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WASHINGTON (February 11, 2013) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) information, which includes use and exposure data on more than 7,600 chemicals in commerce.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement:

"We welcome the release of the 2012 CDR data to help EPA and the public better understand how chemicals are manufactured and used in commerce. Like previous chemical data reporting released to the public, this information will give EPA a clearer picture of how chemicals are used in commercial and consumer products, including in products intended for use by children. ACC supports EPA's efforts in the CDR to improve how EPA collects chemical information and releases it to the public. We also support the Agency's efforts to prioritize chemicals in commerce for further review.

"ACC worked closely with EPA and offered constructive comments to enhance how the Agency collects and disseminates information under the CDR rule. We believe these enhancements, along with other recommendations ACC has submitted to EPA, can improve the quality of the Agency's decision making about chemicals under the  Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and with it, the public's confidence in the chemical regulatory system."


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