On September 19, 2016, EPA extended the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule report deadline from September 30, 2016 until October 31, 2016. As a reminder, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires manufacturers of chemical substances to periodically report their manufacturing, processing, and use of chemicals listed on the TSCA Inventory. EPA granted the extension in response to the regulated community’s concerns about delays in CDR Reporting resulting from issues associated with electronic reporting. This is a one-time extension that does not apply to subsequent submission periods, the next being in 2020.
The pre-publication version of the direct final rule can be accessed here. For more information on this issue, or for questions about the contents or process of CDR reporting under TSCA more generally, please contact Angela Levin, Doug Henderson, or Buck Dixon.