I am interested in importing or exporting chemicals. Where can I locate information on this topic?
Information about importing and exporting chemicals is available at the following EPA Web pages:
The International Import and Export web site has information about import/export requirements for chemical substances such as ozone depleting substances, pesticides, and chemical substances regulated under TSCA, as well as other import/export topics.
International Import and Export
New Chemicals Program: Importing and Exporting New Chemicals
TSCA Import and Export Requirements
Chemical Information Collection and Data Development (Testing): Import/Export Requirements:
"Introduction to the Chemical Import Requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act"
(EPA 305-B-99-001; June 1999)
http://www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest/pubs/importguide.pdf (11 pp, 98K, About PDF)
According to the "New Chemicals Program: How to File a Notice of Commencement (NOC)" Web page:
"A new chemical is eligible for addition to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory after the PMN [Premanufacture Notice] review period has expired and the PMN submitter has commenced non-exempt commercial manufacture. The submitter of a PMN must provide a Notice of Commencement of Manufacture or Import (EPA Form 7710-56) to EPA within 30 days of the date the substance is first manufactured or imported for nonexempt commercial purposes. It will then be listed on the Inventory. Once a substance is listed on the TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) Inventory, it is considered an "existing" chemical."
This Web page also links to EPA Form 7710-56 and information about submission of the form.
For more information about chemical import and export requirements, you can contact the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Hotline: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/import-export/contact.html
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Assistance Information Service (202-554-1404) provides technical assistance and information about substances regulated under the act and also provides copies of some TSCA-related publications. http://www.epa.gov/oecaerth/assistance/bystatute/tsca/
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