Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker
Nanoscale Materials; Chemical Substances When Manufactured, Imported, or Processed as Nanoscale Materials; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
a.k.a. Nanoscale - Reporting Rule (TSCA Section 8(a))
RIN: 2070-AJ54 (What's this?)
Current Phase: Proposal (What's this?)
The EPA is developing a final rule related to an April 2015 proposat to require reporting and recordkeeping requirements under section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale.
|NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review||11/18/2010|
|NPRM: Received by OMB||11/22/2010|
|NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review||10/06/2014|
|NPRM: EPA Withdrew Rule from Review||10/06/2014|
|NPRM: Received by OMB||10/06/2014|
|NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded||03/19/2015|
|NPRM: Published in FR||04/06/2015|
|NPRM: Comment Period Open||04/06/2015|
|NPRM: Comment Period Extension Published in FR||07/02/2015|
|NPRM: Comment Period Closed||07/06/2015|
|NPRM: Comment Period Closed with Extension||08/05/2015|
|Final Rule: Published in FR||10/2016 (projected)|
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