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Course Overview

This two-day course is designed to provide attendees with essential information regarding chemical regulatory programs administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This is an introductory course that assumes no prior knowledge of the subject matter on the part of attendees. As such, it will enable those who are new to TSCA to quickly get up-to-speed regarding the major requirements of this far-reaching regulatory program. However, it will also serve as an excellent refresher for those who already have some experience working with TSCA. At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize when a particular business situation has potential TSCA implications;
  • Identify TSCA requirements that apply to their employers’ or their clients’ operations;
  • Determine what actions are required to comply with those requirements; and
  • Find critical information regarding applicable regulatory provisions, when necessary.

This course provides an overview of all of TSCA’s major requirements, with an emphasis on requirements and exemptions for new chemical substances under TSCA Section 5. It also provides practical insights into the impacts of these requirements on chemical manufacturers, importers, processors, and users, as well as recommendations for dealing with these impacts.


Regulatory Coverage

This course covers the full range of regulations promulgated by EPA and by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) under the TSCA, including those pertaining to:

  • Premanufacture Notification for New Chemical Substances;
  • Premanufacture Notification Exemptions;
  • Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances;
  • Reporting Requirements for Microorganisms;
  • Preliminary Assessment Information Reporting;
  • Chemical Data Reporting;
  • Allegations of Significant Adverse Reactions;
  • Health and Safety Data Reporting;
  • Testing of Chemical Substances and Mixtures;
  • Regulation of Hazardous Chemical Substances and Mixtures;
  • Export Notification; and
  • Import Certification.


It also covers the self-implementing statutory provisions pertaining to Notifications of Substantial Risk under TSCA Section 8(e), as well as a number of voluntary chemical management programs administered by EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT).


Course Agenda

The course material is divided into 14 modules, as shown below.

  1. Course Objectives and Content
  2. History and Background Information

  3. TSCA Information Sources

  4. The TSCA Inventory

  5. Premanufacture Notification for New Chemical Substances

  6. Premanufacture Notification Exemptions

  7. Significant New Use Rules

  8. Reporting Requirements for Microorganisms

  9. Reporting and Retention of Information

  10. Testing of Chemical Substances and Mixtures

  11. Regulation of Hazardous Chemical Substances and Mixtures

  12. Chemical Exports and Imports

  13. TSCA Enforcement and Compliance

  14. Course Wrap-Up


These modules will be presented in the order indicated.  There is also an exercise which is intended to reinforce key concepts.  This exercise will be completed in three parts, following modules 4, 8, and 12.



There are no prerequisites.


Course Certification

This course is worth 2.17 Industrial Hygiene CM Points 

  • 2009 (Approval #: 09-631)
  • 2010 (Approval #: 10-2914)
  • 2011 (Approval #: 10-3877)


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  • All full day courses run from 8:30 am – 4:30pm. Half day courses will run from 8:30 am – noon.
  • All slides, handouts and manuals are included in the course price where applicable.
  • Lunch during full day courses is included.
  • All travel expenses to and from the ChemADVISOR facilities, including hotel expenses, are not included in the course price.
  • Payment is due in advance of the scheduled course date.
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Refund/Cancellation policy:
14 days prior to start of course - Full refund
7 days prior to start of course - 50% refund
Less than 7 days - no refund
ChemADVISOR reserves the right to reschedule training up to two weeks prior to the scheduled course start date.