Saturday, January 14, 2017

Changes To Toxic Release Inventory Reporting Chemicals In 2017

On November 28, 2016, the USEPA published a final rule that adds a HBCD category to the TRI list of reportable chemicals. The HBCD category includes two CASRNs:
•3194-55-6 (1,2,5,6,9,10-HBCD) and
•25637-99-4 (HBCD).

Since the HBCD category meets the TRI criteria for a persistent bioaccumulative toxic (PBT) chemical, USEPA established a reporting threshold of 100 lbs for the category.

The rule was effective November 30, 2016, and applies to the 2017 reporting year with the first reports due by July 1, 2018.

On November 16, 2016, the USEPA published a proposed rule to add a NPE category, which contains thirteen NPEs, to the TRI list of reportable chemicals. NPEs are nonionic surfactants used in adhesives, wetting agents, emulsifiers, stabilizers, dispersants, defoamers, cleaners, paints, and coatings. If finalized as proposed, facilities required to report NPEs included in the new category would file just one TRI report form for the covered NPEs.

Toxic Release Inventory reports for calendar year 2016 are due by July 1, 2016

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