Domestic Reporting Requirements for Chemical Industry
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Existing federal and state government reporting requirements fail to provide the full, and detailed information on the chemical industry necessary to satisfy the annual data reporting requirements of the Chemical Weapons Convention CWC. A wealth of information about the commercial chemical industry is collected by government. However, the legal authority to compel industry to report is specific and limited to each agencys legislative mandate. Statutory and administrative regulations limit access to primary manufacturing data on Confidential Business Information CBI grounds. The information collected under limited authority is often restricted for use solely within the collecting agency. Reporting under the Toxic Substances Control Act TSCA comes close to meeting CWC requirements. However, the Chemical Inventory list is compiled from pre-manufacturing notices and is only updated every four years. Other Environmental Protection Agency EPA reporting requirements focus on air and solid waste pollution, rather than on regulating specific chemical products. Chemical Weapons Convention, Confidential Business Information, Toxic Substances Control Act.
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