EPA ISSUES FINAL RULE ON IMPORTS OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES TO REQUIRING ADVANCE NOTICE

Thursday, January 9, 2020

EPA ISSUES FINAL RULE ON IMPORTS OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES TO REQUIRING ADVANCE NOTICE

The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for certain chemical substances that are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) and Orders issued by EPA under TSCA.

Effective March 9, 2020, this final rule requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process specified 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. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required by that determination.

In addition, any persons who export or intend to export a chemical substance that is the subject of this rule on or after February 10, 2020 are subject to the export notification provisions of TSCA section 12(b) (15 U.S.C. 2611(b)) (see 40 CFR 721.20), and must comply with the export notification requirements in 40 CFR part 707, subpart D.

For more information on this Final Rule click here:  EPA NOTICE