The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 11, 2020, the availability of the latest Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory. EPA states that this biannual update to the public TSCA Inventory is part of its regular posting of non-confidential TSCA Inventory data. According to EPA, this update adds 81 new chemicals, and the Inventory as a whole now contains 86,405 chemicals of which 41,484 are active in U.S commerce. Other updates to the TSCA Inventory include:
- Updates to commercial activity data, or active/inactive status;
- Updated regulatory flags, such as consent orders and significant new use rules (SNUR); and
- Additional unique identifiers.
EPA notes that the TSCA inventory is a list of all existing chemical substances manufactured, processed, or imported in the United States that do not qualify for an exemption or exclusion under TSCA. More information on the TSCA Inventory is available on EPA’s website.