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After a decade of trying, the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) now has in effect a final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) information gathering rule focusing on nanoscale materials. This article explains the final
rule, what stakeholders are required to do, and by when.
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EPA has for years tried to obtain information on chemicals deemed
"existing" under TSCA, yet manufactured at the nanoscale. As has
been noted many times, some chemical substances and materials exhibit
"size dependent" properties and/or
functionalities at the nanoscale (1100 nanometers) that are dissimilar
to properties and/or functionalities
exhibited by the same substances and
materials at the bulk (conventional)
scale. EPA has stated, correctly, that it
needs information on these existing
nanoscale materials to ensure that
the products that contain them, and
the conditions of their manufacture
and/or processing, are safe and unlikely to pose workplace risks or risks
to others in the value chain and to users of these materials.
Most would agree with EPA that it
needs more information. Years ago,
EPA encouraged companies that manufacture, import or process nanoscale
materials voluntarily to report certain information to EPA. As EPA was
unable to obtain the quality or quantity of information it needed, it opted
to deploy its authority under TSCA
Section 8(a). EPA issued a proposed
nanoscale materials reporting rule on
April 6, 2015, that included a one-time
reporting requirement, as well as a
future reporting requirement for any
person who intends to manufacture
or process a reportable substance after the effective date of the final rule.
EPA opened a rulemaking docket,
and convened a public meeting on
June 11, 2015. Concerns expressed by
commenters included the proposed
future reporting requirement, the
vagueness of definitions of "novel"
and "unique" characteristics, "trace"
amounts, the financial burden and the
lack of coordination with other governments, such as Canada.


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