The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 is the key U.S. law governing chemical substances. TSCA applies to any chemical substance manufactured, processed, distributed in commerce, used or disposed of in the U.S. Substances within a chemical mixture, mixtures of chemical substances, and to mixtures and individual chemical substances within articles are all regulated under TSCA.
A recent amendment to the TSCA law, known as the Frank. R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, was enacted in June 2016. One of the key reforms under the LCSA amendment is the ‘Inventory Reset’. To comply companies must identify any chemicals that were manufactured, imported or processed during the ten years prior to enactment of the 2016 amendments to the EPA. Since then, the EPA have received over 80,000 notifications which they will designate as ‘Active’ on the revised TSCA Inventory, reported substances can be viewed here. The revised Inventory List is expected to be published in early 2019. If you wish to market a substance in the U.S. and it is not on the Inventory List, we can help you assess your options and pave the path for compliance.
Yordas Group is experienced in working with TSCA submissions and can help you meet these requirements.
Occupational Safety and Health Act
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 was enacted to assure safe and healthful working conditions for workers. OSHA sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards such as procedures for hazard communication (known as HazCom 2012, which incorporates GHS) standards for personal protective equipment and Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs), for example. Our expert team can advise you on Safety Data Sheets and a full range of classification labelling and packaging requirements so that you can manage your hazard communications in the U.S.
We can help to assess your company’s chemical inventory to identify which duties apply and advise on the best strategy towards compliance. We can prepare a detailed report based on your chemical substance(s), with focus on a number of topics such as the LCSA amendment, importing to the U.S., new chemical substance requirements and more. Our Regulatory Scoping Assessments summarise the process, costs and timelines for chemical notification, allowing you to make effective business decisions about your products.
Yordas is experienced in preparing and submitting chemical notifications for a wide range of substances. Our regulatory consultants work closely with our scientific experts to prepare the data set required for:
We can submit the required information on your behalf via the Central Data Exchange (CDX) portal.
Yordas can support you with all HazCom 2012 related activities, including the classification of substances and mixtures, identification of labelling requirements (including font or hazard pictogram size, hazard and precautionary statement selection) and authoring of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in the country’s official language, and any other required language.
Yordas can prepare a statement of compliance for customs clearance, which outlines the status of your products in relation to applicable regulatory requirements.