In June this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the 2024 submission period for Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) will start on June 1, 2024. The CDR rule requires manufacturers and importers to submit relevant information including processing, manufacturing, and use activities of chemical substances from 2020 until 2023.
Chemical Data Reporting (CDR)
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule requires manufacturers and importers of chemical substances on the TSCA Inventory above an applicable regulatory threshold to report to EPA, every four years. The report must include information concerning the manufacturing, processing, and use of such chemical substances. If enterprises fail to submit a CDR or the CDR is unqualified within the deadline, they will be fined or even subject to criminal liability.
The CDR database constitutes the most comprehensive source of basic screening-level, exposure-related information on chemicals available to EPA, and is used by the Agency to protect the public from potential chemical risks.
2024 CDR Submission
The 2024 submission period is from June 1, 2024, to September 30, 2024.
Chemicals Covered under CDR:
CDR is required for all chemicals listed on the TSCA Inventory as of June 1, 2024, except for polymers, naturally occurring chemical substances, water, and certain forms of gas. CDRs are not required for chemicals that are exempted from TSCA.
- Manufacturers/importers of chemical substances; and
- Chemical users and processors who manufacture a byproduct chemical substance.
The reporting threshold is generally 25,000 lb (11,340kg); the reporting threshold is 2,500 lb (1,134kg) for any person who manufactured a chemical substance that is subject to certain provisions under TSCA.
New Requirements on 2024 CDR Reporting
For 2024 reporting and future submission periods, submitters are required to use the OECD-based codes.
How to report
All enterprises must submit CDR electronically using e-CDRweb and CDX.
The EPA intends to host a webinar to show the updated CDR reporting tool this year and expects to conduct tests on this CDR reporting tool.
Enterprises must make full preparations for CDR submission and pay attention to the following aspects:
- Whether substances circulated in the US are subject to CDR;
- Whether they need to apply for confidential business information for the data; and
- Whether enterprises have registered an account in CDX.
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