The remaining 357 new chemicals have been under TSCA review for more than 90 days, creating a backlog of advanced chemistries ensnared in the EPA’s review pipeline.
The number of chemicals under review for greater than 90 days accounts for 94% of the chemicals currently under review with 254 of those PMNs, approximately 67% of the total PMNs, under review for greater than 1 year.
EPA’s inability to meet the statutorily mandated 90-day deadline to conduct new chemical reviews coupled with the drop in the number of completed chemical reviews has created a significant backlog in the New Chemicals Program, threatening American innovation and manufacturing.
In a 2022 survey of ACC member companies, 70 percent of respondents reported that they have decided to introduce new chemicals outside of the U.S. due to uncertainties and challenges with the EPA’s New Chemicals Program.
Read ACC’s backgrounder on EPA’s TSCA New Chemicals Program