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Advance Notice Required for Imports of 57 Chemical Substances

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a direct final significant new use rule that will require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of 57 specified chemical substances for an activity designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify the EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity.

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 Dec. 19 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.

This rule will be effective as of Jan. 17, 2017. Written adverse or critical comments, or notice of intent to submit such comments, are due by Dec. 19.

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