Contact: Scott Jensen (202) 249-6511

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2012) -  The Environmental Protection Agency announced a six week extension for chemical manufacturers to submit production, exposure, and use data required under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. In response, the following holding statement can be attributed to the American Chemistry Council:

"We welcome the extension and are encouraged that EPA has recognized the concerns raised by industry regarding some of the problems encountered with submitting CDR information using the EPA's electronic reporting system. ACC fully supports EPA's need to electronically obtain better information on chemicals to help better prioritize its review of chemicals in commerce and to strengthen public confidence in the regulation of chemicals under TSCA . An extended reporting window will ultimately produce a more robust and useful database. ACC and its  members remain committed to ensuring a workable, effective CDR electronic reporting process."

» View ACC's letter to the EPA


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