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Chemical Data Reporting

Negotiated Rulemaking Committee: Chemical Data Reporting Requirements for Inorganic Byproducts

EPA established a negotiated rulemaking committee (Committee) under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The objective of the Committee was to negotiate a proposed rule providing for limiting chemical data reporting requirements under subsection 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), for manufacturers of any inorganic byproducts, when such byproducts are subsequently recycled, reused, or reprocessed.

In October 2017, the Committee determined that it was not able to reach consensus on regulatory approaches and concluded its negotiations.

After the Committee concluded its discussions, EPA provided an opportunity for the public to offer input on where there is opportunity to reduce burden for the reporting of inorganic byproducts while maintaining the Agency’s ability to receive the information it needs to understand exposure. This comment period was closed after 60 days on December 11, 2017. Comments can be viewed in the docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0597 on

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About the Committee

EPA established a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee) consisting of individuals representing organizations, all of whom were identified as having a definable stake in the outcome of the proposed requirements

The Committee consisted of over 30 members representing interest areas that could be significantly impacted by the outcome of the negotiated rulemaking process. Members of the Committee were appointed by the EPA Administrator to serve for the duration of the negotiated rulemaking effort. EPA issued a request for nominations in a December 15, 2016, Federal Register Notice. The Committee was established on June 5, 2017.

Read the Committee Charter.

Meetings and Public Notices

EPA sought public input during this process. Committee meetings were open to the public so that interested parties could observe the meetings and communicate their views. Meetings were announced in the Federal Register and on this website, and formal meeting materials and summaries are available on this website and in the docket for the Committee (docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0597).

Past Meetings

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