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New EPA reporting rules may be applicable to industry

New asbestos and PFAS reporting rules from the EPA may have industry implications

NAPA’s Environmental Committee discussed the rules
during its January meeting.

In 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized two reporting rules under their Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authority that may be of interest to industry.

Manufacturers or processors of asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, that also meet other criteria, are required to report quantities and exposure-related information for the years 2019 – 2022, by May 24, 2024.

Regarding PFAS reporting, EPA’s Rule requires manufacturers, processors, and others to start reporting applicable PFAS data, effective March 2025, which is 18 months from the Rule’s finalization. It is likely EPA will provide additional instructions for PFAS reporting closer to the effective date.

NAPA’s Environmental Committee discussed both reporting rules during its January meeting in Orlando. While it is unlikely these rules will impact mix producers, there is uncertainty on whether they are applicable to ancillary activities associated with some NAPA members. Feel free to contact Howard Marks for additional information.

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