemically neutralized heavy.
64742-23-0Naphtha (petroleum), chemically neutralized light.
64742-24-1Sludges (petroleum), acid.
64742-25-2Lubricating oils (petroleum), acid-treated spent.
64742-26-3Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), acid-treated.
64742-27-4Distillates (petroleum), chemically neutralized heavy paraffinic.
64742-28-5Distillates (petroleum), chemically neutralized light paraffinic.
64742-29-6Gas oils (petroleum), chemically neutralized.
64742-30-9Distillates (petroleum), chemically neutralized middle.
64742-31-0Distillates (petroleum), chemically neutralized light.
64742-32-1Lubricating oils (petroleum), chemically neutralized spent.
64742-33-2Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), chemically neutralized.
64742-34-3Distillates (petroleum), chemically neutralized heavy naphthenic.
64742-35-4Distillates (petroleum), chemically neutralized light naphthenic.
64742-36-5Distillates (petroleum), clay-treated heavy paraffinic.
64742-37-6Distillates (petroleum), clay-treated light paraffinic.
64742-38-7Distillates (petroleum), clay-treated middle.
64742-39-8Neutralizing agents (petroleum), spent sodium carbonate.
64742-40-1Neutralizing agents (petroleum), spent sodium hydroxide.
64742-41-2Residual oils (petroleum), clay-treated.
64742-42-3Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), clay-treated microcryst.
64742-43-4Paraffin waxes (petroleum), clay-treated.
64742-44-5Distillates (petroleum), clay-treated heavy naphthenic.
64742-45-6Distillates (petroleum), clay-treated light naphthenic.
64742-46-7Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated middle.
64742-47-8Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated light.
64742-48-9Naphtha (petroleum), hydrotreated heavy.
64742-49-0Naphtha (petroleum), hydrotreated light.
64742-50-3Lubricating oils (petroleum), clay-treated spent.
64742-51-4Paraffin waxes (petroleum), hydrotreated.
64742-52-5Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated heavy naphthenic.
64742-53-6Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated light naphthenic.
64742-54-7Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated heavy paraffinic.
64742-55-8Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated light paraffinic.
64742-56-9Distillates (petroleum), solvent-dewaxed light paraffinic.
64742-57-0Residual oils (petroleum), hydrotreated.
64742-58-1Lubricating oils (petroleum), hydrotreated spent.
64742-59-2Gas oils (petroleum), hydrotreated vacuum.
64742-60-5Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), hydrotreated microcryst.
64742-61-6Slack wax (petroleum).
64742-62-7Residual oils (petroleum), solvent-dewaxed.
64742-63-8Distillates (petroleum), solvent-dewaxed heavy naphthenic.
64742-64-9Distillates (petroleum), solvent-dewaxed light naphthenic.
64742-65-0Distillates (petroleum), solvent-dewaxed heavy paraffinic.
64742-67-2Foots oil (petroleum).
64742-68-3Naphthenic oils (petroleum), catalytic dewaxed heavy.
64742-69-4Naphthenic oils (petroleum), catalytic dewaxed light.
64742-70-7Paraffin oils (petroleum), catalytic dewaxed heavy.
64742-71-8Paraffin oils (petroleum), catalytic dewaxed light.
64742-72-9Distillates (petroleum), catalytic dewaxed middle.
64742-73-0Naphtha (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized light.
64742-75-2Naphthenic oils (petroleum), complex dewaxed heavy.
64742-76-3Naphthenic oils (petroleum), complex dewaxed light.
64742-78-5Residues (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized atmospheric tower.
64742-79-6Gas oils (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized.
64742-80-9Distillates (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized middle.
64742-81-0Kerosine (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized.
64742-82-1Naphtha (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized heavy.
64742-83-2Naphtha (petroleum), light steam-cracked.
64742-85-4Residues (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized vacuum.
64742-86-5Gas oils (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized heavy vacuum.
64742-87-6Gas oils (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized light vacuum.
64742-88-7Solvent naphtha (petroleum), medium aliph.
64742-89-8Solvent naphtha (petroleum), light aliph.
64742-90-1Residues (petroleum), steam-cracked.
64742-91-2Distillates (petroleum), steam-cracked.
64742-92-3Petroleum resins, oxidized.
64742-93-4Asphalt, oxidized.
64742-94-5Solvent naphtha (petroleum), heavy arom.
64742-95-6Solvent naphtha (petroleum), light arom.
64742-96-7Solvent naphtha (petroleum), heavy aliph.
64742-97-8Distillates (petroleum), oxidized heavy.
64742-98-9Distillates (petroleum), oxidized light.
64742-99-0Residual oils (petroleum), oxidized.
64743-00-6Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized.
64743-01-7Petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized.
64743-02-8Alkenes, C>10 .alpha.-.
64743-03-9Phenols (petroleum).
64743-04-0Coke (petroleum), recovery.
64743-05-1Coke (petroleum), calcined.
64743-06-2Extracts (petroleum), gas oil solvent.
64743-07-3Sludges (petroleum), chemically neutralized.
64754-89-8Naphthenic acids (petroleum), crude.
64771-71-7Paraffins (petroleum), normal C>10.
64771-72-8Paraffins (petroleum), normal C5-20.
67254-74-4Naphthenic oils.
67674-12-8Residual oils (petroleum), oxidized, compounds with triethanolamine.
67674-13-9Petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized, partially deacidified.
67674-15-1Petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized, Me ester.
67674-16-2Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, partially deacidified.
67674-17-3Distillates (petroleum), oxidized light, compounds with triethanolamine.
67674-18-4Distillates (petroleum), oxidized light, Bu esters.
67891-79-6Distillates (petroleum), heavy arom.
67891-80-9Distillates (petroleum), light arom.
67891-81-0Distillates (petroleum), oxidized light, potassium salts.
67891-82-1Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, compounds with ethanolamine.
67891-83-2Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, compounds with isopropanolamine.
67891-85-4Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, compounds with triisopropanolamine.
67891-86-5Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, compds. with diisopropanolamine.
68131-05-5Hydrocarbon oils, process blends.
68131-49-7Aromatic hydrocarbons, C6-10, acid-treated, neutralized.
68131-75-9Gases (petroleum), C3-4.
68153-22-0Paraffin waxes and Hydrocarbon waxes, oxidized.
68187-57-5Pitch, coal tar-petroleum.
68187-58-6Pitch, petroleum, arom.
68187-60-0Hydrocarbons, C4, ethane-propane-cracked.
68307-98-2Tail gas (petroleum), catalytic cracked distillate and catalytic cracked naphtha fractionation absorber.
68307-99-3Tail gas (petroleum), catalytic polymn. naphtha fractionation stabilizer.
68308-00-9Tail gas (petroleum), catalytic reformed naphtha fractionation stabilizer, hydrogen sulfide-free.
68308-01-0Tail gas (petroleum), cracked distillate hydrotreater stripper.
68308-02-1Tail gas (petroleum), distn., hydrogen sulfide-free.
68308-03-2Tail gas (petroleum), gas oil catalytic cracking absorber.
68308-04-3Tail gas (petroleum), gas recovery plant.
68308-05-4Tail gas (petroleum), gas recovery plant deethanizer.
68308-06-5Tail gas (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized distillate and hydrodesulfurized naphtha fractionator, acid-free.
68308-07-6Tail gas (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized vacuum gas oil stripper, hydrogen sulfide-free.
68308-08-7Tail gas (petroleum), isomerized naphtha fractionation stabilizer.
68308-09-8Tail gas (petroleum), light straight-run naphtha stabilizer, hydrogen sulfide-free.
68308-10-1Tail gas (petroleum), straight-run distillate hydrodesulfurizer, hydrogen sulfide-free.
68308-11-2Tail gas (petroleum), propane-propylene alkylation feed prep deethanizer.
68308-12-3Tail gas (petroleum), vacuum gas oil hydrodesulfurizer, hydrogen sulfide-free.
68308-27-0Fuel gases, refinery.
68333-22-2Residues (petroleum), atmospheric.
68333-23-3Naphtha (petroleum), heavy coker.
68333-24-4Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, compds. with triethanolamine.
68333-25-5Distillates (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized light catalytic cracked.
68333-26-6Clarified oils (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized catalytic cracked.
68333-27-7Distillates (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized intermediate catalytic cracked.
68333-28-8Distillates (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized heavy catalytic cracked.
68333-29-9Residues (petroleum), light naphtha solvent extracts.
68333-30-2Distillates (petroleum), oxidized heavy thermal cracked.
68333-81-3Alkanes, C4-12.
68333-88-0Aromatic hydrocarbons, C9-17.
68334-30-5Fuels, diesel.
68409-99-4Gases (petroleum), catalytic cracked overheads.
68410-00-4Distillates (petroleum), crude oil.
68410-05-9Distillates (petroleum), straight-run light.
68410-12-8Distillates (petroleum), steam-cracked, C5-10 fraction, high-temperature stripping products with light steam-cracked petroleum naphtha C5 fraction polymers.
68410-71-9Raffinates (petroleum), catalytic reformer ethylene glycol-water countercurrent exts.
68410-96-8Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated middle, intermediate boiling.
68410-97-9Distillates (petroleum), light distillate hydrotreating process, low-boiling.
68410-98-0Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated heavy naphtha, deisohexanizer overheads.
68411-00-7Alkenes, C>8.
68425-29-6Distillates (petroleum), naphtha-raffinate pyrolyzate-derived, gasoline-blending.
68425-33-2Petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized, barium salt.
68425-34-3Petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized, calcium salt.
68425-35-4Raffinates (petroleum), reformer, Lurgi unit-sepd.
68425-39-8Alkenes, C>10 .alpha.-, oxidized.
68441-09-8Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), clay-treated microcryst., contg. polyethylene, oxidized.
68459-78-9Alkenes, C18-24 .alpha.-, dimers.
68475-57-0Alkanes, C1-2.
68475-58-1Alkanes, C2-3.
68475-59-2Alkanes, C3-4.
68475-60-5Alkanes, C4-5.
68475-61-6Alkenes, C5, naphtha-raffinate pyrolyzate-derived.
68475-70-7Aromatic hydrocarbons, C6-8, naphtha-raffinate pyrolyzate-derived.
68475-79-6Distillates (petroleum), catalytic reformed depentanizer.
68475-80-9Distillates (petroleum), light steam-cracked naphtha.
68476-26-6Fuel gases.
68476-27-7Fuel gases, amine system residues.
68476-28-8Fuel gases, C6-8 catalytic reformer.
68476-29-9Fuel gases, crude oil distillates.
68476-30-2Fuel oil, no. 2.
68476-31-3Fuel oil, no. 4.
68476-32-4Fuel oil, residues-straight-run gas oils, high-sulfur.
68476-33-5Fuel oil, residual.
68476-34-6Fuels, diesel, no. 2.
68476-39-1Hydrocarbons, aliph.-arom.-C4-5-olefinic.
68476-40-4Hydrocarbons, C3-4.
68476-42-6Hydrocarbons, C4-5.
68476-43-7Hydrocarbons, C4-6, C5-rich.
68476-44-8Hydrocarbons, C>3.
68476-45-9Hydrocarbons, C5-10 arom. conc., ethylene-manuf.-by-product.
68476-46-0Hydrocarbons, C3-11, catalytic cracker distillates.
68476-47-1Hydrocarbons, C2-6, C6-8 catalytic reformer.
68476-49-3Hydrocarbons, C2-4, C3-rich.
68476-50-6Hydrocarbons, C≥5, C5-6-rich.
68476-52-8Hydrocarbons, C4, ethylene-manuf.-by-product.
68476-53-9Hydrocarbons, C≥20, petroleum wastes.
68476-54-0Hydrocarbons, C3-5, polymn. unit feed.
68476-55-1Hydrocarbons, C5-rich.
68476-56-2Hydrocarbons, cyclic C5 and C6.
68476-77-7Lubricating oils, refined used.
68476-81-3Paraffin waxes and Hydrocarbon waxes, oxidized, calcium salts.
68476-84-6Petroleum products, gases, inorg.
68476-85-7Petroleum gases, liquefied.
68476-86-8Petroleum gases, liquefied, sweetened.
68477-25-8Waste gases, vent gas, C1-6.
68477-26-9Wastes, petroleum.
68477-29-2Distillates (petroleum), catalytic reformer fractionator residue, high-boiling.
68477-30-5Distillates (petroleum), catalytic reformer fractionator residue, intermediate-boiling.
68477-31-6Distillates (petroleum), catalytic reformer fractionator residue, low-boiling.
68477-33-8Gases (petroleum), C3-4, isobutane-rich.
68477-34-9Distillates (petroleum), C3-5, 2-methyl-2-butene-rich.
68477-35-0Distillates (petroleum), C3-6, piperylene-rich.
68477-36-1Distillates (petroleum), cracked steam-cracked, C5-18 fraction.
68477-38-3Distillates (petroleum), cracked steam-cracked petroleum distillates.
68477-39-4Distillates (petroleum), cracked stripped steam-cracked petroleum distillates, C8-10 fraction.
68477-40-7Distillates (petroleum), cracked stripped steam-cracked petroleum distillates, C10-12 fraction.
68477-41-8Gases (petroleum), extractive, C3-5, butadiene-butene-rich.
68477-42-9Gases (petroleum), extractive, C3-5, butene-isobutylene-rich.
68477-44-1Distillates (petroleum), heavy naphthenic, mixed with steam-cracked petroleum distillates C5-12 fraction.
68477-47-4Distillates (petroleum), mixed heavy olefin vacuum, heart-cut.
68477-48-5Distillates (petroleum), mixed heavy olefin vacuum, low-boiling.
68477-53-2Distillates (petroleum), steam-cracked, C5-12 fraction.
68477-54-3Distillates (petroleum), steam-cracked, C8-12 fraction.
68477-55-4Distillates (petroleum), steam-cracked, C5-10 fraction, mixed with light steam-cracked petroleum naphtha C5 fraction.
68477-58-7Distillates (petroleum), steam-cracked petroleum distillates, C5-18 fraction.
68477-59-8Distillates (petroleum), steam-cracked petroleum distillates cyclopentadiene conc.
68477-60-1Extracts (petroleum), cold-acid.
68477-61-2Extracts (petroleum), cold-acid, C4-6.
68477-62-3Extracts (petroleum), cold-acid, C3-5, butene-rich.
68477-63-4Extracts (petroleum), reformer recycle.
68477-64-5Gases (petroleum), acetylene manuf. off.
68477-65-6Gases (petroleum), amine system feed.
68477-66-7Gases (petroleum), benzene unit hydrodesulfurizer off.
68477-67-8Gases (petroleum), benzene unit recycle, hydrogen-rich.
68477-68-9Gases (petroleum), blend oil, hydrogen-nitrogen-rich.
68477-69-0Gases (petroleum), butane splitter overheads.
68477-70-3Gases (petroleum), C2-3.
68477-71-4Gases (petroleum), catalytic-cracked gas oil depropanizer bottoms, C4-rich acid-free.
68477-72-5Gases (petroleum), catalytic-cracked naphtha debutanizer bottoms, C3-5-rich.
68477-73-6Gases (petroleum), catalytic cracked naphtha depropanizer overhead, C3-rich acid-free.
68477-74-7Gases (petroleum), catalytic cracker.
68477-75-8Gases (petroleum), catalytic cracker, C1-5-rich.
68477-76-9Gases (petroleum), catalytic polymd. naphtha stabilizer overhead, C2-4-rich.
68477-77-0Gases (petroleum), catalytic reformed naphtha stripper overheads.
68477-79-2Gases (petroleum), catalytic reformer, C1-4-rich.
68477-80-5Gases (petroleum), C6-8 catalytic reformer recycle.
68477-81-6Gases (petroleum), C6-8 catalytic reformer.
68477-82-.7Gases (petroleum), C6-8 catalytic reformer recycle, hydrogen-rich.
68477-83-8Gases (petroleum), C3-5 olefinic-paraffinic alkylation feed.
68477-84-9Gases (petroleum), C2-return stream.
68477-85-0Gases (petroleum), C4-rich.
68477-86-1.Gases (petroleum), deethanizer overheads.
68477-87-2.Gases (petroleum), deisobutanizer tower overheads.
68477-88-3Gases (petroleum), deethanizer overheads, C3-rich.
68477-89-4Distillates (petroleum), depentanizer overheads.
68477-90-7Gases (petroleum), depropanizer dry, propene-rich.
68477-91-8Gases (petroleum), depropanizer overheads.
68477-92-9Gases (petroleum), dry sour, gas-concentration concn.-unit-off.
68477-93-0Gases (petroleum), gas concn. reabsorber distn.
68477-94-1Gases (petroleum), gas recovery plant depropanizer overheads
68477-95-2Gases (petroleum), Girbatol unit feed.
68477-96-3Gases (petroleum), hydrogen absorber off.
68477-97-4Gases (petroleum), hydrogen-rich.
68477-98-5Gases (petroleum), hydrotreater blend oil recycle, hydrogen-nitrogen rich.
68477-99-6Gases (petroleum), isomerized naphtha fractionater, C4-rich, hydrogen sulfide-free.
68478-00-2Gases (petroleum), recycle, hydrogen-rich.
68478-01-3Gases (petroleum), reformer make-up, hydrogen-rich.
68478-02-4Gases (petroleum), reforming hydrotreater.
68478-03-5Gases (petroleum), reforming hydrotreater, hydrogen-methane-rich.
68478-04-6Gases (petroleum), reforming hydrotreater make-up, hydrogen-rich.
68478-05-7Gases (petroleum), thermal cracking distn.
68478-08-0Naphtha (petroleum), light steam-cracked, C5-fraction, oligomer conc.
68478-10-4Naphtha (petroleum), light steam-cracked, debenzenized, C8-16-cycloalkadiene conc.
68478-12-6Residues (petroleum), butane splitter bottoms.
68478-13-7Residues (petroleum), catalytic reformer fractionator residue distn.
68478-15-9Residues (petroleum), C6-8 catalytic reformer.
68478-16-0Residual oils (petroleum), deisobutanizer tower.
68478-17-1Residues (petroleum), heavy coker gas oil and vacuum gas oil.
68478-18-2Residues (petroleum), heavy olefin vacuum.
68478-19-3Residual oils (petroleum), propene purifn. splitter.
68478-20-6Residues (petroleum), steam-cracked petroleum distillates cyclopentadiene conc., C4-cyclopentadiene-free.
68478-22-8Tail gas (petroleum), catalytic cracked naphtha stabilization absorber.
68478-24-0Tail gas (petroleum), catalytic cracker, catalytic reformer and hydrodesulfurizer combined fractionater.
68478-25-1Tail gas (petroleum), catalytic cracker refractionation absorber.
68478-26-2Tail gas (petroleum), catalytic reformed naphtha fractionation stabilizer.
68478-27-3Tail gas (petroleum), catalytic reformed naphtha separator.
68478-28-4Tail gas (petroleum), catalytic reformed naphtha stabilizer.
68478-29-5Tail gas (petroleum), cracked distillate hydrotreater separator.
68478-30-8Tail gas (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized straight-run naphtha separator.
68478-31-9Tail gas (petroleum), isomerized naphtha fractionates, hydrogen sulfide-free.
68478-32-0Tail gas (petroleum), saturate gas plant mixed stream, C4-rich.
68478-33-1Tail gas (petroleum), saturate gas recovery plant, C1-2-rich.
68478-34-2Tail gas (petroleum), vacuum residues thermal cracker.
68512-61-8Residues (petroleum), heavy coker and light vacuum.
68512-62-9Residues (petroleum), light vacuum.
68512-78-7Solvent naphtha (petroleum), light arom., hydrotreated.
68512-91-4Hydrocarbons, C3-4-rich, petroleum distillates.
68513-02-0Naphtha (petroleum), full-range coker.
68513-03-1Naphtha (petroleum), light catalytic reformed, arom.-free.
68513-11-1Fuel gases, hydrotreater fractionation, scrubbed.
68513-12-2Fuel gases, saturate gas unit fractionater-absorber overheads.
68513-13-3Fuel gases, thermal cracked catalytic cracking residue.
68513-14-4Gases (petroleum), catalytic reformed straight-run naphtha stabilizer overheads.
68513-15-5Gases (petroleum), full-range straight-run naphtha dehexanizer off.
68513-16-6Gases (petroleum), hydrocracking depropanizer off, hydrocarbon-rich.
68513-17-7Gases (petroleum), light straight-run naphtha stabilizer off.
68513-18-8Gases (petroleum), reformer effluent high-pressure flash drum off.
68513-19-9Gases (petroleum), reformer effluent low-pressure flash drum off.
68513-62-2Disulfides, C5-12-alkyl.
68513-63-3Distillates (petroleum), catalytic reformed straight-run naphtha overheads.
68513-65-5Butane, branched and linear.
68513-66-6Residues (petroleum), alkylation splitter, C4-rich.
68513-67-7Residues (petroleum), cyclooctadiene bottoms.
68513-68-8Residues (petroleum), deethanizer tower.
68513-69-9Residues (petroleum), steam-cracked light.
68513-74-6Waste gases, ethylene oxide absorber-reactor.
68514-15-8Gasoline, vapor-recovery.
68514-29-4Hydrocarbons, amylene feed debutanizer overheads non-extractable raffinates.
68514-31-8Hydrocarbons, C1-4.
68514-32-9Hydrocarbons, C10 and C12, olefin-rich.
68514-33-0Hydrocarbons, C12 and C14, olefin-rich.
68514-34-1Hydrocarbons, C9-14, ethylene-manuf.-by-product.
68514-35-2Hydrocarbons, C14-30, olefin-rich.
68514-36-3Hydrocarbons, C1-4, sweetened.
68514-37-4Hydrocarbons, C4-5-unsatd..
68514-38-5Hydrocarbons, C4-10-unsatd..
68514-39-6Naphtha (petroleum), light steam-cracked, isoprene-rich.
68514-79-4Petroleum products, hydrofiner-powerformer reformates.
68515-25-3Benzene, C1-9-alkyl derivs.
68515-26-4Benzene, di-C12-14-alkyl derivs.
68515-27-5Benzene, di-C10-14-alkyl derivs., fractionation overheads, heavy ends.
68515-28-6Benzene, di-C10-14-alkyl derivs., fractionation overheads, light ends.
68515-29-7Benzene, di-C10-14-alkyl derivs., fractionation overheads, middle cut.
68515-30-0Benzene, mono-C20-48-alkyl derivs.
68515-32-2Benzene, mono-C12-14-alkyl derivs., fractionation bottoms.
68515-33-3Benzene, mono-C10-12-alkyl derivs., fractionation bottoms, heavy ends.
68515-34-4Benzene, mono-C12-14-alkyl derivs., fractionation bottoms, heavy ends.
68515-35-5Benzene, mono-C10-12-alkyl derivs., fractionation bottoms, light ends.
68515-36-6Benzene, mono-C12-14-alkyl derivs., fractionation bottoms, light ends.
68516-20-1Naphtha (petroleum), steam-cracked middle arom.
68526-52-3Alkenes, C6.
68526-53-4Alkenes, C6-8, C7-rich.
68526-54-5Alkenes, C7-9, C8-rich.
68526-55-6Alkenes, C8-10, C9-rich.
68526-56-7Alkenes, C9-11, C10-rich.
68526-57-8Alkenes, C10-12, C11-rich.
68526-58-9Alkenes, C11-13, C12-rich.
68526-77-2Aromatic hydrocarbons, ethane cracking scrubber effluent and flare drum.
68526-99-8Alkenes, C6-9 .alpha.-.
68527-00-4Alkenes, C8-9 .alpha.-.
68527-11-7Alkenes, C5.
68527-13-9Gases (petroleum), acid, ethanolamine scrubber.
68527-14-0Gases (petroleum), methane-rich off.
68527-15-1Gases (petroleum), oil refinery gas distn. off.
68527-16-2Hydrocarbons, C1-3.
68527-18-4Gas oils (petroleum), steam-cracked.
68527-19-5Hydrocarbons, C1-4, debutanizer fraction.
68527-21-9Naphtha (petroleum), clay-treated full-range straight-run.
68527-22-0Naphtha (petroleum), clay-treated light straight-run.
68527-23-1Naphtha (petroleum), light steam-cracked arom.
68527-26-4Naphtha (petroleum), light steam-cracked, debenzenized.
68527-27-5Naphtha (petroleum), full-range alkylate, butane-contg.
68553-00-4Fuel oil, no. 6.
68553-14-0Hydrocarbons, C8-11.
68602-79-9Distillates (petroleum), benzene unit hydrotreater dipentanizer overheads.
68602-81-3Distillates, hydrocarbon resin prodn. higher boiling.
68602-82-4Gases (petroleum), benzene unit hydrotreater depentenizer overheads.
68602-83-5Gases (petroleum), C1-5, wet.
68602-84-6Gases (petroleum), secondary absorber off, fluidized catalytic cracker overheads fractionater.
68602-96-0Distillates (petroleum), oxidized light, strong acid components, compds. with diethanolamine.
68602-97-1Distillates (petroleum), oxidized light, strong acid components, sodium salts.
68602-98-2Distillates (petroleum), oxidized light, strong acid components.
68602-99-3Distillates (petroleum), oxidized light, strong acid-free.
68603-00-9Distillates (petroleum), thermal cracked naphtha and gas oil.
68603-01-0Distillates (petroleum), thermal cracked naphtha and gas oil, C5-dimer-contg.
68603-02-1Distillates (petroleum), thermal cracked naphtha and gas oil, dimerized.
68603-03-2Distillates (petroleum), thermal cracked naphtha and gas oil, extractive.
68603-08-7Naphtha (petroleum), arom.- contg.
68603-09-8Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, calcium salts.
68603-10-1Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, Me esters, barium salts.
68603-11-2Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, Me esters, calcium salts.
68603-12-3Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, Me esters, sodium salts.
68603-13-4Petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized, ester with sorbitol.
68603-14-5Residual oils (petroleum), oxidized, calcium salts.
68603-31-6Alkenes, C10, tert-amylene concentrator by-product.
68603-32-7Alkenes, C15-20 .alpha.-, isomerized.
68606-09-7Fuel gases, expander off.
68606-10-0Gasoline, pyrolysis, debutanizer bottoms.
68606-11-1Gasoline, straight-run, topping-plant.
68606-24-6Hydrocarbons, C4, butene concentrator by-product.
68606-25-7Hydrocarbons, C2-4.
68606-26-8Hydrocarbons, C3.
68606-27-9Gases (petroleum), alkylation feed.
68606-28-0Hydrocarbons, C5 and C10-aliph. and C6-8-arom.
68606-31-5Hydrocarbons, C3-5, butadiene purification (purifn.) by-product.
68606-34-8Gases (petroleum), depropanizer bottoms fractionation off.
68606-36-0Hydrocarbons, C5-unsatd. rich, isoprene purifn. by-product.
68607-11-4Petroleum products, refinery gases.
68607-30-7Residues (petroleum), topping plant, low-sulfur.
68608-56-0Waste gases, from carbon black manuf.
68647-60-9Hydrocarbons, C>4.
68647-61-0Hydrocarbons, C4-5, tert-amylene concentrator by-product.
68647-62-1Hydrocarbons, C4-5, butene concentrator by-product, sour.
68650-36-2Aromatic hydrocarbons, C8, o-xylene-lean.
68650-37-3Paraffin waxes (petroleum), oxidized, sodium salts.
68782-97-8Distillates (petroleum), hydrofined lubricating-oil.
68782-98-9Extracts (petroleum), clarified oil solvent, condensed-ring-arom.-contg.
68782-99-0Extracts (petroleum), heavy clarified oil solvent, condensed-ring-arom.-contg.
68783-00-6Extracts (petroleum), heavy naphthenic distillate solvent, arom. conc.
68783-01-7Extracts (petroleum), heavy naphthenic distillate solvent, paraffinic conc.
68783-02-8Extracts (petroleum), intermediate clarified oil solvent, condensed-ring-arom.-contg.
68783-04-0Extracts (petroleum), solvent-refined heavy paraffinic distillate solvent.
68783-05-1Gases (petroleum), ammonia-hydrogen sulfide, water-satd.
68783-06-2Gases (petroleum), hydrocracking low-pressure separator.
68783-07-3Gases (petroleum), refinery blend.
68783-08-4Gas oils (petroleum), heavy atmospheric.
68783-09-5Naphtha (petroleum), catalytic cracked light distd.
68783-12-0Naphtha (petroleum), unsweetened.
68783-13-1Residues (petroleum), coker scrubber, condensed-ring-arom.-contg.
68783-15-3Alkenes, C6-7 .alpha.-.
68783-61-9Fuel gases, refinery, sweetened.
68783-62-0Fuel gases, refinery, unsweetened.
68783-64-2Gases (petroleum), catalytic cracking.
68783-65-3Gases (petroleum), C2-4, sweetened.
68783-66-4Naphtha (petroleum), light, sweetened.
68814-47-1Waste gases, refinery vent.
68814-67-5Gases (petroleum), refinery.
68814-87-9Distillates (petroleum), full-range straight-run middle.
68814-89-1Extracts (petroleum), heavy paraffinic distillates, solvent-deasphalted.
68814-90-4Gases (petroleum), platformer products separator off.
68814-91-5Alkenes, C5-9 .alpha.-.
68855-57-2Alkenes, C6-12 .alpha.-.
68855-58-3Alkenes, C10-16 .alpha.-.
68855-59-4Alkenes, C14-18 .alpha.-.
68855-60-7Alkenes, C14-20 .alpha.-.
68911-58-0Gases (petroleum), hydrotreated sour kerosine depentanizer stabilizer off.
68911-59-1Gases (petroleum), hydrotreated sour kerosine flash drum.
68915-96-8Distillates (petroleum), heavy straight-run.
68915-97-9Gas oils (petroleum), straight-run, high-boiling.
68918-69-4Petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized, zinc salt.
68918-73-0Residues (petroleum), clay-treating filter wash.
68918-93-4Paraffin waxes and Hydrocarbon waxes, oxidized, alkali metal salts.
68918-98-9Fuel gases, refinery, hydrogen sulfide-free.
68918-99-0Gases (petroleum), crude oil fractionation off.
68919-00-6Gases (petroleum), dehexanizer off.
68919-01-7Gases (petroleum), distillate unifiner desulfurization stripper off.
68919-02-8Gases (petroleum), fluidized catalytic cracker fractionation off.
68919-03-9Gases (petroleum), fluidized catalytic cracker scrubbing secondary absorber off.
68919-04-0Gases (petroleum), heavy distillate hydrotreater desulfurization stripper off.
68919-05-1Gases (petroleum), light straight run gasoline fractionation stabilizer off.
68919-06-2Gases (petroleum), naphtha unifiner desulfurization stripper off.
68919-07-3Gases (petroleum), platformer stabilizer off, light ends fractionation.
68919-08-4Gases (petroleum), preflash tower off, crude distn.
68919-09-5Gases (petroleum), straight-run naphtha catalytic reforming off.
68919-10-8Gases (petroleum), straight-run stabilizer off.
68919-11-9Gases (petroleum), tar stripper off.
68919-12-0Gases (petroleum), unifiner stripper off.
68919-15-3Hydrocarbons, C6-12, benzene-recovery.
68919-16-4Hydrocarbons, catalytic alkylation, by-products, C3-6.
68919-17-5Hydrocarbons, C12-20, catalytic alkylation by-products.
68919-19-7Gases (petroleum), fluidized catalytic cracker splitter residues.
68919-20-0Gases (petroleum), fluidized catalytic cracker splitter overheads.
68919-37-9Naphtha (petroleum), full-range reformed.
68920-06-9Hydrocarbons, C7-9.
68920-07-0Hydrocarbons, C
68920-64-9Disulfides, di-C1-2-alkyl.
68921-07-3Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated light catalytic cracked.
68921-08-4Distillates (petroleum), light straight-run gasoline fractionation stabilizer overheads.
68921-09-5Distillates (petroleum), naphtha unifiner stripper.
68921-67-5Hydrocarbons, ethylene-manuf.-by-product distn. residues.
68952-76-1Gases (petroleum), catalytic cracked naphtha debutanizer.
68952-77-2Tail gas (petroleum), catalytic cracked distillate and naphtha stabilizer.
68952-78-3Tail gas (petroleum), catalytic hydrodesulfurized distillate fractionation stabilizer, hydrogen sulfide-free.
68952-79-4Tail gas (petroleum), catalytic hydrodesulfurized naphtha separator.
68952-80-7Tail gas (petroleum), straight-run naphtha hydrodesulfurizer.
68952-81-8Tail gas (petroleum), thermal-cracked distillate, gas oil and naphtha absorber.
68952-82-9Tail gas (petroleum), thermal cracked hydrocarbon fractionation stabilizer, petroleum coking.
68953-80-0Benzene, mixed with toluene, dealkylation product.
68955-27-1Distillates (petroleum), petroleum residues vacuum.
68955-28-2Gases (petroleum), light steam-cracked, butadiene conc.
68955-31-7Gases (petroleum), butadiene process, inorg.
68955-32-8Natural gas, substitute, steam-reformed desulfurized naphtha.
68955-33-9Gases (petroleum), sponge absorber off, fluidized catalytic cracker and gas oil desulfurizer overhead fractionation.
68955-34-0Gases (petroleum), straight-run naphtha catalytic reformer stabilizer overhead.
68955-35-1Naphtha (petroleum), catalytic reformed.
68955-36-2Residues (petroleum), steam-cracked, resinous.
68955-76-0Aromatic hydrocarbons, C9-16, biphenyl deriv.-rich.
68955-96-4Disulfides, dialkyl and di-Ph, naphtha sweetening.
68956-47-8Fuel oil, isoprene reject absorption.
68956-48-9Fuel oil, residual, wastewater skimmings.
68956-52-5Hydrocarbons, C4-8.
68956-54-7Hydrocarbons, C4-unsatd.
68956-55-8Hydrocarbons, C5-unsatd.
68956-70-7Petroleum products, C5-12, reclaimed, wastewater treatment.
68988-79-4Benzene, C10-12-alkyl derivs., distn. residues.
68988-99-8Phenols, sodium salts, mixed with sulfur compounds, gasoline alk. scrubber residues.
68989-88-8Gases (petroleum), crude distn. and catalytic cracking.
68990-35-2Distillates (petroleum), arom., hydrotreated, dicyclopentadiene-rich.
68991-49-1Alkanes, C10-13, arom.-free desulfurized.
68991-50-4Alkanes, C14-17, arom.-free desulfurized.
68991-51-5Alkanes, C10-13, desulfurized.
68991-52-6Alkenes, C10-16.
69013-21-4Fuel oil, pyrolysis.
69029-75-0Oils, reclaimed.
69430-33-7Hydrocarbons, C6-30.
70024-88-3Ethene, thermal cracking products.
70528-71-1Distillates (petroleum), heavy distillate solvent ext. heart-cut.
70528-72-2Distillates (petroleum), heavy distillate solvent ext. vacuum overheads.
70528-73-3Residues (petroleum), heavy distillate solvent ext. vacuum.
70592-76-6Distillates (petroleum), intermediate vacuum.
70592-77-7Distillates (petroleum), light vacuum.
70592-78-8Distillates (petroleum), vacuum.
70592-79-9Residues (petroleum), atm. tower, light.
70693-00-4Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, sodium salts.
70693-06-0Aromatic hydrocarbons, C9-11.
70913-85-8Residues (petroleum), solvent-extd. vacuum distilled atm. residuum.
70913-86-9Alkanes, C18-70.
70955-08-7Alkanes, C4-6.
70955-09-8Alkenes, C13-14 .alpha.-.
70955-10-1Alkenes, C15-18 .alpha.-.
70955-17-8Aromatic hydrocarbons, C12-20.
71243-66-8Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), clay-treated, microcryst., oxidized, potassium salts.
71302-82-4Hydrocarbons, C5-8, houdry butadiene manuf. by-product.
71329-37-8Residues (petroleum), catalytic cracking depropanizer, C4-rich.
71808-30-5Tail gas (petroleum), thermal cracking absorber.
72230-71-8Distillates (petroleum), cracked steam-cracked, C5-17 fraction.
72623-83-7Lubricating oils (petroleum), C>25, hydrotreated bright stock-based.
72623-84-8Lubricating oils (petroleum), C15-30, hydrotreated neutral oil-based, contg. solvent deasphalted residual oil.
72623-85-9Lubricating oils (petroleum), C20-50, hydrotreated neutral oil-based, high-viscosity.
72623-86-0Lubricating oils (petroleum), C15-30, hydrotreated neutral oil-based.
72623-87-1Lubricating oils (petroleum), C20-50, hydrotreated neutral oil-based.
73138-65-5Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), oxidized, magnesium salts.
92045-43-7Lubricating oils (petroleum), hydrocracked non-arom. solvent deparaffined.
92045-58-4Naphtha (petroleum), isomerization, C6-fraction.
92062-09-4Slack wax (petroleum), hydrotreated.
93762-80-2Alkenes, C15-18.
98859-55-3Distillates (petroleum), oxidized heavy, compds. with diethanolamine.
98859-56-4Distillates (petroleum), oxidized heavy, sodium salts.
101316-73-8Lubricating oils (petroleum), used, non-catalytically refined.
164907-78-2Extracts (petroleum), asphaltene-low vacuum residue solvent.
164907-79-3Residues (petroleum), vacuum, asphaltene-low.
178603-63-9Gas oils (petroleum), vacuum, hydrocracked, hydroisomerized, hydrogenated, C10-25.
178603-64-0Gas oils (petroleum), vacuum, hydrocracked, hydroisomerized, hydrogenated, C15-30, branched and cyclic.
178603-65-1Gas oils (petroleum), vacuum, hydrocracked, hydroisomerized, hydrogenated, C20-40, branched and cyclic.
178603-66-2Gas oils (petroleum), vacuum, hydrocracked, hydroisomerized, hydrogenated, C25-55, branched and cyclic.
212210-93-0Solvent naphtha (petroleum), heavy arom., distn. residues.
221120-39-4Distillates (petroleum), cracked steam-cracked, C5-12 fraction.
445411-73-4Gas oils (petroleum), vacuum, hydrocracked, hydroisomerized, hydrogenated, C10-25, branched and cyclic.

(2) Specific exempted chemical substances – (i) Exemption. EPA has determined that, at this time, the information in § 711.15(b)(4) associated with the chemical substances listed in paragraph (b)(2)(iv) of this section is of low current interest.


(ii) Considerations. In making its determination of whether this partial exemption should apply to a particular chemical substance, EPA will consider the totality of information available for the chemical substance in question, including but not limited to, one or more of the following considerations:


(A) Whether the chemical substance qualifies or has qualified in past IUR or CDR collections for the reporting of the information described in § 711.15(b)(4).


(B) The chemical substance’s chemical and physical properties or potential for persistence, bioaccumulation, health effects, or environmental effects (considered independently or together).


(C) The information needs of EPA, other Federal agencies, Tribes, States, and local governments, as well as members of the public.


(D) The availability of other complementary risk screening information.


(E) The availability of comparable processing and use information.


(F) Whether the potential risks of the chemical substance are adequately managed.


(iii) Amendments. EPA may amend the chemical substance list in paragraph (b)(2)(iv) of this section on its own initiative or in response to a request from the public based on EPA’s determination of whether the information in § 711.15(b)(4) is of low interest.


(A) Any person may request that EPA amend the chemical substance list in Table 2 in paragraph (b)(2)(iv) of this section. Your request must be in writing and must be submitted to the address provided in 40 CFR 700.17(a). Please label your request as follows: Attention: TSCA Chemical Data Reporting – Partial Exemption Request. Requests must identify the chemical substance in question, as well as its CASRN or other chemical identification number as identified in § 711.15(b)(3)(i), and must contain a written rationale for the request that provides sufficient specific information, addressing the considerations listed in § 711.6(b)(2)(ii), including cites and relevant documents, to demonstrate to EPA that the collection of the information in § 711.15(b)(4) for the chemical substance in question either is or is not of low current interest. If a request related to a particular chemical substance is resubmitted, any subsequent request must clearly identify new information contained in the request. EPA may request other information that it believes necessary to evaluate the request. EPA will issue a written response to each request within 120 days of receipt of the request, and will maintain copies of these responses in a docket that will be established for each reporting cycle.


(B) As needed, the Agency will initiate rulemaking to make revisions to Table 2 in paragraph (b)(2)(iv) of this section.


(C) To assist EPA in reaching a decision regarding a particular request prior to a given principal reporting year, requests must be submitted to EPA no later than 12 months prior to the start of the next principal reporting year.


(iv) List of chemical substances. EPA has designated the chemical substances listed in Table 2 of this paragraph by CASRN, as partially exempt from reporting under the CDR.


Table 2 – CASRN of Partially Exempt Chemical Substances

CASRN
Chemical
50-70-4D-glucitol.
50-81-7L-ascorbic acid.
50-99-7D-glucose.
56-81-51,2,3-Propanetriol.
56-87-1L-lysine.
57-48-7D-fructose.
57-50-1.alpha.-D-Glucopyranoside, .beta.-D-fructofuranosyl.
58-95-72H-1-Benzopyran-6-ol, 3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-[(4R,8R)-4,8,12- trimethyltridecyl]-, acetate, (2R)-.
59-02-92H-1-Benzopyran-6-ol, 3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-[(4R,8R)-4,8,12- trimethyltridecyl]-, (2R)-.
59-51-8Methionine.
68-04-21,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, sodium salt (1:3).
69-65-8D-mannitol.
77-92-91,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-.
87-79-6L-sorbose.
87-99-0Xylitol.
96-10-6Aluminum, chlorodiethyl-.
97-93-8Aluminum, triethyl-.
100-99-2Aluminum, tris(2-methylpropyl)-.
123-94-4Octadecanoic acid, 2,3-dihydroxypropyl ester.
124-38-9Carbon dioxide.
137-08-6.beta.-Alanine, N-[(2R)-2,4-dihydroxy-3,3-dimethyl-1-oxobutyl]-, calcium alt (2:1).
142-47-2L-glutamic acid, monosodium salt.
150-30-1Phenylalanine.
504-63-21,3-Propanediol.
563-43-9Aluminum, dichloroethyl-.
866-84-21,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, potassium salt (1:3).
1070-00-4Aluminum, trioctyl-.
1116-70-7Aluminum, tributyl-.
1116-73-0Aluminum, trihexyl-.
1191-15-7Aluminum, hydrobis(2-methylpropyl)-.
1317-65-3Limestone.
1333-74-0Hydrogen.
1592-23-0Octadecanoic acid, calcium salt.
7440-37-1Argon.
7440-44-0Carbon.
7727-37-9Nitrogen.
7782-42-5Graphite.
7782-44-7Oxygen.
8001-21-6Sunflower oil.
8001-22-7Soybean oil.
8001-23-8Safflower oil.
8001-26-1Linseed oil.
8001-29-4Cottonseed oil.
8001-30-7Corn oil.
8001-31-8Coconut oil.
8001-78-3Castor oil, hydrogenated.
8001-79-4Castor oil.
8002-03-7Peanut oil.
8002-13-9Rape oil.
8002-43-5Lecithins.
8002-75-3Palm oil.
8006-54-0Lanolin.
8013-07-8Soybean oil, epoxidized.
8016-28-2Lard, oil.
8016-70-4Soybean oil, hydrogenated.
8021-99-6Charcoal, bone.
8023-79-8Oils, palm kernel.
8029-43-4Syrups, hydrolyzed starch.
11103-57-4Vitamin A.
12075-68-2Aluminum, di-.mu.-chlorochlorotriethyldi-.
12542-85-7Aluminum, trichlorotrimethyldi-.
16291-96-6Charcoal.
26836-47-5D-glucitol, monooctadecanoate.
61788-61-2Fatty acids, tallow, methyl esters.
61789-44-4Fatty acids, castor-oil.
61789-97-7Tallow.
61789-99-9Lard.
64147-40-6Castor oil, dehydrated.
64755-01-7Fatty acids, tallow, calcium salts.
65996-63-6Starch, acid-hydrolyzed.
65996-64-7Starch, enzyme-hydrolyzed.
66071-94-1Corn, steep liquor.
67701-01-3Fatty acids, C12-18.
67762-26-9Fatty acids, C14-18 and C16-18 unsaturated, methyl esters.
67762-38-3Fatty acids, C16-18 and C-18 unsaturated, methyl esters.
67784-80-9Soybean oil, methyl esters.
68002-85-7Fatty acids, C14-22 and C16-22-unsatd.
68131-37-3Syrups, hydrolyzed starch, dehydrated.
68188-81-8Grease, poultry.
68308-36-1Soybean meal.
68308-54-3Glycerides, tallow mono-, di- and tri-, hydrogenated.
68334-00-9Cottonseed oil, hydrogenated.
68334-28-1Fats and glyceridic oils, vegetable, hydrogenated.
68409-76-7Bone meal, steamed.
68424-45-3Fatty acids, linseed-oil.
68424-61-3Glycerides, C16-18 and C18-unsatd. mono- and di-.
68425-17-2Syrups, hydrolyzed starch, hydrogenated
68439-86-1Bone, ash.
68442-69-3Benzene, mono-C10-14-alkyl derivs.
68476-78-8Molasses.
68514-27-2Grease, catch basin.
68514-74-9Palm oil, hydrogenated.
68525-87-1Corn oil, hydrogenated.
68648-87-3Benzene, C10-16-alkyl derivs.
68918-42-3Soaps, stocks, soya.
68952-94-3Soaps, stocks, vegetable-oil.
68956-68-3Fats and glyceridic oils, vegetable.
68989-98-0Fats and glyceridic oils, vegetable, residues.
70131-50-9Bentonite, acid-leached.
73138-67-7Lard, hydrogenated.
120962-03-0Canola oil.
129813-58-7Benzene, mono-C10-13-alkyl derivs.
129813-59-8Benzene, mono-C12-14-alkyl derivs.
129813-60-1Benzene, mono-C14-16-alkyl derivs.
129828-16-6Fatty acids, canola oil, methyl esters.
515152-40-6Fatty acids, corn oil, methyl esters.

[76 FR 54933, Sept. 6, 2011, as amended at 79 FR 35098, June 19, 2014; 79 FR 66658, Nov. 10, 2014; 81 FR 17395, Mar. 29, 2016; 85 FR 20138, Apr. 9, 2020]


§ 711.8 Persons who must report.

Except as provided in §§ 711.9 and 711.10, the following persons are subject to the requirements of this part. Persons must determine whether they must report under this section for each chemical substance that they manufacture (including import) at an individual site.


(a) Persons subject to recurring reporting. Any person who manufactured (including imported) for commercial purposes 25,000 lb (11,340 kg) or more of a chemical substance described in § 711.5 at any single site owned or controlled by that person during any calendar year since the last principal reporting year.


(b) Exceptions. Any person who manufactured (including imported) for commercial purposes any chemical substance that is the subject of a rule proposed or promulgated under TSCA section 5(a)(2), 5(b)(4), or 6, or is the subject of an order in effect under TSCA section 4, 5(e) or 5(f), or is the subject of relief that has been granted under a civil action under TSCA sections 5 or 7 is subject to reporting as described in § 711.8(a), except that the applicable production volume threshold is 2,500 lb (1,134 kg).


[76 FR 54933, Sept. 6, 2011, as amended at 85 FR 20139, Apr. 9, 2020]


§ 711.9 Persons not subject to this part.

A person described in § 711.8 is not subject to the requirements of this part if that person qualifies as a small manufacturer or small government as those terms are defined in 40 CFR 704.3. Notwithstanding this exclusion, a person who qualifies as a small manufacturer or small government is subject to this part with respect to any chemical substance that is the subject of a rule proposed or promulgated under TSCA section 4, 5(b)(4), or 6, or is the subject of an order in effect under TSCA section 4 or 5(e), or is the subject of relief that has been granted under a civil action under TSCA section 5 or 7.


[85 FR 20139, Apr. 9, 2020]


§ 711.10 Activities for which reporting is not required.

A person described in § 711.8 is not subject to the requirements of this part with respect to any chemical substance described in § 711.5, when:


(a) The person manufactured or imported the chemical substance solely in small quantities for research and development.


(b) The person imported the chemical substance as part of an article.


(c) The person manufactured the chemical substance in a manner described in 40 CFR 720.30(g) or (h).


(d) The person manufactured the chemical substance in any of the following manners:


(1) Byproduct substances listed in paragraph (i) of this section for the following manufacturing processes, when recycled or otherwise used within a site-limited, physically enclosed system that is part of the same overall manufacturing process from which the byproduct substance was generated, and when the site is reporting the byproduct or a different chemical substance that was manufactured from the recycled byproduct or manufactured in the same overall manufacturing process:


(i) List of processes and certain related byproduct substances. (A) Portland Cement Manufacturing (i.e., CASRN 68475-76-3, Flue dust, portland cement).


(B) Kraft Pulping Process (i.e., CASRN 66071-92-9, Sulfite liquors and Cooking liquors, spent; CASRN 68514-09-0, Sulfite liquors and Cooking liquors, spent, oxidized; and CASRN 471-34-1, Carbonic acid calcium salt (1:1)).


(ii) Amendments. EPA may amend the exemptions list in paragraph (d)(1)(i) of this section on its own initiative or in response to a request from the public based on EPA’s determination of whether the byproduct substance and process described meet the criteria explained in this paragraph (d)(1), based on the requirements and considerations listed in paragraphs (d)(1)(ii)(B) and (C) of this section.


(A) Any person may request that EPA amend the chemical substance list in paragraph (d)(1)(i) of this section. Your request must be in writing and must be submitted to the address provided in 40 CFR 700.17(a). Please label your request as follows: Attention: TSCA Chemical Data Reporting – Byproduct Exemption Request. Requests must identify the manufacturing process and byproduct chemical substance in question, as well as its CASRN or other chemical identification number as identified in 40 CFR 711.15(b)(3)(i), and must contain a written rationale for the request that provides sufficient specific information, addressing the requirements and considerations listed in paragraphs (d)(1)(ii)(B) and (C) of this section, including citations and relevant documents, to demonstrate to EPA that the byproduct substance and process in question either does or does not meet the criteria explained in this paragraph (d)(1). If a request related to a particular byproduct substance and process is resubmitted, any subsequent request must clearly identify new information contained in the request. EPA may request other information that it believes necessary to evaluate the request. EPA will issue a written response to each request within 120 days of receipt of the request and will maintain copies of these responses in a docket that will be established for each reporting cycle.


(B) In making its determination whether this exemption should apply to a particular manufacturing process and related byproduct substance, the following two requirements must be met:


(1) The byproduct substance is recycled or otherwise used to manufacture another chemical substance within an enclosed system, within the same overall manufacturing process, and on the same site as that byproduct was originally manufactured.


(2) The site is reporting under CDR other chemical substances, in particular a chemical substance other than the byproduct substance that was manufactured from the byproduct or manufactured in the same overall manufacturing process.


(C) In addition to the requirements in paragraph (d)(1)(ii)(B) of this section, EPA will consider the totality of information available for the process and related byproduct substance in question, including but not limited to, one or both of the following considerations:


(1) Whether EPA has a current interest in the byproduct substance.


(2) Whether the byproduct substance must have already been reported under CDR, or would be expected to be reported if not exempted by this exemption.


(D) After granting a petition, the Agency will initiate rulemaking to make revisions to the list of substances in paragraph (d)(1)(i) of this section.


(E) To assist EPA in reaching a decision regarding a particular request prior to a given principal reporting year, requests must be submitted to EPA no later than 12 months prior to the start of the next principal reporting year.


(2) A quantity of the byproduct that is manufactured solely in the following equipment when it is not integral to the chemical manufacturing processes of the site:


(i) Pollution control equipment.


(ii) Boilers used to generate heat or electricity for that site.


[85 FR 20139, Apr. 9, 2020]


§ 711.15 Reporting information to EPA.

Any person who must report under this part, as described in § 711.8, must submit the information described in this section for each chemical substance described in § 711.5 that the person manufactured (including imported) for commercial purposes in an amount of 25,000 lb (11,340 kg) or more (or in an amount of 2,500 lb (1,134 kg) or more for chemical substances subject to the rules, orders, or actions described in § 711.8(b)) at any one site during any calendar year since the last principal reporting year (e.g., for the 2020 submission period, consider calendar years 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, because 2015 was the last principal reporting year). The principal reporting year for each submission period is the previous calendar year (e.g., the principal reporting year for the 2020 submission period is calendar year 2019). For all submission periods, a separate report must be submitted for each chemical substance at each site for which the submitter is required to report. A submitter of information under this part must report information as described in this section to the extent that such information is known to or reasonably ascertainable by that person.


(a) Reporting information to EPA. Any person who reports information to EPA must complete a Form U using the e-CDRweb reporting tool provided by EPA at the address set forth in § 711.35. The submission must include all information described in paragraph (b) of this section. Persons must submit the chemical reports on a separate single Form U for each site for which the person is required to report. The e-CDRweb reporting tool is described in the instructions available from EPA at the website set forth in § 711.35.


(b) Information to be reported. The information described in paragraphs (b)(1) through (4) of this section must be reported for each chemical substance manufactured (including imported) in an amount of 25,000 lb (11,340 kg) or more (or in an amount of 2,500 lb (1,134 kg) or more for chemical substances subject to the rules, orders, or actions described in § 711.8(b)) at any one site during any calendar year since the last principal reporting year. The requirement to report information described in paragraph (b)(4) of this section is subject to exemption as described in § 711.6.


(1) A certification statement signed and dated by an authorized official of the submitter company. The authorized official must certify that the submitted information has been completed in compliance with the requirements of this part and that the confidentiality claims made on the Form U are true and correct. The certification must be signed and dated by the authorized official for the submitter company, and provide that person’s name, official title, and email address.


(2) Company and site information. The following currently correct parent company and site information at the date of CDR submission must be reported for each site at which a reportable chemical substance is manufactured (including imported) above the applicable production volume threshold, as described in this section (see § 711.3 for the “site” for importers and special situations).


(i) The legal name, address, and Dun and Bradstreet D-U-N-S® (D&B) number for the highest-level parent company located in the United States and, if one exists, for the highest-level foreign-based parent company. A submitter under this part must obtain a D&B number for the parent company if none exists and must report using the standardized conventions for the naming of a parent company as provided in the CDR Instructions for Reporting identified in § 711.35.


(ii) The name of a person who will serve as technical contact for the submitter company who will be able to answer questions about the information submitted by the company to EPA, and that technical contact person’s full mailing address, telephone number, and email address.


(iii) The legal name and full street address of each site. A submitter under this part must include the appropriate D&B number for each site reported, and the county or parish (or other jurisdictional indicator) in which the site is located. A submitter under this part must obtain a D&B number for the site reported if none exists. For a co-manufacturing situation in which the contracting company initiates the report, the contracting company must report both the site controlling the contract and the producing company’s site information.


(iv) The six-digit NAICS code for the site. A submitter under this part must include the appropriate six-digit NAICS code for each site reported.


(3) Chemical-specific information. The following chemical-specific information must be reported for each reportable chemical substance manufactured (including imported) above the applicable production volume threshold, as described in paragraph (b) of this section:


(i) The specific, currently correct CA Index name as used to list the chemical substance on the TSCA Inventory and the correct corre