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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ43 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: TSCA Inventory Update Reporting Modifications 
Abstract: The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule enables EPA to collect and then, to the extent possible due to data confidentiality claims, make public critical information on the manufacturing, processing, and use of commercial chemicals, including current information on volumes of chemical production, manufacturing facility data, and how the chemicals are used. This information helps the Agency determine whether chemicals may be dangerous to people or the environment. In 2010, EPA proposed to amend the TSCA IUR rule, thereby providing improved information for EPA to better identify and, where appropriate, take steps to manage risks associated with chemical substances and mixtures (referred to hereafter as chemical substances). Additionally, improved information would be available for the public. The IUR rule, promulgated under TSCA section 8(a), requires manufacturers (including importers) of certain chemical substances on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory (TSCA Inventory) to report information about the manufacturing (including import), processing, and use of those chemical substances. EPA proposed to require electronic reporting of IUR information and to modify IUR reporting requirements, including certain circumstances that trigger reporting, the specific data to be reported, the reporting standard for processing and use information, and Confidential Business Information (CBI) reporting procedures. These proposed modifications would provide information to better address Agency and public information needs, improve the usability and reliability of the reported data, and ensure that data are available in a timely manner. 
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 sec 8)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/13/2010  75 FR 49656   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/12/2010    
Final Action  06/00/2011    
Additional Information: EPA publication information: NPRM -; 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:  
Sectors Affected: 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Chenise Farquharson
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7405M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-7768
Fax:202 564-4775

Susan Sharkey
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7406M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-8789
Fax:202 564-4775