EPA Finalizes New Use Rule For Oil Processing Chemicals

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 3:05 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday finalized a new use and notification rule for five chemicals used by petroleum refineries, requiring any company planning to manufacture or process the substances to notify the agency at least 90 days in advance.

The federal government will have the opportunity to review and evaluate certain types of new proposed uses of the chemical substances, known generically as “complex strontium aluminate, rare doped” and often used as dye in the manufacture of cameras and other image products.

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