EPA Regulatory Agenda Item Revised to Remove, Then Add Back TBD Effective Date

Since 20 July 2017, when the Trump Administration published its Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, the entry for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) item (RIN 2070-AJ54) concerning the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) reporting rule for nanoscale materials has been revised at least twice. The Unified Agenda item stated that the final rule effective date is “To Be Determined” (TBD). On 22 July 2017, the timetable in the Unified Agenda entry, which listed the TBD effective date, had been removed. 24 July 2017, the timetable is visible again. The 12 January 2017, final rule requires one-time reporting for existing discrete forms of certain nanoscale materials, and a standing one-time reporting requirement for new discrete forms of certain nanoscale materials. On 12 May 2017, EPA published a Federal Register notice delaying the effective date of the 12 January 2017, rule’s reporting requirements from 12 May 2017, to 14 August 2017. More information regarding the draft guidance on the rule is available: EPA Seeks Comment on Draft Guidance for Nanoscale Materials Reporting Rule. EPA Promulgates Final TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule for Nanoscale Materials.”

Nano & Other Emerging Technologies Blog, 24 July 2017 ;http://nanotech.lawbc.com ;