Perspectives: Compliance Advisor

EPA Expands TSCA Rule

Nine hazardous chemicals go on watch list to prevent their import

By Lynn Bergeson, regulatory editor
Jan 20, 2015

On December 29, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule signaling renewed interest in asserting Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) jurisdiction over finished goods. The final rule adds nine benzidine-based chemical substances to the existing significant new use rule (SNUR) on these substances, and, with respect to both the newly added and previously-listed substances, makes inapplicable the exemption relating to persons that import or process the substances as part of an article.

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