November 20, 2020
On November 19, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an extension of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) submission period from November 30, 2020 to January 29, 2021. According to EPA, this submission period extension is in response to stakeholder requests for additional time due to technical issues with the eCDRweb electronic reporting tool.
The CDR regulations, which are codified at 40 CFR Part 711, require manufacturers and importers of certain chemical substances listed on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory to report data on chemical manufacturing, processing, and use every four years. EPA had previously extended the submission deadline for 2020 reports from September 30, 2020 to November 30, 2020. See our blog article entitled EPA Amends CDR Regulations for additional information.
As a result of the extension announced on November 19th, companies that were struggling to prepare and submit the required reports by November 30th will now have more time. Furthermore, the extension will allow companies that may not have been aware of the requirements to determine if they are subject to reporting. UL can assist such companies in making those determinations and with preparation and submission of required reports.