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Advance Notice Required for Imports of Three Chemical Substances

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule that, effective Oct. 11, will establish import restrictions on three chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices and a consent order issued under section 5(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act. These substances are partially fluorinated alcohol substituted glycols.

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.

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