Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
Non-Confidential 1990, 1994, and 1998 Inventory Update Rule (IUR) Information on HPV Chemicals
The files on this page contain non-confidential information from reports filed under the 1990, 1994, and 1998 Inventory Update Rule (IUR) cycles on the high production volume (HPV) chemicals included in the HPV Challenge Program. The files can be used to identify which companies reported that they manufactured or imported specific HPV chemicals in the United States in any amount over 10,000 pounds during each reporting period. The cumulative production volumes of all of the companies reporting on a specific chemical determined which chemicals were manufactured or imported in total amounts over one million pounds per year, and therefore met the definition of an HPV chemical. Companies seeking to form consortia can use these files to identify other companies who manufacture or import identical or similar chemicals.
PLEASE NOTE: These files are not complete. Some companies have claimed portions of their IUR information as Confidential Business Information (CBI), which the Agency cannot disclose. For any given chemical, there may have been more reporting companies than appear in these files; additional companies reporting the manufacture or importation of the chemical may have claimed the link between their company name and the identity of the chemical as CBI. Therefore, for example, if only one company is listed in connection with a chemical, you cannot assume that only that company reported the chemical or accounted for all of the production volume that made the chemical HPV.
To assemble these files, the HPV Challenge Chemical List (which includes all of the qualifying HPV chemicals reported in 1990 that are within the scope of the HPV Challenge Program), and the 1994 IUR List of HPV Additions (which identifies additional chemicals that companies may choose to sponsor, but which are not formally included in the HPV Challenge Program) were matched against the non-confidential data in the Agency's IUR database. Companies which reported the chemicals on those lists in either or both of the 1990 and 1994 reporting cycles, as recorded in the non-confidential portion of the IUR database, have been matched with the identities of the chemicals they reported. The same procedure has now been followed with the newly reported 1998 IUR data, to identify companies which reported the 1990 and/or 1994 HPV chemicals during the current reporting cycle.
Companies which qualify as "small manufacturers" using the definition at 40 CFR 704.3 - including importers - are generally not required to report under the IUR, and therefore would not appear in these files. A manufacturer or importer is considered "small" under the IUR if they meet either of the following standards:
(1) A manufacturer or importer of a substance is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent (if any), are less than $40 million. However, if the annual production or importation volume of a particular substance at any individual site owned or controlled by the manufacturer or importer is greater than 100,000 lbs, the manufacturer or importer shall not qualify as small for purposes of reporting on the production or importation of that substance at that site, unless the manufacturer or importer qualifies as small under standard (2) of this definition.
(2) A manufacturer or importer is small if its total annual sales, when combined with those of its parent company(if any), are less than $4 million, regardless of the quantity of substances produced or imported by that manufacturer or importer
Four separate files are provided, and each is available in several forms. The HPV Challenge Company/Chemical List contains information on companies reporting under either or both of the 1990 and 1994 IUR on the HPV chemicals in the 1990 IUR - the chemicals which are the principal focus of the HPV Challenge Program. The List of 1994 HPV Company/Chemical Additions contains information on those chemicals which, although not HPV in 1990, met the definition of HPV in 1994. Although these 1994 HPV chemicals are not included in the Program, companies are welcome to sponsor these chemicals as well. Each file is available in a downloadable database (DBF) format; in a Portable Data File (PDF) file format sorted by CAS. No.; in a PDF file format sorted by Company Name; and in a web-searchable format. The 1998 data are presented in two separate files. One of them presents the listing of those companies which reported manufacturing or importing in 1998 the chemicals which appeared on the 1990 IUR HPV list, and are the focus of the HPV Challenge Program. The other file identifies the companies reporting in 1998 on chemicals which appeared on the 1994 List of HPV Additions.
Each of the four files contains the following fields:
|CAS No.||The Chemical Abstract Service registration number identifying the chemical.|
|Chemical Name||The chemical name.|
|Indicator||The value used to indicate (1) chemicals that are not considered candidates for sponsorship in the Program based on preliminary EPA review indicating that testing using the SIDS base set would not further our understanding of the chemical's properties; (2) chemicals that are otherwise being sponsored under the OECD SIDS program or the ICCA initiative; or (3) chemicals that have been removed from the scope of the Program because they are polymers or inorganics. Chemicals without an indicator are available for sponsorship in the HPV Challenge Program.|
|Company Name||The names of the companies reporting manufacture or importation of the chemical. Please note that there may be some differences between company names appearing on this list and the way in which they appeared on the mailing list for invitations for companies to participate in the Program. IUR data were reported on a facility-specific basis, but HPV Challenge Program invitations were sent to the headquarters of principal or parent corporations, not to individual facilities.|
|Year||1990, 1994, or 1998, indicating in which year the company reported the chemical. Companies reporting on a chemical in multiple years have separate entries for each year.|
Search the HPV Company/Chemical Lists
Download the HPV Company/Chemical ListThese files can be downloaded in either DBF or PDF formats. DBF files require a database application program such as Approach, FoxPro, dBase, etc. These DBF files are in a self-extracting compressed file format. After copying the file to your preferred location, double-click on the file, and the dbf file will be extracted.
PDF files require the Adobe Acrobat Reader (see below)
Click here to download the Acrobat Reader from the Adobe Homepage. Certain files with complicated tables or graphics are formatted in Portable Data Format (PDF) to ensure that the original layout and graphics are maintained. A special reader is required to read these files. This reader can be downloaded, free of charge, by clicking on the icon.
Download the 1990 HPV Company/Chemical List DBF Format (300 kb), 90allcas.pdf CAS sort; PDF Format (2,005 kb); 90allco.pdf Company sort; PDF Format (2,012 kb); 90allcas.pdf & 90allco.pdf self-extracting compressed format (3,335 kb)
Download the 1994 HPV Company/Chemical List DBF Format (80 kb), 94allcas.pdf CAS sort; PDF Format (137 kb); 94allco.pdf Company sort; PDF Format (140 kb); 94allcas.pdf & 94allco.pdf self-extracting compressed format (285 kb)
Download the 1998 List of Companies Reporting 1990 HPV chemicals. DBF Format (80 kb), 94allcas.pdf CAS sort; PDF Format (137 kb); 94allco.pdf Company sort; PDF Format (140 kb); 94allcas.pdf & 94allco.pdf self-extracting compressed format (285 kb)
Download the 1998 List of Companies Reporting 1994 HPV chemicals. DBF Format (80 kb), 94allcas.pdf CAS sort; PDF Format (137 kb); 94allco.pdf Company sort; PDF Format (140 kb); 94allcas.pdf & 94allco.pdf self-extracting compressed format (285 kb)