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Deadline for TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Extended to October 31, 2016

Last week, US EPA announced in the Federal Register that it has extended the deadline for companies subject to its Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule to submit data on the chemical substances they manufacture and import pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) from September 30, 2016 to October 31, 2016.

Under the rule, regulated companies must disclose certain information on the chemical substances they manufacture or import. This information can include specific production volume, processing and use, or other relevant technical data. Additionally, upfront substantiation is required for Confidential Business Information (CBI) claims for processing and use information, as well as for site identity and chemical identity. CBI claims must be made and substantiated at the time the information is submitted. Otherwise, the information reported will not be confidential.

Because all data must be submitted electronically using US EPA’s web-based reporting tool (e-CDRweb) through EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX), we recommend uploading the required data to US EPA well in advance of the October 31, 2016 deadline to avoid any last-minute problems. If a company fails to submit and upload all applicable data by the deadline, it could face potential enforcement action and penalties.

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Steve Owens focuses his practice on environmental, safety and health issues. 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...

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