Chemical Data Reporting (CDR)

Intertek provides solutions for your TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) needs.

U.S. TSCA Chemical Regulatory Services – Chemical Data Reporting (CDR)

The finalized 2020 CDR rule was signed on March 17, 2020. The EPA also officially announced the reporting period will be extended from June through September 30, to June through November 30, 2020. 

The Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Data Reporting rule (TSCA CDR) is an initiative put forward by the U.S. EPA to gather data on substances in commerce in quantities above a defined threshold in the United States over a certain time period. A call for information is sent out every 4 years (2012, 2016, 2020, etc.) requesting basic screening-level, exposure-related chemical data from manufacturers (including importers) on the chemicals they produce domestically or import. EPA uses the data to support environmental and human health screening, assessment, priority setting and risk management activities and makes the non-confidential business information it receives available to the public.

This mandatory rule undergoes many changes after each iteration and is typically published one year prior to its respective reporting deadline.

The 2020 iteration aims to reduce the burden of the reporting process for manufacturers, processors and importers; two examples being the data codes to be used and the clarification of certain exemptions. In addition to this simplification, the new rule aims to be aligned with the 2016 TSCA amendment with respect to confidentiality claims, providing the public with more information on chemicals in commerce, and supporting data collection.

As part of our multifaceted TSCA services, Intertek can help you navigate what needs to be reported and strategize what information should be claimed as confidential. These are not the only changes implemented under this new rule. Please contact Intertek for a full discussion of how the new rule effects your reporting.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring Inventory Update reporting requirements for the current reporting period
  • Reviewing current mechanisms for tracking volumes and other required information of imported and manufactured products and materials at substance level
  • Preparing reporting forms (Form U) using the EPA’s online submission tool
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