Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requests public comment on the Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances Direct Final Rule.

On November 2, 2012, EPA announced that it is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 20 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).  Eight of these chemical substances are subject to a TSCA section 5(e) consent order issued by EPA.  This action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process any of these 20 chemical substances for an activity that is designated by this rule as a significant new use to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. This rule is effective on January 2, 2013

Comments must be received on or before December 3, 2012.