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Full Fee Schedule for Small Entities
Proposed Fee Category

Proposed Small Business Fee

Test Order

$1,950

Test Rule

$5,900

Enforceable Consent Agreement

$4,600

PMN and Consolidated PMN

$2,800

SNU

$2,800

MCAN and Consolidated MCAN

$2,800

LoREX

$940

LVE

$940

TME

$940

Tier II Exemption

$940

EPA-initiated risk evaluation

$270,000

Manufacturer-requested risk evaluation on a
chemical included in the Work Plan

$1,300,000

Manufacturer-requested risk evaluation on a
chemical NOT included in the Work Plan

$2,600,000

size standard for entities that qualify
as a "small business" concern to $91
million2 and reducing fees for those
companies as shown above.
While appreciative that the EPA
considered small entities in the proposed rule, ILMA had advocated for
an alternative fee schedule for small

businesses that more appropriately
reduces the financial burden.3
Overall, the new authority the EPA
possesses to functionally "tax" the chemical industry to offset the agency's costs
and reduce the need for congressional
appropriations will very likely increase
the costs for a variety of products.

While appreciative that the
EPA considered small
entities in the proposed rule, ILMA had
advocated for an alternative fee schedule
for small businesses."
The agency, hopefully, will lower
some of its fees in the final rule and
more appropriately account for small
businesses; however, the new TSCA
reality remains. The EPA has expanded
statutory authority to collect higher
user fees from industry, and those fees
will likely result in increased operating
costs moving forward.
1 ILMA also highlighted the concern that if fees
are too high for activities such as a PMN review,
the fees could have the unintended consequence of stifling technological innovations
if companies are dissuaded from developing
new products because of the cost.
2 The EPA's proposal is to increase the threshold
to $91 million in average annual sales over the
preceding three years.
3 ILMA also addressed several other aspects of
the proposed rule that are beyond the scope
of this article. To review the full comments, visit
www.ilma.org.

Bryant serves as regulatory
counsel to ILMA through
Bassman, Mitchell, Alfano
& Leiter Chtd.
He may be reached at 202-386-7670
or dbryant@bmalaw.net.

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