The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final fees rule under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) on September 27, 2018. The final rule was effective the day after publication and the fees will be applied to all submissions received starting on October 1, 2018. The fee for the submission of a Premanufacture Notice (PMN) is going to be increased from $2500 to $16,000 and the fee for the submission of a Low Volume Exemption (LVE) will be increased from $0 to $4700.
Small businesses will be eligible for substantial discounts on their fees.
The Agency will subsequently adjust fees, as necessary, every three years to reflect inflation and ensure that the receipts are sufficient to cover 25% of the costs to carry out the activities specified in TSCA section 26(b) as well as 50% or 100% of the costs of risk evaluations requested by manufacturers, depending on the chemical.
How Could it Impact Me?
This proposed rule could impact you if your company submits notifications or is required to submit data under TSCA sections 4, 5, 6 and 14.
The fee amounts beginning on October 1, 2018 are as follows:
knoell USA, LLC can help you determine the impact to your company and strategies your company might be able to take to pursue relief. We can also provide your company with periodic TSCA updates and assist you in positioning your company to address future regulatory requirements.
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