WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers. The improved rule, known as the chemical data reporting rule (CDR), also requires that companies submit the information electronically to EPA, rather than on paper, and limits confidentiality claims by companies.

The CDR rule, which falls under the Toxic Substances Control Act inventory update rule (IUR), requires more frequent reporting of critical information on chemicals and requires the submission of new and updated information relating to potential chemical exposures, current production volume, manufacturing site-related data, and processing and use-related data for a larger number of chemicals. For additional information, visit www.epa.gov/iur.