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 chemical substances which are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action requires persons to notify EPA least 90 days before commencing manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or processing of any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule. The required notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the chemical under the conditions of use within the applicable review period. 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 as a result of that determination.
DATES: This rule is effective on 20 October 2020. For purposes of judicial review, this rule shall be promulgated at 1 p.m. (e.s.t.) on 4 September 2020.
This final rule and the proposed rule notified as G/TBT/N/USA/1566 are identified by Docket Number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2019-0595. The Docket Folder is available on Regulations.gov at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2019-0595, and provides access to primary and supporting documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from Regulations.gov by searching the Docket Number.