ECIA Releases Recording of Assent Compliance Webinar on the TSCA Update

Atlanta – ECIA recently hosted a webinar covering updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 6 that impact the electronic components industry. Assent Compliance experts Bruce Jarnot and Madison Adams explained the supply chain risks of the EPA’s actions which have added new substances to the list, including PIP 3:1.

The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to comprehensively manage chemicals in U.S. commerce. The EPA uses Section 6 of TSCA to ban the use of existing substances. TSCA was recast by Congress as the “Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act” in 2016 and mandated the evaluation of 84,000 existing chemicals. The Act provided the EPA with additional funding for surveillance and enforcement. According to Assent, the recent risk management rules for five persistent, bio-accumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals are the first of many under the regulatory authority provided the EPA by the TSCA.

“This webinar will get ECIA member companies up to speed on what they need to know about these regulations,” explained Don Elario, ECIA Vice President of Industry Practices. “The TSCA is the U.S. version of REACH, and there is a substantial impact on our industry already, with more substances expected to be added in the future. The industry must identify, document the use of these substances, and find substitutions where needed.”

 

Access this webinar recording and the presentation here.

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