TSCA inventory is a list of all existing chemical substances manufactured, processed, or imported in the U.S. that do not qualify for an exemption or exclusion under TSCA. EPA announces the latest update to the TSCA Inventory on February 3, 2021.

This update adds 152 new chemicals, and the Inventory contains 86,557 chemicals of which 41,864 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 SNURs.

• additional unique identifiers

Updates on Chemical Safety Actions:

EPA ensures the safety of chemicals used by all Americans, thereby protecting human health & the environment.

PBT Final Rules

• EPA released final rules on December 22, 2020 under TSCA Section 6(h) to reduce exposure to five PBT chemicals— 2,4,6-tris(tert-butyl)phenol (2,4,6-TTBP) ; decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE); hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD); pentachlorothiophenol (PCTP); and phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)) & it address toxic chemicals that remain in the environment for long periods of time and build up in the body

• The final rules took effect on February 5, 2021, EPA states that it is aware of concerns about these rules, including implementation issues, that have been raised by a range of stakeholders and may consider additional measures, approaches, or revisions that build upon the steps taken thus far.

Dust Lead Post-Abatement Clearance Level (DLCL) Final Rule

In January 2021, EPA issued the final rule of lower clearance level amount of lead that can remain in the dust on floors and windowsills after lead removal activities (abatement), strengthening lead regulations to protect children’s health. The DLCL final rule goes into effect on March 8, 2021.


Hazard Standards and Clearance Levels for Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil (TSCA Sections 402 and 403) | Lead | US EPA

Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Chemicals under TSCA Section 6(h) | Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA | US EPA


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