Mon September 26, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended the submission deadline to October 31 for 2016 reports under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) regulations.

Regulated entities that experienced difficulties with using XML Schema and the length of time for data validation expressed concerns with being able to meet the September 30 deadline. Effective September 26, EPA agreed the reporting period should be extended, noting that it became aware of the issues only recently. This extension applies only to the 2016 reporting year.

CDR regulations require manufacturers and importers of certain chemical substances that are listed on the TSCA Inventory to report, every four years, current data on the manufacturing, processing and use of those substances. Information on how to report and hotlines for assistance can be found here


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