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Chemical Import Information Collection Under Review

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting comments through Aug. 25 on the proposed extension of an information collection (EPA Form No. 7710–25) concerning significant new use rules for existing chemicals.

If the EPA determines that a use of a chemical substance is a significant new use, section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act requires persons to submit a significant new use notice to the EPA at least 90 days before they manufacture, import or process the substance for that use. The EPA uses the information obtained through this collection to evaluate the health and environmental effects of the significant new use and may take regulatory actions under TSCA sections 5, 6 or 7 to control the activities for which it has received a SNUR notice, including limiting or prohibiting the manufacture, importation, processing, distribution in commerce, use or disposal of chemical substances.

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