EPA has issued an evolving draft document that provides chemical manufacturers, including importers, a summary of key points to consider when preparing Toxic Substances and Control Act (TSCA) new chemical notifications. The purpose of the Points to Consider When Preparing TSCA New Chemical Notifications document is for EPA to provide information to assist submitters in preparing a Premanufacture Notice (PMN), Significant New Use Notice (SNUN), or exemption notice (e.g., Low Volume Exemption or LVE) submitted under Section 5 of TSCA.

EPA states that following the guidance in this document may (1) help the notifications meet the requirements of TSCA Section 5 and applicable regulations and (2) facilitate EPA’s review of notifications, and that following the guidance will help ensure that the information received accurately and completely reflects the intended manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use, and disposal of the new chemical substances subject to the Section 5 notice. EPA will continue to update the document based on public comment and changing TSCA regulations.