EPA Issues Final Significant New Use Rule on 5 Chemical Substances


Source: Federal Register
Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) US Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week promulgated a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) significant new use rule (SNUR) for five chemical substances identified generically as complex strontium aluminate, rare earth doped, which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).

This action requires persons who intend to manufacture or process any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by these rules 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 proposed SNUR on these chemical substances was published in the Federal Register issue of June 22, 2012 (77 FR 37634) (FRL–9353-3). EPA received several comments on the proposed rule, and a full discussion of EPA’s response to these comments is included in Unit V. of the document. Based on these comments, this final rule corrects the chemical identity of the PMN substances and simplifies the description of the significant new use.

To view the rule click here.

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