The January 6, 2021 publication of final rules restricting five chemicals in products under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) will affect many different areas of industry in the United States. The final rules impact products, parts, or materials "distributed in U.S. commerce," though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided limited exceptions as detailed in each substance's published rule.
The electronics, industrial equipment, medical, aerospace and defense, and automotive industries are expected to be particularly impacted by these requirements. This is not an exhaustive list, however; other industries will be affected as well, while exceptions in the rules may offset impacts to some of the listed industries.
Article is current as of 2021-03-12.