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Largest Trove of Chemical Use, Production Data Released by EPA

May 13, 2022, 3:23 PM

The EPA has released the largest volume of chemical production data in years to help the public, and agency, understand what chemicals are in US commerce and how they’re used, information that will help shape the agency’s regulations for years.

The Environmental Protection Agency released online Thursday data chemical manufacturers and importers were mandated to provide for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The Chemical Data Reporting rule, which requires the information every four years, generates the largest single source of basic information on chemicals available to the agency. The EPA uses it to decide which chemicals warrant closer scrutiny and ...

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