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Important TRI Reporting Update: 16 New Substances Added

TRI Reporting updateFor those of our readers who are preparing for the upcoing TRI reporting season, the EPA has announced an important update to the TRI reporting regulations by adding 16 new substances to the reportable substances list. This could affect your facility's TRI reporting, due July 1, 2012.

These substances are classified as being "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen" by the National Toxicology Program (NTP). 4 of the substances are being added under the PAC (polycyclic aromatic compounds) category, making them especially important to report.

It is vital that your Toxic Release Inventory report take these changes into account, if applicable for your facility. 


The substances being added to the TRI reporting list are:

CAS Number                 Chemical Name

81-49-2 1                 -Amino-2,4-dibromoanthraquinone

3296-90-0                 2,2-bis(Bromomethyl)-1,3-propanediol

110-00-9                   Furan

556-52-5                   Glycidol

78-79-5                     Isoprene

93-15-2                     Methyleugenol

91-23-6                      o-Nitroanisole

75-52-5                      Nitromethane

77-09-8                      Phenolphthalein

116-14-3                    Tetrafluoroethylene

509-14-8                    Tetranitromethane

75-02-5                      Vinyl Fluoride

Additions to the Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (PACs) category:

CAS Number                  Chemical Name

42397-64-8                   1,6-Dinitropyrene

42397-65-9                   1,8-Dinitropyrene

7496-02-8                     6-Nitrochrysene

57835-92-4                   4-Nitropyrene

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