The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its finalized reporting requirements and amendments to the 2020 Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR). They have also announced that the submission period has been extended once again from November 30, 2020, until January 29, 2021.
TSCA CDR requires U.S. manufacturers and importers of certain chemicals to report information on these chemicals to the US EPA. In March of 2020 changes were finalized for the 2020 CDR submission requirements.
These changes have three goals:
- Reduce the burden for certain CDR reporters
- Improve the quality of data
- Align reporting requirements with the Lautenberg Act amendments to TSCA
Lautenberg Act Amendments include:
- simplify reporting, including allowing manufacturers to use certain processing and use data codes already in use by many chemical manufacturers as part of international codes developed through the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
- change requirements for making confidentiality claims to align with the requirements in amended TSCA; and
- add reporting exemptions for specific types of byproducts manufactured in certain equipment.
- Read more about these changes – https://www.epa.gov/chemical-data-reporting/summary-reporting-requirement-changes-due-cdr-revisions-rule
- You can read the full press release regarding EPA changes to the TSCA 2020 CDR reporting requirements here: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-proposes-reduce-tsca-reporting-burden-align-reporting-amended-tsca
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