A major regulatory initiative underway is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Inventory Reset. There have not been substantial updates to the existing chemical inventory since the EPA rules were developed under TSCA in 1977 to compile and maintain an inventory of chemical substances in commerce in the United States.
In 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act amended TSCA, assigning the EPA responsibility to update (“reset”) the chemical inventory. This means that details on chemicals currently manufactured in or imported to the United States must be provided. Chemical manufacturers and importers completed the initial phase of the chemical inventory reset in February. Chemical processors have until October 5, 2018, to provide additional feedback to the EPA.
LSPI is complying with the reset and will ensure all reportable, non-exempt substances manufactured or imported by LSPI are listed as “active” on the EPA revised TSCA inventory. We are working closely with our suppliers to verify reportable chemicals used in LSPI products are included in the “active” TSCA inventory and ensure that there are no interruptions in our supply chain.