U.S. TSCA PMNs & LVEs: Tips To Create Robust Notices

The 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review Section 5 notices, including premanufacture notices (PMNs) and Low Volume Exemption (LVEs) applications, and make affirmative findings regarding the safety of new chemical substances.

Since the amendments took effect, submitters have experienced significant delays in the reviews of their PMNs and LVEs. Furthermore, only a small percentage of new chemicals have cleared EPA review without restrictions. The rest have been subjected to orders under TSCA Sections 5(e) or 5(f) and / or Significant New Use Rules (SNURs).

For these reasons, creating robust notices is more important now than ever.

In addition, new, higher filing fees took effect in October 2018. Although reduced fees are still available for small businesses, the eligibility criteria have changed.

This webinar, the second in a special three-part TSCA Webinar Series, will review the new eligibility criteria for small businesses, and provide recommendations for preparing robust notices to minimize the likelihood of delays, and increase the likelihood of favorable outcomes.

At the end of the session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the presenter.

What will you learn?

At the end of this webinar, you will:

  1. Be aware of the new eligibility criteria for small businesses;
  2. Better understand EPA’s new chemical review process; and
  3. Understand how to prepare complete and robust Section 5 notices.

Other Webinars in this series:


Date: August 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (EST)

Duration: 60 minutes

  • English

Presenter(s): Ghassan (Gus) Zughaib

Ghassan (Gus) Zughaib is a Senior Regulatory Specialist at UL with over 9 years of chemical-based regulatory experience.

Gus is an expert in global chemical control regulations, including the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as well as Middle Eastern and African chemical regulations. He is also responsible for researching and maintaining this regulatory content for the LOLI Database and Navigator Reference Tool.

Gus provides TSCA consulting services to both domestic and international clients seeking to market products in the United States and for all aspects of TSCA compliance, and he co-instructs UL’s TSCA Essentials Training Course.

Gus holds a B.S. in Biology and is fluent in English, Arabic and French.



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Our popular three-day TSCA Essentials training course is designed to provide TSCA practitioners, both new and experienced, with the tools needed to perform their daily work. The course will use interactive instruction with a focus on today’s TSCA, where electronic reporting is the norm for Section 5 notices and other submissions.

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