EPA Issues Draft Proposed Rule to Fix Correlation Issue and Update Standards

EPA issued today a prepublication version of a Direct Final Rule that would amend TSCA Title VI to update multiple references to consensus standards that are outdated and to correct the regulatory provision related to correlations for quality control testing.  Notably, EPA will be revising section 770.20(d)(2)(i) of TSCA Title VI to clarify that EPA will allow correlations to be done either by the ASTM E-1333-14 large chamber test method, or upon a showing of equivalence, the ASTM D6007-14 small chamber test method.  This is in line with what CPA and other stakeholders had requested in comments submitted to EPA last month.       

As has been the case with other recent EPA rulemakings related to TSCA Title VI, should the proposed Direct Final Rule go through without negative comment, it would become effective 45 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register.  EPA will also publish a notice of proposed rulemaking that will be used in the event an adverse comment is made on the proposed Direct Final Rule.  CPA will plan to submit comments in support of these amendments by the comment deadline, which will be set for 15 days after publication in the Federal Register.  See Proposed Rule.  More Info: Jackson Morrill 


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