EPA has announced that it plans to submit a proposed rule amending the reporting requirements of the TSCA Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule. The IUR rule requires manufacturers and importers of certain chemical substances listed on the TSCA Chemical Substances Inventory to report information about manufacturing (including import), processing and use of those chemical substances. According to EPA, the proposed amendments will provide the agency with improved information to allow it to better identify and, where appropriate, take steps to manage the risks associated with chemical substances.  

The proposed amendments would require electronic reporting of IUR information and modify IUR reporting requirements, including certain circumstances that trigger reporting, the specific data to be reported, the reporting standard for processing and use information, and Confidential Business Information (CBI) reporting procedures. EPA will accept comments on the proposed amendments for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. See EPA Press Release, August 11, 2010.