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Advance Notice Required for Imports of Chemical Substance

Friday, March 06, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule that, effective April 6, will impose import restrictions on the chemical substance pentane, 1,1,1,2,3,3-hexafluoro-4-(1,1,2,3,3,3-hexafluoropropoxy), which was the subject of a premanufacture notice. This action requires persons who intend to manufacture (including import) this substance for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify the EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. This required notification will provide the EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.

Importers must certify that shipments of this substance comply with all applicable rules and orders under the Toxic Substances Control Act, including any significant new use rule requirements. In addition, any persons who export or intend to export this substance are subject to the export notification provisions of 15 USC 2611(b) and must comply with the export notification requirements in 40 CFR part 707, subpart D.

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