EPA Proposed Rule Increases Reporting Requirements for Certain Chemicals

On August 11, EPA released the text of a proposed rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which will increase reporting requirements for chemicals regulated under that statute.

The proposed rule will amend EPA’s Inventory Update Rule (IUR), which requires manufacturers and importers of certain chemicals to report specified information for those substances.  The amended rule will increase those reporting requirements, including expanding the time period for reporting, increasing the frequency, eliminating upper thresholds for reporting, and rejecting more confidential business information claims, among other changes.

Companies who import or manufacture chemicals that are subject to TSCA and are concerned about any of the proposed additional reporting requirements should comment on the proposed rule during the public comment period.

For more information or assistance, please contact Steve O’Day (, Phillip Hoover (, or Lisa Branch (

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