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The proposed rule would require manufacturers, including importers, to submit information electronically, which will help the agency to make the data public more quickly. The proposed rule also would limit the information that can be treated as confidential, and require more reporting from chemical manufacturers.
This proposal will undergo public comment, before the agency develops the final rule and guidance documents. The agency expects to finalize the modifications to the chemical information reporting rule in time for the next reporting period, scheduled for June 1 to Sept.30, 2011. Electronic reporting software and associated guidance materials will be available before the start of the submission period.
The agency is also seeking public comment on a draft guidance document on chemical information reporting and on specific documents relating to the reporting of chemical byproducts.
To submit comments on the proposed rule and the guidance document, see docket EPA–HQ–OPPT–2009-0187: www.regulations.gov.
More information about the TSCA Inventory Update Reporting program and the IUR Modifications proposed rule is available at www.epa.gov/iur.