TSCA New Chemicals SNURs Published


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

On June 5, 2015 (see 80 FR 32003), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) direct final significant new use rules (SNURs) for 22 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).  This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (which includes import) or process these 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 FR notice and list of chemicals covered are attached.

The comment period closes July 6. These direct final rules take effect 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, and will be included in EPA’s ChemView database ( 60 days after the effective date.  To view the rule click here.

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