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Siros_Steven_COLORBy Steven M. Siros

 

On February 11, 2013, U.S. EPA released 2012 Chemical Data Reporting ("CDR") information on more than 7,600 chemicals in commerce.  Under the CDR rule, which was promulgated under TSCA, companies are required to report manufacturing and import data if the site-specific production or import volume of the chemical exceeds 25,000 pounds.  According to U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, "[t]he 2012 Chemical Data Reporting information will help EPA and others to better assess chemicals, evaluate potential exposures and use, and expand efforts to encourage the use of safer chemicals."  Administrator Jackson further noted that "[t]he CDR data also highlight the clear need for TSCA reform."   The 2012 CDR information is available at http://www.epa.gov/oppt/cdr/index.html.