The federal agencies have released their Spring 2020 Regulatory Agendas, which contain agency-by-agency priorities and timelines for upcoming regulatory actions. The table below summarizes upcoming policy activities relevant to SOCMA members.

If you have any questions about the following information, contact Jared Rothstein, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs.

There are several newly listed items that are worth highlighting:

  • A newly planned TSCA § 8(a) reporting and recordkeeping rule for certain Work Plan chemicals, with a proposal target date of November 2020.  EPA is pursuing this rule to collect hazard and exposure information for certain TSCA Work Plan chemicals, particularly occupational, environmental, and consumer exposure information. This information would be used to inform TSCA prioritization and risk evaluation actions.
  • Updated procedural regulations for the TSCA new chemicals program, with a proposal target date of September 2020. The rule is intended to improve the efficiency of EPA’s review process, reduce rework on new chemical notices, and to align processes and procedures with the 2016 TSCA statutory amendments.
  • Revisions to the TSCA fees rule, with a proposal target date of December 2020. EPA has stated that they intend to use this rulemaking to implement exemptions to the risk evaluation fees for byproducts, impurities, and imported articles. They will also be reviewing the rule broadly for additional changes.
AgencyRINRelease Rule StageDescription
EPA/OLEM2050-AH05Dec-20FinalFinancial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA Section 108(b) for the Chemical Manufacturing Industry
EPA/OLEM2050-AH09Aug-20ProposedListing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) as a CERCLA Hazardous Substance    
EPA/OLEM2050-AG93Jun-20FinalModernizing Ignitable Liquids Determinations 
EPA/OLEM2050-AH15Jun-21ProposedResource Conservation and Recovery Act Benefit Cost Reform
EPA/OAR2060-AM75Jul-20FinalReclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act     
EPA/OAR2060-AT85Jun-20FinalNESHAP: Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing (MON) Residual Risk and Technology Review (Completed)
EPA/OAR2060-AU73TBDLong-TermNESHAP: Chemical Manufacturing Area Source (CMAS) Technology Review
EPA/OCSPP2070-AK63Jun-20FinalImplementing Statutory Addition of Certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances; Toxic Release Reporting (Completed)
EPA/OCSPP2070-AJ99Jun-20FinalLong-Chain Perfluoroalkyl Carboxylate and Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonate Chemical Substances; SNUR (Completed)
EPA/OCSPP2070-AK62Nov-20ProposedReporting and Recordkeeping for Certain Chemicals Under Section 8(a) of TSCA
EPA/OCSPP2070-AK65Sep-20ProposedUpdates to New Chemicals Procedural Regulations to Reflect the 2016 Amendments to TSCA
EPA/OCSPP2070-AK64Dec-20ProposedRevisions to the Fees Rule Under TSCA
EPA/OCSPP2070-AK53Sep-20FinalCorrections to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting Requirements
DOL/OSHA1218-AC93Aug-20ProposedUpdate to the Hazard Communication Standard
DOL/OSHA1218-AC91Oct-20SBREFAEmergency Response     
DOL/OSHA1218-AD00Apr-21ProposedLock-Out/Tag-Out Update
DOL/OSHA1218-AD28Jun-20ProposedWalking Working Surfaces
DOL/OSHA1218-AD32Apr-22Long-TermChemical-Specific Health Standards: Revisions to Medical Surveillance Provisions for Medical Removal Protection
DOL/OSHA1218-AC82TBDLong-TermProcess Safety Management and Prevention of Major Chemical Accidents

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