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Advance Notice Required for Imports of 35 Chemical Substances

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule that, effective April 14, will establish import restrictions on 35 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices. Under this rule, persons who intend to import, manufacture or process any of these substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule will have 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.

Written adverse or critical comments, or notice of intent to submit such comments, on one or more of these SNURs must be received no later than March 14. If any such comments or notice is received by that date, the EPA will withdraw the relevant sections of this direct final rule before its effective date.

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