New Uses For 100-Plus Chemicals Subject To EPA Review

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will first assess the potential environmental and health risks of new uses of more than 100 chemicals before chemical manufacturing companies, petroleum refineries and others employ them for such uses, according to new rules scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on Friday.

Companies planning to make, process or import any of 107 chemicals for such so-called significant new uses, would have to first inform the EPA roughly three months before the new uses, according to the EPA.

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