TSCA Chemical Data Reporting 2020: Are You Ready?

Original Webinar Date: January 30, 2020

The Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, under Section 8(a) of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), requires manufacturers and importers to submit data to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) every four years on the chemicals that they produce domestically, or import into the United States. 2020 is the first reporting year in which we will truly begin to see the effects that changes to TSCA under the Lautenberg Act will have on the CDR.

Of key importance for the 2020 reporting year is the impact of the proliferation of Consent Orders and Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) under TSCA Section 5, which will negate exemptions and lower reporting thresholds for many substances and affect small businesses who may not have had reporting obligations in the past.

In addition, there are pending potential changes to requirements and reporting due to an EPA Proposed Rule to amend the CDR regulations.

As you plan and prepare to report in 2020, it is critical to understand the reporting requirements and their impacts in advance to ensure that you are armed and ready to act in the most efficient way for your business.

What will you learn?

This webinar will give you a crucial head start by examining:

  • The regulatory requirements
  • Steps to determine your reporting obligations
  • The EPA’s Proposed Rule,
  • and practical recommendations for data gathering and submission.


Date: January 30, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (EST)

Duration: 60 minutes

  • English

Presenter(s): John J. Kowalski & Ghassan (Gus) Zughaib

John J. Kowalski

John J. Kowalski is a Senior Regulatory Specialist at UL with more than 30 years of industry and regulatory experience. In this role, he is responsible for monitoring new developments under the TSCA, as amended, and for updating the TSCA-related content in the LOLI Database and Navigator Reference Tool.

Mr. Kowalski also develops and presents TSCA-related seminars, webinars, and training courses, and co-instructs UL’s TSCA Essentials Training Course. He provides TSCA consulting services to both domestic and international clients who want to sell their products in the United States, consulting on all aspects or TSCA.

As a well-known and esteemed TSCA regulatory expert, John often speaks on the subject at professional society conferences, and writes numerous articles for UL’s blog.

John holds a B.S. in Chemistry and is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

Ghassan (Gus) Zughaib

Ghassan (Gus) Zughaib is a Senior Regulatory Specialist at UL with over 9 years of chemical-based regulatory experience.

Gus is an expert in global chemical control regulations, including TSCA, as well as Middle Eastern and African chemical regulations. He is also responsible for researching and maintaining this regulatory content for the LOLI Database and Navigator Reference Tool.

Gus also provides TSCA consulting services to both domestic and international clients seeking to market products in the United States and for all aspects of TSCA compliance, and co-instructs UL’s TSCA Essentials Training Course.

Gus holds a B.S. in Biology and is fluent in English, Arabic and French.



TSCA Essentials Training – Updated For 2020

It is critical for companies that manufacture, import, process, or use chemicals in the U.S. to possess the fundamental understandings of how the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) affects their businesses.

Our popular 2.5 day TSCA Essentials training course is designed to provide TSCA practitioners, both new and experienced, with the tools needed to perform their daily work. The course will use interactive instruction with a focus on today’s TSCA, where electronic reporting is the norm for Section 5 notices and other submissions.

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