19 Jul 2022

EPA issued a final rule on July 18, 2022, in response to a January 2022 announcement, which identified five additional PFAS that require reporting under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).

Certain industries, including federal facilities, are required to report TRI data to EPA each year when they manufacture, process, or otherwise use TRI-listed chemicals above a certain level. The data include quantities of chemicals that have been released into the environment or disposed of as waste. By collecting information through the TRI, communities can learn more about how certain chemicals are handled in their area. As a result of the data collected, EPA is better able to understand the substances listed.

The 5 PFAS affected with reporting requirement are as below:

  • Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid also known as PFBS (Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CASRN) 375-73-5)
  • Perfluorobutanesulfonate (CASRN 45187-15-3)
  • Potassium perfluorobutane sulfonate (29420-49-3)

Reporting of PFAS (2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, hexadecyl ester, polymers with 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, gamma.-.omega.-perfluoro-C10-16-alkyl acrylate and stearyl methacrylate) with CAS 203743-03-7 cannot be claimed as confidential as per new rule.

Reporting for the above 4 PFAS will be due to EPA by July 1st 2023, for calendar year 2022 data.

PFAS with CAS number65104-45-2(Chemical name-3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9,10,10,11,11,12,12,12-Heneicosafluorododecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate polymer with 3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9,10,10,10-heptadecafluorodecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9,10,10,11,) meets the definition and reporting due July 1st 2022 for calendar year 2021 data.

Other reporting requirements for other PFAS are as below:

  • The threshold for Perfluorooctanoic acid with CAS -335-67-1 is 0.1%. For other PFAS additions have threshold level of 1%.
  • • Use reporting thresholds of 100 pounds for each listed PFAS other than the ones established by National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) establishes TRI manufacturing, processing

Do you want to learn more about the US EPA PFAS reporting guidelines? Talk to one of our compliance specialists today.