Reporting Deadline is Quickly Approaching:

June 1st marks the commencement of the 2024 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) cycle, which will run through September 30, 2024. CDR demands the attention of manufacturers and importers alike and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released guidance to assist with the upcoming reporting obligations. The EPA has issued a revamped resource portal and improved reporting tool, aimed at streamlining what for many has historically been a daunting and complex task of chemical data reporting. 

CDR Rule:

The CDR rule is a crucial component in the EPA’s mission to safeguard human health and the environment. At its core, the CDR cycle necessitates manufacturers and importers to divulge data every four years, encompassing details regarding the manufacturing, processing, and utilization of chemicals listed on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory. These insights are invaluable, fostering a comprehensive understanding of chemical usage within the United States, aiding in risk assessment, and prioritizing chemicals for further evaluation. 

CDR GuideME:

The EPA’s latest resource portal, aptly named CDR GuideME, demonstrates their commitment to simplifying the chemical data reporting process. Here, stakeholders can access a plethora of guidance documents, training materials, reporting instructions, and more, all housed under one digital roof. With an intuitive interface and powerful search capabilities, navigating through the intricacies of the CDR requirements has never been more straightforward. 

CDX System Updates:

The enhancements even extend beyond mere guidance. The EPA has released an updated iteration of the CDX system, the electronic gateway for CDR submissions. Specific reporting codes for 2024 have been incorporated, aligning with the reporting period spanning 2020 to 2023. Additionally, users can now take advantage of bulk uploading chemical information via an updated spreadsheet, which streamlines the data submission process. There is also improved functionality facilitating the transfer of Confidential Business Information claims and simplifying record access and preservation. 

Before diving into reporting obligations, prospective submitters must remember to register with CDX and gain EPA approval. This prerequisite ensures compliance and paves the way for seamless interaction with the reporting tool. For support or more information on EPA’s CDR rule, please reach out to H2 compliance.    

 Published May 17, 2024