WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule promulgating Significant New Use Rules for 52 new chemicals.
The rule, which appeared in the Oct. 27 Federal Register, covers substances that were the subjects of EPA premanufacture notices. According to the rule, any manufacturer who intends to make one of these chemicals must notify the agency 90 days in advance.
The rule goes into effect Dec. 26. Any critical comments on the rule, or intent to file critical comments, must be submitted to the EPA by Nov. 26. The full final rule, including a list of substances regulated under it, can be found here.