Question # 878

878. How can the identity of a listed toxic chemical be protected from disclosure for trade secrecy purposes?
Section 313 allows only the specific identity of a toxic chemical to be claimed as a trade secret. The rest of the Form R must be completed. This information is accessible to the public, including information on releases and other waste management of the toxic chemical. For trade secrecy claims, two versions of the Form R (one identifying the toxic chemical, the other containing only a generic chemical identity) and two versions of a trade secret substantiation form (July 28, 1988; 53 FR 28772) must be completed and sent to EPA.

Additional Details

Question # 878 Source EPCRA Section 313 Questions & Answers 2019 Consolidation Document (PDF)(413 pp, 2.4 MB, April 2019)
ID 19-878 Status Current
Category 7. Trade Secrets Subcategory
Keyword(s) Trade Secret
Prior Q&A [Archived] Question Number 719, 1998 EPCRA 313 Q&A