From: DCHAS Membership Chair <membership**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] EPA Alert to TSCA Section 5 Submitters: Imminent Changes in Public Availability of Your Submissions
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 15:13:05 -0400
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Alert to TSCA Section 5 Submitters: Imminent Changes in Public Availability of Your Submissions

EPA is moving toward a real-time system of providing information to the public as part of our commitment to ensuring transparency in our program.

Starting May 30, 2019, EPA will begin publishing TSCA Section 5 (PMN, MCAN and SNUN) notices, their attachments, including any health and safety studies, any modifications thereto, an all other associated information in ChemView - in the form they are received by EPA.  EPA will not be reviewing CBI-sanitized filings before publishing.

TSCA section 14(c)(1)(A) requires that all CBI claims be made at the time of submission. Submitters are solely responsible for properly redacting or CBI-sanitizing these notices, as appropriate, in accordance with EPA regulations at 40 CFR 720.80.  Before submitting your TSCA section 5 notices:

Verify the asserted CBI claims are correct and consistent.
Verify the sanitized versions of the form, attachments, and file names are checked for proper and consistent CBI redactions and that watermarks or stamps indicating CBI are removed. 
TSCA section 14 provides limits on CBI claims for health and safety data and studies submitted in section 5 filings. Please ensure that all CBI claims in section 5 submissions are consistent with the requirements of TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR 720, Subpart E.

It is important to EPA that PMN submitters receive this information from EPA.  This will be the first of several reminders that the Agency sends. In addition, the Agency has incorporated a reminder to check accompanying sanitized submissions as part of the CDX reporting module for TSCA Section 5 notices.

Learn more about filing a pre-manufacture notice with EPA at the URL above.

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