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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ43 Publication ID: Fall 2010 
Title: TSCA Inventory Update Reporting Modifications 
Abstract: The Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule enables EPA to procure basic information on chemicals manufactured or processed for commercial purposes, resulting in a unique database that includes current production volume, manufacturing site-related data, and processing and use-related data for larger volume chemicals. This broad-based collection of manufacturing and use-exposure-related data provides basic information needed for risk prevention and management activities. The changes in the IUR Modifications rule are designed: (1) to tailor the information collected to more closely match the Agency’s overall information needs; (2) to obtain new and updated information relating to potential exposures to a subset of chemical substances listed on the Toxics Substances and Control Act (TSCA) Inventory; and (3) to improve the utility of the information reported. EPA believes that changing the information collected through the IUR, the method and frequency of collecting the information, and confidential business information (CBI) requirements will accomplish these goals. The major changes in the IUR Modifications Rule include: eliminating the upper threshold to collect processing and use data for all reported chemicals, collecting multi-year production volume information, returning the frequency of reporting to every 4 years from every 5, triggering reporting based on the annual production volume since the last IUR, and requiring electronic reporting. Other changes include modifications to specific data elements such as the production volume and types of industrial and commercial/consumer uses; requiring an indication of consumer or commercial use and, if commercial, the number of workers; changes to requirements for making CBI claims; migrating the regulatory text from 40 CFR 710 to 711; and eliminating obsolete regulatory text. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 710 
Legal Authority: 15 USC 2607 (TSCA section 8) 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM Comment Period Extended  08/13/2010  75 FR 49656 
Final Action  07/00/2011   
Additional Information: EPA publication information: NPRM - http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#documentDetail?R=0900006480b2ff32; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2009-0187
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: http://www.epa.gov/iur/  
Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Susan Sharkey
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
7405M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-8789
Fax:202 564-4775
Email: Sharkey.Susan@epa.gov

Chenise Farquharson
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
7405M,
Washington, DC 204060
Phone:202 564-7768
Fax:202 564-4775
Email: Farquharson.Chenise@epa.gov

 
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