EPA Issues Significant New Use Rules on 25 Chemical Substances


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

EPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 25 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Fourteen of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process any of these 25 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.

The rule was published on August 15 2012 at 77 FR 48858. Click here to view.

DATES: This rule is effective on October 15, 2012. For purposes of judicial review, this rule shall be promulgated at 1 p.m. (e.s.t.) on August 29, 2012. Written adverse or critical comments, or notice of intent to submit adverse or critical comments, on one or more of these SNURs must be received on or before September 14, 2012.

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