TSCA Essentials [ Virtual Classroom ]

PLEASE NOTE: In light of the global response to COVID-19, all in-person Classroom Training has been temporarily suspended. Details regarding our Virtual Classroom session can be found below.

The TSCA Essentials Training Course scheduled for 15-18 February 2021 will now take place as a live online training session over four days:

  • Monday 15th February 2021
  • Tuesday 16th February 2021
  • Wednesday 17th February 2021
  • Thursday 18th February 2021

Start and end times for each day: 11:00am – 3:00pm EDT

Course Summary

It is critical for companies that manufacture, import, process, or use chemicals in the U.S. to possess the fundamental understandings of how the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) affects their businesses.

This popular 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.

Benefits of Attending

You will learn about all of the major requirements under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) new and existing chemicals programs, as well as learn how to:

  • Find the information that you will need to successfully carry out your job on a daily basis;
  • Determine the TSCA Inventory status of the chemicals that your company manufactures, imports, processes, or uses; and,
  • Prepare PMNs and Section 5 exemption applications using the EPA’s e-PMN software.

In addition, you will receive citations to the relevant sections of the TSCA statute and the corresponding EPA regulations, as well as applicable Agency guidance documents, for all of the major requirements under TSCA.

Finally, all attendees will receive PDF handouts prepared by UL’s TSCA experts which will serve as handy references moving forwards.

Course Registration

Event DatesLocationSeats AvailableEvent Registration
Feb 15, 2021 - Feb 18, 2021OnlineClosedRegistration Closed

NOTE: Following the Registration links in the table above will take you to our Training Sign Up Portal, where you will be asked to enter your Login Details, or Create an Account if you are a New User.

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Why should you attend?

  • Learn about the most up-to-date TSCA regulations
  • Improve EPA software knowledge
  • Learn where and how to find the information that you need to comply with applicable regulations
  • Learn how to prepare complete and robust notices for new chemicals
  • Learn about the relative advantages and disadvantages of exemptions versus PMNs
  • Learn how EPA reviews submitted notices
  • Regulatory Coverage

This course covers all sections of the TSCA regulation with an emphasis on Section 5 notifications and Section 8 and other reporting requirements.


This course is designed to provide a solid base of knowledge for those new to TSCA and as a practical learning experience and refresher for more experienced practitioners; no prior knowledge or course prerequisites are required.

To get the full benefit of this course, we advise that you also:

  • Register with EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX), EPA CDX User Guide
  • Add the Chemical Safety and Pesticides Programs (CSPP) service; and
  • Select a user role.

Once you complete this process, you’ll be able to log in to the CDX and access the cloud-based e-PMN Software (aka the Thin Client), from any computer connected to the internet.

Course Agenda

Preliminary Matters:

  • Introductions and Procedural Information
  • Course Objectives and Review of Course Materials

Part 1:  Introduction to TSCA

  1. History and Background Information
  2. TSCA Information Sources
  3. The TSCA Inventory

Part 2:  New Chemicals Program

  1. Premanufacture Notification for New Chemical Substances
  2. Premanufacture Notification Exemptions
  3. Section 5 Notice Preparation
  4. EPA’s PMN Review Process
  5. Significant New Use Rules

Part 3:  Existing Chemicals Program

  1. Reporting and Retention of Information
  2. Testing of Chemical Substances and Mixtures
  3. Prioritization, Risk Evaluation, and Regulation of Chemical Substances and Mixtures
  4. Chemical Exports and Imports

Part 4:  Enforcement, Compliance and Wrap-Up

  1. TSCA Enforcement and Compliance
  2. Course Wrap-Up

Final Q&A

What is the cost of this Training Course?

The fee for attending this training course is $1500 per person.

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