Chemical Information Rules Law and Legal Definition

Chemical information rules refer to the procedures to be followed by chemical manufacturers and processors while reporting production, use, and exposure-related information on listed chemical substances. Chemical information rules have been codified under the federal statute Toxic Substances Control Act, 1976 TCSA).

The information must be submitted by one of the following methods:

1.Mail, preferably certified, to the Document Control Office (DCO), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency.

2. Hand delivery to OPPT Document Control Office (DCO)****

Pursuant to 40 CFR 712.5, chemical manufacturers are required to report only about chemicals that are defined as chemical substances under the TSCA in section 3(2).

It requires reporting of chemical substances as they are marketed or used in practice. The following preparations of a chemical substance must be reported as the substance itself, not as a mixture, because these preparations are regarded as substances in practice.

1.A chemical substance in aqueous solution.

2.A chemical substance containing an additive (such as a stabilizer or other chemical) to maintain the integrity or physical form of the substance; and

3.A chemical substance in any grade of purity.