Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been the subject of new regulations in recent years. Beginning with the 2020 reporting year, 172 new PFAS chemicals have been added to the list of reportable chemicals under Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program. Facilities that manufacture, process, or use 100 pounds or more per year of any of the listed PFAS chemicals must include those chemicals in their annual TRI report due July 1, 2021.
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 from September 30, 2020, until November 30, 2020.
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.