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Chemicals Legally on Market List Coming By Year’s End: EPA

Oct. 5, 2018, 7:59 PM

The EPA will release by year’s end its list of chemicals that companies can legally make and use, the agency said Oct. 5.

It will be illegal for companies to manufacture, import, or mix chemicals not on the “active in commerce” list 90 days after the Environmental Protection Agency publishes that list, according to a regulation (RIN:2070-AK24) the agency published in August 2017.

As of Sept. 30, chemical manufacturers and processors—companies that mix chemicals into products such as paints, glues, and detergents—submitted an additional 8,333 notices of chemicals active in commerce, the EPA told Bloomberg Environment ...