Advance Notice Required for Imports of 36 Chemical Substances
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule that, effective Nov. 3, will impose import restrictions on 36 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 must 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. Importers of chemical substances subject to this rule must certify their compliance with the rule’s requirements. Any persons who export or intend to export a chemical substance that is the subject of this rule 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.