2016 Chemical Data Reporting: What You Need to Know

EPA's Central Data Exchange is now open
Jun 1, 2016 9:30 AM ET

The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. §2601 et seq.) authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promulgate and enforce rules on chemical substances in commerce. Section 8 (a) of the law requires the EPA to collect basic exposure-related information on the types, quantities and uses of chemical substances produced domestically and imported into the United States.

Called the Chemical Data Reporting Rule (CDR) [40 CFR Part 711], this information is collected every four years from manufacturers producing or importing more than 25,000 pounds of chemicals; however, a small number of chemicals subject to certain TSCA actions will have a reporting threshold of 2,500 pounds.    

According to the EPA, the data collected from the CDR is the most comprehensive source of basic screening-level, exposure-related information on chemicals available to EPA, and it is used by the agency to support chemical screening, assessing risks, setting priorities, and management activities. To ensure that any decisions based on the inventory are valid and appropriate, the information submited under CDR must be as accurate and complete as possible.  

To learn more about what is different this year and what you should do to be ready, click through to the Antea Group blog.

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Katie Nordenson