EPA Partially Exempts Certain Chemical Substances From Some CDR Reporting

On March 29, 2016 the EPA published a final rule (81 FR 17392-17395) that amends the list of chemical substances that are partially exempt from reporting additional information under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule.  The final rule is effective March 29, 2016. 

With this final rule the EPA is adding the following chemical substances to the list that are exempt from reporting the information described in 40 CFR 711.15(b)(4) :

  • Fatty acids, C14-18 and C16-18 unsaturated, methyl esters (CASRN 67762-26-9)
  • Fatty acids, C16-18 and C-18 unsaturated, methyl esters (CASRN 67762-38-3)
  • Fatty acids, canola oil, methyl esters (CASRN 129828-16-6)
  • Fatty acids, corn oil, methyl esters (CASRN 515152-40-6)
  • Fatty acids, tallow, methyl esters (CASRN 61788-61-2)
  • Soybean oil, methyl esters (CASRN 67784-80-9).

According to 40 CFR 711.6, this partial exemption will become inapplicable to a chemical substance in the event that the chemical substance later becomes the subject of a rule proposed or promulgated under section 4, 5(a)(2), 5(b)(4), or 6 of TSCA; an enforceable consent agreement (ECA) developed under the procedures of 40 CFR part 790; an order issued under TSCA section 5(e) or 5(f); or relief that has been granted under
a civil action under TSCA section 5 or 7.