2016 Chemical Data Reporting: Don’t Despair; Get Prepared! Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m
In two short months, the reporting period for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule, June 1, 2016 – September 30, 2016, will open. Will your company be ready? Are you well-versed in the new reporting elements that will be required in the 2016 reporting cycle? Do you know whether your chemicals will be subject to lower reporting thresholds, or if the 2012 reporting exemptions still apply? Are you certain you have all the relevant information collected and ready to submit on Form U?
If you answered “no” to any of the questions above, don’t despair. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to offer a complimentary webinar that will include a review of the CDR reporting elements, a highlight of changes that will come into play for 2016, and some helpful hints on how to get prepared. The webinar will be presented on May 3, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EDT), and will consist of 45 minutes of presentation, followed by a 15 minute Q&A period.
As seasoned regulatory veterans know, CDR applies to manufacturers and importers of chemical substances subject to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). But those watching the CDR space know that changes will be implemented in the 2016 reporting cycle; and even experienced CDR submitters may get tripped up on these changes, which include:
- Expansion of years to report on production volume information;
- Varied reporting thresholds for subject chemicals;
- Potential exclusion of reporting exemptions; and
- Utility of CDR data for Next Generation Compliance initiatives.
- Kathleen M. Roberts, Senior Regulatory Consultant, B&C; and Vice President, B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM).
Ms. Roberts is an expert on TSCA with over 25 years’ experience in engaged advocacy, compliance, and communication activities with industry and EPA staff. Ms. Roberts writes and speaks frequently about the opportunities for industry to use TSCA to its competitive advantage and the challenges that newer chemicals and technologies sometimes present under TSCA regulations, and has provided expert testimony on understanding the history and impact of TSCA before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
- Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, B&C Dr. Engler is a 17-year veteran of EPA, where he participated in thousands of TSCA substance reviews, as well as pre-notice and post-review meetings with submitters to resolve complex or difficult cases. Dr. Engler’s thorough understanding of chemical nomenclature and its impact upon TSCA Inventory status has made him an in-demand speaker at conferences and workshops, as has his expertise in understanding the CDR status of byproducts, intermediates, and polymers.
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a Washington D.C. law firm focusing on conventional, biobased, and nanoscale industrial, agricultural, and specialty chemical product regulation and approval, and associated business matters. B&C affiliate B&C Consortia Management (BCCM) helps the chemical industry leverage resources and maximize impact by forming consortia to achieve shared research, testing, regulatory, and access goals. Visit the B&C website or the BCCM website for information regarding the comprehensive global solutions we offer for complying with TSCA and other chemical regulations. Additional information is available from our archive of TSCA-related regulatory memoranda and TSCA-related articles.