EPA Final Ruling

Friday, March 6, 2015

EPA Final Ruling

Effective April 6, 2015 the Environmental Protection Agency will impose import restrictions on the chemical substance pentane, 1,1,1,2,3,3-hexafluoro-4-(1,1,2,3,3,3-hexafluoropropoxy), which was the subject of a pre-manufacture notice.  The EPA issued this final rule requiring persons who intend to manufacture and/or import this substance for any activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule must notify the EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity to provide the EPA the opportunity to evaluate the intended use.   If deemed necessary, this will allow the EPA to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.

Importers must certify that shipments of this substance comply with all applicable rules and orders under the Toxic Substances Control Act, including any significant new use rule requirements. In addition, any persons who export or intend to export this substance 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.