TSCA Chemicals Risk Evaluations Increase Liabilities for Pigments Manufacturers, Importers, Processors, and Converters

CPMA’s July TSCA Regulatory Update webinar revealed that companies in the North American color pigments value chain, as well as their customers, will incur new costs and new compliance requirements for pigments and other chemical substances in commerce. This is due to the USEPA chemical risk evaluation program that began in 2017. Hunton Andrews Kurth, CPMA’s federal policy counsel, described in detail how pigments (and other chemicals) risk evaluations impact downstream customers in the coatings, printing inks, plastics, and packaging industries. As was pointed out, pigments dispersions, pigments preparations, and plastics masterbatch businesses are “captured” as uses and become subject to test order costs and requirements. The webinar also described impacts and costs of risk management rules for perchloroethylene, methylene chloride, and carbon tetrachloride for manufacturers and customers. USEPA is expected to publish its draft risk management rule for C.I. Pigment Violet 29 in May 2024.

To learn more about CPMA programs offering regulatory support for the color pigments industry, contact David Wawer at davidwawer@cpma.com.

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