EPA Withdraws Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) for Certain Chemical Substances [US]

On November 20th, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is withdrawing the Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) for three certain chemical substances regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

In response to the adverse comments the EPA received regarding these SNURs, the EPA is withdrawing them for these chemicals on October 2nd, 2015.

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This rule affects the following chemicals: Isocyanate prepolymer (generic), (PMN No. P-15-221); methylene diisocyanate polymer with diols and triols (generic), (PMN No. P-15-247); and polymer of isophorone diisocyanate and amine-terminated propoxylatedpolyol (generic), (PMN No. P-15-278).

The final rule is effective on December 1st, 2015. The EPA intends to publish alternative proposed SNURs for these chemicals at a later date.

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Sources:

Final Rule: Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal, Federal Register, 80 FR 72592, November 20th, 2015.

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