Environment & Energy Report

EPA Proposal May Not Streamline Chemical Reporting After All

April 23, 2019, 8:01 PM

A new electronic reporting system the EPA has suggested as part of a proposed rule revision could save chemical manufacturers time, but other aspects of the rule could be time-consuming, policy analysts said.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed revisions to its Chemical Data Reporting rule (RIN:2070-AK33) would require companies that make or import chemicals above specified thresholds, generally 25,000 pounds a year, to every four years provide details such as their production volume, general ways the chemicals are used, and number of workers exposed.

The revisions would make “chemical reporting easier by streamlining complex submission,” the...

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