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Advance Notice Requirement Proposed for Imports of Eight Chemical Substances

Thursday, April 18, 2013
By Shawn McCausland
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule that would establish import restrictions on eight chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices. These substances are used in goods such as fuels and adhesives.

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 would have to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. This notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.

Comments on this proposed rule are due no later than May 20.

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