EPA Sets Notification Requirements For 35 Chemicals

Law360, New York (February 11, 2014, 3:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is subjecting 35 chemicals to additional government scrutiny, issuing direct final rules Tuesday mandating that chemical manufacturers, petroleum refineries and others inform the agency before using the substances.

The significant new use rules establish a 90-day advance notification requirement for companies planning to import, manufacture or process the 35 chemicals, which include 14 substances that are already deemed a heightened health and environmental risk under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

The EPA said it wants to review data associated with any...
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