Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule Reporting Period Closes September 30, 2016

Written By: Caltha LLP | Published On: 25th July 2016 | Category: Hazardous Materials, Product Stewardship, TSCA | RSS Feed

Manufacturers (including importers) are required to report if they meet certain production volume thresholds, generally 25,000 lbs or more of a chemical substance at any single site. However, a reduced reporting threshold (2,500 lb) now applies to chemical substances subject to certain TSCA actions.

Since the last reporting cycle, some changes were enacted to the rule:

  • Reporting is now triggered if the annual reporting threshold is met during any of the calendar years since the last principal reporting year (2012 – 2015).
    • In general, the reporting threshold remains 25,000 lb per site.  However, a reduced reporting threshold (2,500 lb) now applies to chemical substances subject to certain TSCA actions. See chart below.
    • For chemical substances that trigger reporting, total annual production volume must now be reported for each calendar year since the last principal reporting year (2012 – 2015).
    • There is no longer a different reporting threshold for processing and use information. That provision expired after the 2012 CDR. The reporting threshold for processing and use information is the same as the reporting threshold for CDR generally (25,000 lb or 2,500 lb), depending on existence of certain TSCA actions.

The current reporting period is from July 1 through September 30, 2016. All manufacturers and importers must have submitted their report by September 30.

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