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Confidential Business Information under TSCA

TSCA CBI Training - Violations

Corrective Actions and Penalty Guidelines

After a finding of a likely violation of the rules in this manual, the EAD director notifies the employee's division director and discusses the structure of administrative penalties and corrective actions. The employee's division director has the ultimate authority to select and impose penalties as appropriate after weighing the totality of circumstances in each case. In consultation with the EAD director, the employee's division director must consider the following:

  • Seriousness of the violation
  • Potential for unauthorized disclosure of TSCA CBI because of the violation
  • Nature of the employee's error (e.g., accidental, willful, or grossly negligent)
  • If the individual has previously committed any other CBI violation
  • How often the individual uses or handles TSCA CBI while performing his/her official duties

Corrective actions may be procedural, instructional, or disciplinary in nature. Such actions may include training, revision of work procedures, removal of the individual's name from the TSCA CBI Authorized Access List, and other options.