Monday, September 20, 2010

EPA Sets Out New Import Restrictions on 25 Chemical Substances

(World Trade Interactive)

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued significant new use rules under the Toxic Substances Control Act for 25 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices. This action requires persons who intend to import, manufacture or process any of these 25 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. This notification will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.

This rule will become effective as of Nov. 20. 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 Oct. 30.