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Imports of 45 Chemical Substances to Require Advance Notice

Friday, September 20, 2019
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued separate final rules that, effective Nov. 18, will require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of 45 specified chemical substances for an activity designated as a significant new use by these rules to notify the EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until the EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination, and taken such actions as are required with that determination.

Importers must certify that shipments of these substances comply with all applicable rules and orders under the Toxic Substances Control Act, including any SNUR requirements. In addition, any persons who export or intend to export any of these substances on or after Oct. 18 will be subject to the export notification provisions of 15 USC 2611(b) and have to comply with the export notification requirements in 40 CFR part 707, subpart D.

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