EPA will be establishing a negotiated rulemaking committee (the Committee) under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The objective of the Committee is to negotiate a proposed rule that would limit chemical data reporting requirements, under subsection 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), for manufacturers of any inorganic byproducts when such byproducts are subsequently recycled, reused, or reprocessed. This negotiation process is required by TSCA, as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. EPA believes the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule is the only current reporting obligation under TSCA section 8(a) that is likely to affect the manufacturers of inorganic byproduct chemical substances.
EPA is also announcing the two meetings of the Committee, which will be held on June 8-9, 2017 (beginning at 9 a.m.) and on August 16, 2017, 2017 at the William Jefferson Clinton East Building, 1200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington D.C. The public is invited to attend.
A public meeting was held on May 9 – 10, 2017 to exchange information and discuss the process of negotiated rulemaking prior to the establishment of the Committee.
Information about the Committee, including information about attending Committee meetings and meeting agendas, will be posted here: https://www.epa.gov/chemical-