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Memorandum Setting Forth Enforcement Discretion Regarding Self-Identification Requirement for Certain Manufacturers Subject to the TSCA Fees Rule; Notice of Availability

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of availability.


On March 24, 2020, the Assistant Administrator of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance signed a memorandum providing a “no action assurance” to three categories of manufacturers regarding the self-identification requirement of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Fees Rule, consistent with planned revisions to the TSCA Fee Rule. The three categories of manufacturers are: (1) Importers of articles containing one of Start Printed Page 20276the twenty high-priority substances; (2) producers of one of the twenty high-priority substances as a byproduct; and (3) producers or importers of one of the twenty high-priority substances as an impurity. The Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance is hereby providing public notice of this memorandum which can be found at​sites/​production/​files/​2020-03/​documents/​no_​action_​assurance_​regarding_​self-identification_​requirement_​for_​certain_​manufacturers_​subject_​to_​the_​tsca_​fees_​rule_​march_​24_​2020.pdf.pdf.


The memorandum is in effect from March 24, 2020 until either (1) 11:59 p.m. ET, September 30, 2021, or (2) the effective date of a final rule addressing the proposed exemptions to manufacture definition of the TSCA Fees Rule, whichever occurs earlier.

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Philip Milton, Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division (2249-A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 564-5029; fax: (202) 564-0010; email:

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More information can be found at​tsca-fees/​information-plan-reduce-tsca-fees-burden-and-no-action-assurance.

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Dated: April 7, 2020.

Gregory Sullivan,

Director, Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.

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[FR Doc. 2020-07625 Filed 4-9-20; 8:45 am]