2016 TSCA Reporting

The 2016 TSCA Reports for chemical manufacturers are due by September 30, 2016.  Production volumes of chemicals manufactured are included in this report.  Under TSCA the import of a chemical is considered manufacturing.  Unlike previous years, the manufacturers are required to report production volumes from 2012 through 2015.  In previous reports only the previous calendar year was required.  

To check the status of a specific chemical to determine whether if the reporting threshold Is 2,500 lbs or 25,000 lbs, the US EPA has provided the following website https://ofmpub.epa.gov/sor_internet/registry/substreg/searchandretrieve/substancesearch/search.do.  This website allows you to look up a specific chemical to see the chemical’s reporting threshold.

For chemicals manufactured/imported above the threshold in 2015, addition data will be required.  This data includes manufacturing information and processing and use information (divided into Industrial Processing and Use and Consumer and Commercial Use).  A paper copy of the form is available here.    https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-04/documents/2016_primary_form_u.pdf.  For the years 2012 through 2014, only the production volumes need to be reported.

Once again, US EPA will utilize the Central Data Exchange (CDX) for electronic filing of the 2016 TSCA report.  The CDX system requires that paper signature is on file for the primary authorized official, so adequate time should be permitted if the primary authorized official has changed.

Additional information and support for the 2016 TSCA reporting is available at https://www.epa.gov/chemical-data-reporting/how-report-under-chemical-data-reporting.

Joyce McCune Gentry, P.E., MS, has more than twenty years of experience in the environmental arena. Joyce is a Registered Professional Engineer in West Virginia. She works with industrial and commercial clients, providing technical consulting services, including water and air permitting, pollution prevention planning, the development and implementation of waste management programs, as well as advice on client-specific environmental issues. In addition to providing support for industrial and commercial clients, she has provided litigation support, such as environmental data analysis and data management.
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