CPI Offers Expanded Regulatory Compliance Assistance Program for MDI Emissions

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has expanded its Regulatory Compliance Assistance Program (RCAP) by upgrading the interactive tool designed to help manufacturers, processors and other users of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and polymeric MDI (PMDI) in calculating emissions.

This tool aids users in complying with mandatory reporting obligations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by estimating emissions from typical process applications and activities. Users who exceed the threshold limits set by EPA are required to submit a Form A or Form R by July 1 each year to EPA and the designated state agency.

The RCAP can be used by companies in their Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting. CPI expanded the tool in its “diisocyanates” category to address 12 additional examples of emissions from various applications including the manufacture of air filters, appliances, truck, automotive, boats, doors, mobile homes/motor homes, packaging, rebond, spray foam, spandex and water heaters.

The interactive tool is available free of charge on CPI’s website. To learn more about this tool, and for more easy-to-access instruction and guidance information about MDI emissions, visit CPI’s RCAP page at www.polyurethane.americanchemistry.com.

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