Thursday, February 2, 2012
EPA Will Not Change Chemical Data Reporting Deadline Despite House Request
Jones also noted that, “we believe that the current five month window for companies to report, along with their ability to engage the agency directly on any questions or issues they may have, provides an adequate opportunity for reporting by June 30, 2012.”
The final CDR was published on August 15, 2011, thus giving substantial time for industry to understand their obligations and prepare for the submission. EPA also recently provided guidance for submitting byproduct data, a key concern expressed in the Upton/Shimkus letter. Overall, EPA believes that it has provided substantial lead time and guidance for industry to comply and that the additional delays requested by the Republican members of the House are both unwarranted and would reduce the availability of vital, and Congressionally-mandated, health and safety information from the public.
More information on Chemical Data Reporting can be found on EPA's web site.