EPA Finalizes 36 Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)


Source: Federal Register
Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) US Environmental Protection Agency

EPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 36 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Four of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. The other 32 are non-5(e) SNURs.

This action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process any of these 36 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.

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This rule is effective on December 5, 2011. For purposes of judicial review, this rule shall be promulgated at 1 p.m. (E.S.T.) on October 19, 2011.

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