EPA to Manufacturers: Chemical Data Reporting Submission Deadline Is Sept. 30

Published August 24, 2016

​EPA reminds manufacturers and importers that are subject to Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements for 2016 that they must submit their data by Sept. 30, 2016. Manufacturers must report if they meet certain production volume thresholds: generally 25,000 pounds or more of a chemical substance at any single site. Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the CDR rule requires manufacturers and importers to provide information to EPA on the production and use of chemicals in commerce in large quantities. Every four years, EPA collects basic exposure-related information on the types, quantities, and uses of chemical substances produced domestically and imported into the U.S. According to the agency’s website, EPA uses the data to support risk screening, assessment, priority-setting and management activities in order to construct an “in-depth picture” of the types, amount, end uses, and possible exposure to chemicals in commerce.

In June, EPA held a webinar describing the CDR requirements and how to use EPA’s web reporting tool. The PowerPoint presentation is available for download on the agency’s website, and interested individuals may view the two-hour webinar on YouTube.

For more information, see EPA’s webpage on chemical data reporting.