On 15th May 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication version of the final rule “Small Manufacturer Definition Update for Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under TSCA section 8(a).

This rule finalizes amendments to the definition of a small manufacturer, including a new definition for small government. Changes to the small manufacturer definition impact certain reporting and recordkeeping requirements established under TSCA, including reporting under the TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule.

The final rule for small manufacturer reporting are defined in two Standards:

1.  First Standard: A Manufacture/importer is considered small if its annual sales are less than $120 million. However, if the annual production or importation volume of a substance at any individual site owned or controlled by the manufacturer/importer is greater than 100,000 pounds, it will not qualify as “small” for purposes of reporting on the production or importation of that substance at that site.

2.  Second Standard: A Manufacture / importer is considered small if its annual sales are less than $12 million, regardless of the quantity of substances manufactured or imported.

Final definition of a small government:

Government of a city, county, town, township, village, school district, or special district with a population of less than 50,000 can be considered as small government. State and tribal governments are not considered small governments

Please find the reference pdf link to view the final rule in detail:


Reference: https://www.epa.gov/chemical-data-reporting/prepublication-version-final-rule-tsca-chemical-data-reporting-revisions-and


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