EPA Proposes Amendments to Significant New Use Rule for Long-Chain Perfluoroalkyl Carboxylates and Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonates

On March 3, 2020, EPA published a supplemental proposal to a previously proposed significant new use rule (SNRU) for long-chain perfluoroalkyl carboxylate (LCPFAC) chemical substances. In the original proposed SNUR for LCPFAC, published in January 2015, EPA made the import article exemption inapplicable for all articles containing LCPFAC substances; this supplemental proposal allows the exemption for all imported articles except those with surface coatings containing the LCPFAC chemicals. EPA is issuing this supplemental proposal to be responsive to the article consideration provision that was added to the Toxic Substance Control Act, when it was amended in 2016, which requires EPA to make an affirmative finding in a rule that the reasonable potential for exposure to a chemical from an article or category of articles justifies notification.

Comments are due on April 17, 2020.

Read the proposal and submit comments here.

Advocacy contact: Tabby Zeb at (202) 205-6790 or email at tayyaba.zeb@sba.gov.

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