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Imports of 27 Chemical Substances to Require Advance Notice
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a direct final rule; this rule will require persons to notify the EPA at least 90 days before commencing any activity that intends to manufacture (including import) or process any of the 27 specified chemical substances that are designated as a significant new use. Persons may not commence manufacturing or processing for the significant new use until the EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination, and taken such actions as are required with that determination.
Importers must certify that shipments of these substances comply with all applicable rules and orders under the Toxic Substances Control Act, including any SNUR requirements. In addition, any persons who export or intend to export any of these substances on or after Sept. 19 are subject to the export notification provisions of 15 USC 2611(b) and must comply with the export notification requirements in 40 CFR part 707, subpart D.
This rule will be effective as of Oct. 19. If the EPA receives written adverse or critical comments, or notice of intent to submit such comments, by Sept. 19 it will withdraw the relevant sections of this rule before Oct. 19 and proceed with a related proposed rule.
Please click here to view the EPA rule.
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