TSCA Reset Update: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the initial non-confidential CDR data from the 2016 reporting. Once confidential business information (CBI) claims have been reviewed (in fiscal year 2018), it is expected that additional data will be released.
This information is especially important for those gathering data for the what has become known as the “TSCA Reset” as defined in the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended TSCA. The EPA proposed a rule regarding TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Requirements on January 13, 2017 indicating that “…manufacturers and processors of chemical substances on the non-confidential portion of the Inventory would be exempt from reporting if the manufacture of that chemical substance was already reported (by any party) in response to 2012 or 2016 CDR.”
It is expected that those chemicals appearing on this initial 2016 CDR release will therefore not need to be reported as part of the Reset.