EPA Establishes New Use Rules For 23 Chemicals

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday issued new use rules and recordkeeping requirements for 23 chemical substances used mostly by chemical manufacturers and petroleum refiners, requiring notification 90 days before significant manufacturing, importing or processing activity.

Of the 23 chemicals, all of which have been the subject of premanufacture notices, the EPA determined nine that may present unreasonable risk to human health and the environment. Based on those findings, the EPA negotiated mandatory appropriate exposure controls with users of the chemicals, resulting in new risk-based...
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