Chemicals, EHS Management, Regulatory Developments

CDR Exemption List Amended!

A final rule was published in the March 29, 2016 Federal Register that amends the list of chemical substances that are partially exempt from reporting processing and use information under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule.

The new partial exemption eliminates an existing reporting requirement under 40 CFR 711.6(b)(2) for:

  • Fatty acids, C14-18 and C16-18 unsaturated, methyl esters (CASRN 67762-26-9)
  • Fatty acids, C16-18 and C-18 unsaturated, methyl esters (CASRN 67762-38-3)
  • Fatty acids, canola oil, methyl esters (CASRN 129828-16-6)
  • Fatty acids, corn oil, methyl esters (CASRN 515152-40-6)
  • Fatty acids, tallow, methyl esters (CASRN 61788-61-2)
  • Soybean oil, methyl esters (CASRN 67784-80-9)

The amendments were made because the EPA determined that, based on the information available on the six chemical substances, there is a low current interest in their CDR processing and use information.

The Toxic Substances Control Act’s (TSCA) CDR must be submitted every 4 years by companies manufacturing or importing any chemical in the TSCA Inventory above certain thresholds at a single site. The CDR provides the EPA with information on the production of chemicals and their use in commerce, meaning where and how chemicals are being used and by whom.

The rule is effective on March 29, 2016.