- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
The American Chemistry Council supported the change, and had a few suggestions for changes that were not by-letter adopted in the final rule, but the agency's response hints that the suggestions will, procedurally, be implemented.
ECAs are designed to provide the EPA with data identified as necessary to evaluate a particular chemical substance without the need for the agency to first make the risk- or exposure-based findings for, or promulgate, a TSCA section 4 test rule, and without introducing delays inherent in the rulemaking process. ECAs were intended to permit the EPA to obtain test data more quickly than test rules, while preserving opportunity for input from the public and the affected manufacturer(s).
The final rule is effective Oct. 18, 2010.
SOURCE: Federal Register