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Are you prepared for the new fees for TSCA Notifications?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized the user fees for the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as of October 1, 2018.
How does this impact my company?
Section 26 of TSCA gives EPA the necessary authority to collect fees from manufacturers, importers and processors that submit information under Sections 4, 5 and 6(b) of the Act.
What's different today?
The 2016 TSCA amendments under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act enabled EPA to revisit the user fees. Industry will now be subject to the substantially higher fees per TSCA obligation. TSCA Low Volume Exemptions now have a fee of $4,700. Premanufacturing Notifications now have a fee of $16,000. Previously there was no fee for LVE’s and the PMN fee was $2,500. The EPA has also issued new criteria for small manufacturers to allow for lower fees based on the type of industry and # of employees. The rule clarifies that the new fees will apply to all submissions received by EPA starting 1 October 2018. Thus, the fees are now in effect.
Verisk 3E is ready to help your company in providing a strategy for submission of TSCA notifications. Learn all about TSCA during our two-part online TSCA workshop in October! Contact us at tsca@Verisk3E.com for all your TSCA requirements.