20 May '11, 8pm

EPA Suspends Chemical Reporting Until Strict Changes Finalized

EPA Suspends Chemical Reporting Until Strict Changes Finalized

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will let companies hold off on reporting some information about chemicals while it makes changes that will require companies to report additional information and more frequently. Under the Toxic Substances Control Act, companies that manufacture or import any of about 83,000 chemicals are required to report data on how they use, process or manufacture those chemicals. Current rules say updates need to be made every five years and say chemicals needed to be reported only if certain amounts are produced. Proposed changes , which would affect a large number of chemical manufacturers, would: Make reporting more frequent, at every four years; Lower the threshold for when chemicals need to be reported on; Require additional information to be turned over; Require electronic reporting. The EPA put out the proposed changes i...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/05/20/epa-suspends-chem...

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