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EPA Direct Final Rule on SNURS for Thirteen Chemical Substances, with Two Identified as Nanomaterials

Posted in on Thu, Jul 17, 2014

EPA has published a Direct Final Rule to promulgate significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 13 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Three of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. Two substances, P-10-5 and P-11-339 have names that include the term “carbon nanotube.”  This action requires persons who intend to manufacture or process any of these 13 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before beginning 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 is effective on September 8, 2014.

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