Washington, DC - The US Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has a new programme designed to help manufacturers, processors and other users of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) to calculate emissions to meet their mandatory reporting obligations to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
CPI's Regulatory Compliance Assistance Program (RCAP) is a tool to help facilities using TDI to calculate their Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting.
This programme was created as general guidance to help plant managers understand and estimate TDI emissions for TRI reporting under the categories "toluene diisocyanate (mixed isomers)," "toluene-2,4-diisocyanate" and "toluene-2,6-diisocyanate."
CPI says that facilities that use TDI and exceed the threshold limits are required by EPA to submit a Form A or Form R by 1 July of each year to federal regulators and to other corresponding state agencies based on the proceeding calendar year activities.
Noting that CPI is pleased to help the PU industry meet mandatory obligations on emissions reporting, CPI senior director Lee Salamone said these programmes "offer support and information to what can be a complicated system of TDI reporting."
This new tool interactive tool has built-in formulas to estimate emissions from typical processes and activities. A convenient spreadsheet format also allows users to import data and print reports. It is available free on CPI's website.
CPI also offers a similar programme for MDI under the 'diisocyanates' category.