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January 10, 2024

Registration Open for January 18, 2024, Webinar on CDR Tool Preview and Testing Informational Webinar

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a webinar on January 18, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST) for an informational webinar to preview the 2024 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) tool and learn how to sign up for and participate in the testing period before the tool is formally launched. Under the CDR rule, manufacturers (including importers) of chemicals listed on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory that meet specific production volume thresholds, generally 25,000 pounds or more at any single site, must report information on the manufacture (including import), processing, and use of those chemicals. Information reported in 2024 will cover activities from 2020 to 2023, with a submission period of June 1 through September 30, 2024. Registration is open.

According to EPA, the 2024 reporting tool is an updated version of the 2020 reporting tool that addresses the issues data reporters experienced with the previous version. EPA intends the webinar for people interested in learning about how to participate in the testing period for the 2024 CDR tool that is planned for January 29 – February 9, 2024. EPA notes that “[p]re-registration for the testing period is required and participation is limited to 30 test accounts.” EPA states that it will use feedback from the testing period to help inform it about additional changes to improve the tool’s functionality, provide understandable onscreen guidance, and address any concerns involving the tool that participants identify.