Washington, DC - The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is launching an improved programme that aims to help the PU industry meet mandatory emissions reporting obligations to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
CPI's Regulatory Compliance Assistance Program (RCAP) is a tool to help facilities that use MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) and polymeric MDI to calculate their toxic release inventory (TRI) reporting.
The programme was created as general guidance to help facilities understand and estimate emissions for TRI reporting under the "diisocyanates" category, CPI said in a 31 May news release.
Companies exceeding EPA's threshold limits are required by EPA to submit Form A or Form R by 1 July of each year to federal regulators and a corresponding state agency based on the proceeding calendar year activities.
"Among the services CPI provides to the polyurethanes community are tools like the RCAP that help our industry meet regulatory requirements and fulfill commitments to product stewardship" said CPI senior director Lee Salamone.
The new RCAP tool is more user-friendly than its predecessor and provides clear instructions and guidance information, CPI said. The interactive tool is in a convenient spreadsheet format and is available free of charge on CPI's website. CPI offers users support to help answer questions regarding MDI, polymeric MDI or TRI reporting.
CPI will also launch an RCAP tool for TDI (toluene diisocyanate) emissions in the near future.