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Advance Notice Required for Imports of Five Chemical Substances

Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule that, effective April 7, will establish import restrictions on five chemical substances identified generically as complex strontium aluminate, rare earth doped, which were the subject of several 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 will have to 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. In addition, any person who began commercial manufacture, import or processing of these substances for any of the significant new uses designated in the proposed SNUR after June 22, 2012 (the date it was published) must stop that activity before April 7.

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