TSCA Training Essentials [ Classroom ]

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 three-day 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 hard copy handouts prepared by UL’s TSCA experts, and electronic versions of EPA guidance documents, all of which will serve as handy references moving forwards.

Course Registration

Event DatesLocationSeats AvailableEvent Registration
Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019Pittsburgh, PAClosedRegistration Closed
The course will begin at 8:30 am and finish at approximately 4:30 pm each day.

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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. However, all students must either:

  • bring their own notebook or laptop computer, or
  • request to use a UL laptop at least two weeks prior to the start of the course.

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

After you register for this course, you will receive an email with instructions to complete these steps.  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

Part 1:  Introduction to TSCA

  • TSCA Regulatory Perspective
  • History and Background Information
  • TSCA Information Sources
  • Exercise for Module 3
  • The TSCA Inventory
  • Exercise for Module 4

Part 2: New Chemicals Program

  • Pre-manufacture Notification for New Chemical Substances
  • Exercise for Module 5
  • Pre-manufacture Notification Exemptions
  • Exercise for Module 6
  • Significant New Use Rules
  • Exercise for Module 7
  • Reporting Requirements for Microorganisms (Optional)

Part 3: Section 5 Notice Preparation

    • Section 5 Notice Preparation
      • The e-PMN Final Rule
      • Instructions for Reporting
      • Scenario Parts I, II, and III
      • EPA’s PMN Review Process

Part 4: Existing Chemicals Program

  • Reporting and Retention of Information
  • Exercise for Module 10
  • Testing of Chemical Substances and Mixtures
  • Exercise for Module 11
  • Regulation of Hazardous Chemical Substances and Mixtures
  • Exercise for Module 12
  • Chemical Exports and Imports
  • Exercise for Module 13

Part 5: Enforcement, Compliance and Wrap-Up

  • TSCA Enforcement and Compliance
  • Course Wrap-Up
  • Summary of Key Provisions in the LCSA

Review/Final Q&A

Where & When Is The Training Course?

The TSCA Essentials Training Course takes place at our training facilities in Northbrook, IL and Pittsburgh, PA.

The fee for attending this training course is $1800 per person + VAT.

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