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EPA Issues Direct Final Rule on SNURs for Twenty Chemical Substances

Posted in on Wed, Nov 28, 2012

EPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) for 20 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Eight of these chemical substances are subject to consent orders issued by EPA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process any of these 20 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 is effective January 2, 2013.  Written adverse or critical comments, or notice of intent to submit adverse or critical comments are due on or before December 3, 2012.

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