U.S. EPA Proposes New Toxic Substances Control Act Fee Rule
Proposed rule issued in February could collect more than $20 million annually.
The proposed rule that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency produced would charge fees for new user in conjunction with the amended Toxic Substances Control Act. During 2019-2021 the U.S. EPA looks to gain large sums of money on the activities on which the new fees would be charged. This white paper reviews the proposed user fees and what would happen if there was a failure to pay the fees.
Stephen A. Owens is a partner with Squire Patton Boggs. He focuses his practice on environmental, safety and health issues and has been recognized by the National Law Journal as an “Energy and Environmental Trailblazer”. From 2009 until November 30, 2011, Steve served as the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention. Appointed by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the US Senate, Steve was responsible for managing US regulatory and scientific programs on pesticides and industrial chemicals including nanotechnology and biotechnology under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA); and other statutes. As Assistant Administrator, Steve was also responsible for many of US EPA’s collaborative pollution prevention programs and the implementation of the federal Pollution Prevention Act (PPA).