Contact: Marie Francis, (202) 249-6514  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 17, 2012) - The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has launched a new program designed to help manufacturers, processors and other users of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) with calculating emissions to meet mandatory reporting obligations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CPI's  Regulatory Compliance Assistance Program (RCAP) is a tool to help facilities calculate their Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting.

This program was created as general guidance to help facilities understand and estimate TDI emissions for TRI reporting under the "toluene diisocyanate (mixed isomers)," "toluene-2,4-diisocyanate" and "toluene-2,6-diisocyanate" categories. Facilities that use TDI and exceed the threshold limits are required by EPA to submit a Form A or Form R by July 1st of each year to federal regulators and to other corresponding state agencies based on the proceeding calendar year activities.

"We are proud of our continued efforts to help our industry meet their mandatory emissions reporting obligations by developing these programs that offer support and information to what can be a complicated system of TDI reporting. This particular tool was designed with unique interactive qualities and in a spreadsheet format to provide our users with convenience and ease. I encourage all those interested in learning more about this tool to visit our site and use the RCAP tool," said CPI Senior Director Lee Salamone.

This new tool has a number of built-in formulas to estimate emissions from typical process applications and activities. The interactive tool is in a convenient spreadsheet format allowing users to easily import data and print helpful reports and is available free of charge on CPI's Website. In addition to the RCAP for TDI, CPI also offers a similar program for MDI under the "diisocyanates" category. CPI offers program users support to help answer questions regarding MDI, PMDI, TDI or TRI reporting.

For more information, visit CPI's RCAP page .


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