The Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule requires that manufacturers and importers report to the EPA information concerning the manufacturing, processing, and use of certain chemical substances listed in the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory. The submissions for 2016 are due by September 30, 2016. This is the first time since 2012 that this reporting has been required, and some of the requirements have changed. The 2016 submissions are now required to report on activities conducted between 2012-2015, not just the previous year as required in 2012.
The submissions must be submitted via the EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX), the web-based reporting tool. Submissions can be submitted between June 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016. The reporting threshold for the listed substances is 25,000 lbs per site and is triggered if this threshold is met during any of the calendar years between 2012-2015. There is a smaller list of substances with a 2,500 lb threshold. These thresholds are the same for both processing and use information.
If your facility exceeds the threshold for any substance for any one calendar year between 2012-2015, that substance must be reported for all four years. For more detailed information, the EPA has published a guidance document for reporting and also a fact sheet.
If your facility needs assistance with completing these reports, contact us at EES and we can help.