EPA Issues 119 Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)
EPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 119 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Four of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA consent orders issued by EPA. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import or process any of these 119 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, prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.
The rule will go into effect on June 26, 2012. For purposes of judicial review, it will be promulgated at 1:00 PM (EST) on May 11, 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 May 29, 2012. To view the rule, click here.
For more information, contact Dan Newton at (202) 721-4158.