Intertek provides chemical regulatory services to meet ongoing demands of TSCA Reform

EPA Proposes Requirements for TSCA Inventory Notification

January 31, 2017

Washington – Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, provides the local regulatory and assurance services integral to supporting global chemical notification strategies including those under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

The recent amendments to TSCA, The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA), require EPA to designate chemical substances on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory as either “active” or “inactive” in U.S. commerce. On January 13, 2017, the EPA published a proposed rule for comment, which outlines the requirements for the electronic notification of chemical substances on the TSCA Inventory that were manufactured or imported for non-exempt commercial purposes during the ten-year period ending on June 21, 2016. This proposed rule is not intended to indicate conclusions about the risk of chemical substances. The “active” and “inactive” designations will be included by EPA on the TSCA Inventory. The comment period will end March 14, 2017.

“The proposed rule outlines some of the details the public needs to prepare for notification, including timing for submittal, who shall submit, and how to protect your confidential business information” states Dr. Rose Passarella, Senior Scientific Regulatory Manager at Intertek. “When this proposed rule is finalized companies will be required to collect, and organize any substances that have been manufactured or imported within the last 10 years. If substances are not designated as “active” EPA will designate them as “inactive” and make them unusable. Companies must be prepared to respond to avoid delays within their supplychain. Our experts are available to interpret and react to these regulatory changes, as we are actively monitoring comments and progress of the TSCA and LCSA.”

Additionally, Intertek is offering a complimentary “play on demand” webinar to address how to handle CBI within TSCA and LCSA. Dr. Passarella, discusses insights gained as a result of her 20 years’ experience in the chemicals industry, and provides a brief overview on the impact of these changes; and the processes required to guide you through the CBI implementation.  To view this webinar, please visit:

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About Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy

Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy has considerable expertise and experience helping companies to understand and comply with the requirements of new chemical notifications. We have provided advice to more than 500 chemical companies and have been directly involved in successfully clearing hundreds of New Substance Notifications.  Intertek’s experts deliver advice and practical solutions through its global network of subject-matter experts focused on delivering expert scientific, toxicological, and regulatory services.


About Intertek

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 40,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. 

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