The US EPA is publishing its rule to require more environmental compliance reporting of chemical information. This rule increases the amount of information that chemical manufacturers/importers must provide the US EPA regarding the potential risks that the chemical poses to human health and the environment. The rule is called the chemical data reporting rule (CDR rule) and falls under the Toxic Substances Control Act inventory update rule (IUR). The rule also requires chemical manufacturers/importers to submit the reports electronically and limits confidentially claims by companies. As part of this rule companies will be required to more frequently report critical information on the chemicals, report new or updated information related to potential chemical exposures, current production volume, manufacturing site related data and progressing and use related data for larger number of chemicals. The additional information will allow the US EPA to better identify and manage risks associated with chemicals. US EPA is requiring companies to comply with the additional reporting requirements starting in February 2012.