The CDR Rule and Your Obligation to Report

Written under the authority of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA’s governing regulation was issued in 1986 and was initially called the Inventory Update Rule (IUR). In a 2011 action, the Agency changed the name to the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. Under the CDR rule, between June 1, 2016, and September 30, 2016, entities that manufactured (including imported) certain chemicals between 2012 and 2015 must report information about those chemicals if they meet certain production volume thresholds and are not entitled to exemptions.

In the 2011 amendments, the EPA added new requirements concerning the type of data that must be reported, substantiation of confidential business information claims, reporting frequency, and electronic reporting. Also, the CDR rule contained several changes affecting the production volumes that trigger the reporting requirement.

The obligation to report is now only 7 months away and companies must report information going back to 2012. It’s in the favor of the manufacturing to start assembling data from past years before the time gap widens.

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