The Law Library presents the complete text of the Testing of Certain High Production Volume Chemicals (US Environmental Protection Agency Regulation) (EPA) (2018 Edition).
Updated as of May 29, 2018
EPA is promulgating a final rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that requires manufacturers (including importers) and processors of 17 high production volume (HPV) chemicals to conduct acute toxicity, repeat dose toxicity, developmental and reproductive toxicity, genetic toxicity (gene mutations and chromosomal aberrations), ecotoxicity (in fish, Daphnia, and algae), and environmental fate (including 5 tests for physical chemical properties and biodegradation) testing. EPA has determined that each of the 17 chemicals included in this final rule is produced in substantial quantities and that there is or may be substantial human exposure to each of them. Moreover, EPA has determined that there are insufficient data to reasonably determine or predict the effects on health or the environment of the manufacture, distribution in commerce, processing, use, or disposal of the chemicals, or any combination of these activities. EPA has concluded that this testing program is necessary and appropriate for developing such data. Data developed under this final rule will provide critical information about the environmental fate and potential hazards of these chemicals which, when combined with information about exposure and uses, will allow the Agency and others to evaluate potential health and environmental risks and take appropriate actions. Persons who export or intend to export any chemical included in this final rule, regardless of the form in which it is exported, are subject to the export notification requirements of TSCA section 12(b).
This ebook contains:
- The complete text of the Testing of Certain High Production Volume Chemicals (US Environmental Protection Agency Regulation) (EPA) (2018 Edition)
- A dynamic table of content linking to each section
- A table of contents in introduction presenting a general overview of the structure