U.S. TSCA SNURs: Requirements, Considerations & Best Practices

In June 2016, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) underwent significant amendments, especially as it pertains to the requirements for review of Section 5 notices.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must make affirmative findings of risk when reviewing Premanufacture Notices (PMNs) and Low Volume Exemption (LVE) applications for new chemicals. Prior to the amendments, the majority of new chemicals cleared the review process with no restrictions.

However, the majority now receive restrictions in the form of orders under TSCA Sections 5(e) or 5(f) and/or Significant New Use Rules (SNURs). Thus, as time progresses, the number of chemicals in commerce with restrictions will continue to grow.

This webinar, the last in a special three-part TSCA Webinar Series, will focus on SNURs, exploring what prompts their issuance, how to understand and apply them, and additional critical requirements and impacts to businesses that often go unnoticed.

Our experts will also provide recommendations for best practices and tips when receiving a SNUR on your new chemical or when using a chemical subject to a SNUR.

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. Understand SNURs and how to comply with them;
  2. Identify all aspects of operations that are affected; and
  3. Learn best practices for compliance while minimizing business impacts.

Other Webinars in this series:


Date: September 5, 2019

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

Duration: 60 minutes

  • English

Presenter(s): Stacie Abraham

Stacie Abraham is a Senior Regulatory Specialist for Innovation & Client Solutions at UL with 34 years of chemistry and regulatory experience.

An expert in global chemical control regulations including the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and others, Stacie leads UL’s TSCA Services Team and presents globally on TSCA and other scientific and compliance topics on behalf of UL. Her expertise also includes innovative compliance solutions design, toxicology data analysis, computational toxicology, and the GHS.

In addition to this, she is very engaged with multiple stakeholder initiatives to foster advancement of non-animal test methods for chemical hazard assessment.

Stacie is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in the UL William Henry Merrill Society, and holds a B.S. in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh.



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