TITLE: Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (18-3)
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
ACTION: Final rule
SUMMARY: EPA is issuing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for certain chemical substances that are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) and Orders issued by EPA under TSCA. This final rule requires persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. Persons may not commence manufacture or processing for the significant new use until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an appropriate determination on the notice, and has taken such actions as are required by that determination.
The docket folder on Regulations.gov provides access to primary and supporting documents for this rulemaking as well as the comments received: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2018-0650.
DATES: This rule is effective on 9 March 2020. For purposes of judicial review, this rule shall be promulgated at 1 p.m. (e.s.t.) on 23 January 2020.