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regular notification
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [1417]
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Notified Document Details
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances</p>
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Covered Products
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Chemical substances</p>
Description of Content

EPA is proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 10 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). The chemical substances are subject to Orders issued by EPA pursuant to section 5(e) of TSCA. This action would require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these 10 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. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the intended use within the applicable review period. 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 with that determination. In addition to this notice of proposed rulemaking, EPA is issuing the action as a direct final rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.

Relevant Documents

83 Federal Register (FR) 43606, 27 August 2018; Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 721. 


Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances, Direct Final Rule published 27 August 2018 will be notified as Add.1:


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