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Industry prepares for major TSCA shake-up

September 21, 2011

WASHINGTON — Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made significant changes to its Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), increasing reporting responsibilities under the newly named Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule, according to a press release.

Previously known as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule, the CDR rule has been updated to require chemical manufacturers and importers to report a broader range of data than ever before and to submit those reports more frequently, the release stated.

According to the release, the threshold for mandatory reporting has changed, meaning many businesses that have never reported under TSCA will now be required to do so.

To assist the industry to prepare for compliance with the more stringent requirements of the revised rule, Lion Technology Inc. will present its two-hour TSCA: Chemical Reporting and Recordkeeping web seminar on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 11 a.m., the release noted.

The seminar will cover the new recordkeeping and reporting requirements, when and how to submit reports to the EPA, an overview of exclusions and exempted activities, management standards for PCBs and more, the release added.

To register for this event, click here.

Click here to read the complete release.