U.S. TSCA PMNs: How To Minimize The Need To File

Changes in the New Chemicals Program (NCP) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) have created disincentives for companies to submit premanufacture notices (PMNs) for new chemicals. However, companies whose success depends upon the development of new chemicals will need to continue to submit PMNs to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

With that said, there are means by which you can reduce the number of PMNs that you have to submit; and, in some cases you may be able to avoid the need to submit PMNs altogether.

This webinar, the first in a special three-part TSCA Webinar Series, will discuss the changes to the NCP, as well as their impact on the PMN review process. We will also briefly review the use of the TSCA Inventory to determine whether a given chemical will be regulated as a new or existing chemical – something which is not always a straightforward process.

Finally, we will present various options and alternatives, the use of which may allow you to minimize the number of PMNs that you have to submit.

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 changes to the NCP;
  2. Be aware of your options and the alternatives to filing PMNs for new chemical substances; and
  3. Be able to choose the most advantageous option in a given situation.

Other Webinars in this series:


Date: August 21, 2019

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

Duration: 60 minutes

  • English

Presenter(s): John J. Kowalski

John J. Kowalski is a Senior Regulatory Specialist at UL with more than 30 years of industry and regulatory experience. In this role, he is responsible for monitoring new developments under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended, and for updating the TSCA-related content in the LOLI Database and Navigator Reference Tool.

Mr. Kowalski also develops and presents TSCA-related seminars, webinars, and training courses, and co-instructs UL’s TSCA Essentials Training Course. He provides TSCA consulting services to both domestic and international clients who want to sell their products in the United States, consulting on all aspects or TSCA.

As a well-known and esteemed TSCA regulatory expert, John often speaks on the subject at professional society conferences, and writes numerous articles for UL’s blog.

John holds a B.S. in Chemistry and is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.



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