Perspectives: Compliance Advisor

EPA Proposes New Rule for Toxic Chemicals

Nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates get specific attention

By Lynn Bergeson, regulatory editor

On October 1, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a significant new use rule (SNUR) for 15 related chemical substances commonly known as nonylphenols (NP) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE). These substances are recognized as persistent and toxic in the environment. This article discusses this important move.

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