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Keep in Mind – Polymers are EXEMPT from CDR Reporting!

Posted by Shivi Kakar

Jan 16, 2012 1:36:44 AM

As you begin to gather the information for your TSCA 2012 CDR submission, keep in mind that almost all polymers are exempt from reporting.

What polymeric substances are exempt from reporting?

  • Chemical substances described with the word fragments “*polym*”, “*alkyd”, or “oxylated” in the Chemical Abstracts (CA) Index Name

  • Chemical substance which is identified in the TSCA Master Inventory File as-    Siloxane(s) and silicone(s)

-       Silsesquioxane(s)

-       Proteins (albumin, casein, gelatin, gluten, hemoglobin)

-       Enzymes

-       Polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, or gum)

-       Rubbers

-       Lignins

What polymeric substance are NOT exempt from reporting?

Those substances that result from hydrolysis, depolymerization, or chemical modification of polymers, regardless of the extent of these processes, if the final products are no longer polymeric (e.g., a mixture of amino acids that is the result of hydrolysis of a polypeptide), the chemical substances are not considered to be polymers and must be reported if not otherwise excluded.

If you need guidance for the EPA TSCA 2012 CDR Submission, Emilcott offers these helpful options

  1. Contact Emilcott  directly with your questions about TSCA or other regulatory issues.

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  3. Look for additional information at the Emilcott TSCA Center Page

Topics: Emilcott, TSCA, CDR, CDR Reporting, polymeric substance, polymers, Uncategorized

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