From BioMass Magazine:

On August 13 the U.S. EPA published its proposed Inventory Update Reporting Modifications rule in the Federal Register, beginning a 60-day public comment period. The proposed rule aims to amend the reporting requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory Update Reporting fuel, which requires manufacturers and importers of certain chemical substances to report information about the manufacturing, import, processing and use of chemical substances listed on the TSCA Inventory of Chemical Substances. The proposed rule applies to both bio-based and fossil-based chemical producers and importers…

The proposed rule recently published by the EPA would enhance the information that must be reported by chemical manufacturers and importers and would increase the frequency of reporting from every five years to every four years. The proposed rule would also require that data be submitted electronically, which the EPA said will help the agency expedite the process of making the reported information publically available. In addition, the proposed rule would limit the information that can be treated as confidential.

Those potentially affected by the proposed role include entities that manufacture or import 25,000 pounds or more of chemical substances and mixtures listed on the TSCA Inventory. According to the EPA, chemical users and processors who manufacture byproduct chemical substances could also be affected by the proposed rule.

For more information see the link above.

The Federal Register publication is available for download here: Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 156 / Friday, August 13, 2010 / Proposed Rules

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