EPA Finalizes Significant New Use Rule For 3 Chemicals

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a significant new use rule for three chemicals Wednesday, forcing petroleum refineries, chemical manufacturers and others who process or import the substances to notify the agency 90 days before taking any action.

The significant new use rule, or SNUR, covers three partially fluorinated alcohol substituted glycols identified by premanufacture notice status numbers 10-58, 10-59 and 10-60. The EPA said that it has evidence that the chemicals could degrade in the environment and become toxic to people, wild mammals and birds....
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