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EPA Seeking to Redefine Small Business Under Chemicals Law

Dec. 14, 2016, 8:01 PM

Chemical company reporting requirements may change as the Environmental Protection Agency considers revising the size standards for small chemical manufacturers under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act.

The EPA is requesting comment on a possible decision to revise the standards that would exempt small producers from reporting certain data. This includes the location of a plant site, the quantity imported or manufactured, and the number of workers involved in the process.

The standards, established in the 1980s, describe which manufacturers are generally exempt from the reporting requirements.

Currently, producers of chemicals, pesticides, paints and adhesives, and petroleum products making ...