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United States Registration Scheme Goes Live – Guidance document Released

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on Chemical Substances When Manufactured Or Processed As Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting And Recordkeeping Requirements has entered into force on 14 August 2017. It is now supported by a working guidance which clarifies the requirements of the rule. This document is intended for registrants, it provides answers to key questions around the following topics: 

  • What chemicals are reportable?
  • Who is required to report?
  • What information is to be reported?
  • When is reporting required? 
  • General questions
  • Confidentiality

The guidance also indicates that the US EPA will also work on a case by case basis and invites registrants to contact Jim Alwood (, at the Chemical Control Division of the Agency for any question that would not already featured in the guidance.

Follow this link to download the final Working Guidance on EPA’s Section 8(a) Information Gathering Rule on Nanomaterials in Commerce.

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