Title 40 Part 790 → Subpart A → §790.1

Title 40 → Chapter I → Subchapter R → Part 790 → Subpart A → §790.1

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Title 40 Part 790 → Subpart A → §790.1

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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter RPart 790Subpart A → §790.1

Title 40: Protection of Environment
Subpart A—General Provisions

§790.1   Scope, purpose, and authority.

(a) This part establishes procedures for gathering information, conducting negotiations, and developing and implementing test rules or consent agreements on chemical substances and mixtures under section 4 of TSCA.

(b) Section 4 of the Act authorizes EPA to require manufacturers and processors of chemical substances and mixtures to test these chemicals to determine whether they have adverse health or environmental effects. Section 4 (a) empowers the Agency to promulgate rules which require such testing. In addition, EPA has implied authority to enter into enforceable consent agreements requiring testing where they provide procedural safeguards equivalent to those that apply where testing is conducted by rule.

(c) EPA intends to use enforceable consent agreements to accomplish testing where a consensus exists among EPA, affected manufacturers and/or processors, and interested members of the public concerning the need for and scope of testing.

[51 FR 23712, June 30, 1986, as amended at 75 FR 56475, Sept. 16, 2010]