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July 9, 2014 -- EPA published direct final significant new use rules (SNURs) for 43 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).

July 8, 2014 -- EPA published direct final significant new use rules (SNURs) for 13 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).

June 18, 2014 -- EPA published direct final significant new use rules (SNURs) updating the chemical identity listings for 36 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).

April 14, 2014 -- EPA withdrew the significant new use rules (SNURs) for four chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-13-365, P-13-392, P-13-393, and P-13-471.

March 26, 2014 -- EPA withdrew the proposed significant new use rules (SNURs) for two chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-12-298 and P-12-299.

February 12, 2014 -- EPA published a direct final significant new use rule (SNUR) for 35 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA will take comments on the rule until March 14, 2014.

February 10, 2014 -- EPA proposed a significant new use rule (SNUR) for 3 chemical substances that were subject to premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-12-539, P-13-107, and P-13-109. EPA will take comments on the proposal until April 11, 2014.

February 4, 2014 -- EPA published the final significant new use rule (SNUR) for five chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-12-22, P-12-23, P-12-24, P-12-25, and P-12-26.

December 5, 2013 -- EPA issued a final rule with new electronic reporting requirements for TSCA section 5 notices.

December 4 & 5, 2013 -- EPA held webinars on submitting PMNs, letters of support, joint submissions, notices of bona fide intent to manufacture, and alternative control measures using the e-PMN version 2.0 software.

November 5, 2013 -- EPA removed significant new use rules (SNURs) for three chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-12-539, P-13-107, and P-13-109.

October 17, 2013 -- Toxic Substances Control Act Section 5 New Chemical and Significant New Use Notifications: Delay in Processing Due to Lack of Authorized Funding; Extension of Review Periods

Due to a lapse of appropriations and the Agency shutdown, EPA is extending (pursuant to TSCA sections 5(c) and 26(c) and 40 CFR 720.75(c)) the review periods for all TSCA section 5 Premanufacture Notices (PMNs), Significant New Use Notices (SNUNs), Microbial Commercial Activity Notices (MCANs), and exemption notices that were submitted to the Agency under section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA; 15 U.S.C. section 2604) before October 1, 2013, and for which the review period has not expired as of October 1, 2013.

There is a possibility that the chemical substances submitted for review in these TSCA section 5 notifications may need to be regulated by EPA under TSCA. The Agency requires an extension of the review periods to complete its risk assessments, to examine its regulatory options, and to prepare the necessary documents, should regulatory action be required. Therefore, EPA has determined that good cause exists to extend, under TSCA section 5(c), the review period for each such TSCA section 5 notification.

The duration of this extension period is equivalent to the duration of the shutdown, i.e., equivalent to the number of days accruing from October 1, 2013, and the date on which this shutdown terminated on October 16, 2013, and EPA operations resumed on October 17, 2013, or a total of 16 days.

Also, during the shutdown, new notifications submitted on or after October 1, 2013, through E-PMN/CDX or other methods were not processed. Consequently, the review period for any TSCA section 5 notice submitted during the shutdown did not begin until operations resumed on October 17, 2013. Information on the duration of the furlough can be found on www.opm.gov.

September 11, 2013 -- EPA published a final significant new use rule (SNUR) for three chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-10-58, P-10-59, and P-10-60.

August 7, 2013 -- EPA published a direct final significant new use rule (SNUR) for 53 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA will take comments on the rule until September 6, 2013.

July 31, 2013 -- EPA published a final significant new use rule (SNUR) modification for a chemical substance identified as ethaneperoxoic acid, 1,1-dimethylpropyl ester, which is the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-85-680 at 40 CFR 721.3020.

June 26, 2013 -- EPA published a final significant new use rule (SNUR) for 17 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).

June 19, 2013 -- Fact Sheet Regarding Isotopes - EPA issued a fact sheet that summarizes existing guidance to help industry comply with TSCA section 5 reporting requirements for chemicals that contain isotopic modification to an element in the substance. Read the fact sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 74K).

May 31, 2013 -- EPA proposed a modification to the significant new use rule (SNUR) for a chemical substance that was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-07-601. EPA will take comments on the modification to the rule until July 1, 2013.

May 9, 2013 -- EPA published a significant new use rule (SNUR) for 15 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA will take comments on the rule until June 10, 2013.

May 1, 2013 -- EPA published the final significant new use rule (SNUR) for a chemical substance that was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-01-384.

April 18, 2013 -- EPA proposed a significant new use rule (SNUR) for 8 chemical substances that were subject to premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA will take comments on the proposal until May 20, 2013.

March 27, 2013 -- EPA published a technical amendment to a significant new use rule (SNUR) issued December 20, 2012, correcting a typographical error.

February 25, 2013 -- EPA proposed a significant new use rule (SNUR) for 37 chemical substances that were subject to premanufacture notices (PMNs). EPA will take comments on the proposal until April 26, 2013.

January 28, 2013 -- EPA proposed a significant new use rule (SNUR) (PDF) (5 pp, 212K) for the chemical substance that was the subject of the premanufacture notice (PMN) P-85-680.

January 23, 2013 -- EPA proposed a significant new use rule (SNUR) (PDF) (7 pp, 258K) for the chemical substances that were the subject of the premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-07-204, P-10-58, P-10-59, and P-10-60.

December 31, 2012 -- EPA withdrew significant new use rules (SNURs) (PDF) (2 pp, 217K) for the chemical substances that were the subject of the premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-07-204, P-10-58, P-10-59,and P-10-60.

December 21, 2012 -- EPA withdrew significant new use rules (SNURs) (PDF) (5 pp, 212K) for the chemical substances that were the subject of the premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-11-327, P-11-328, P-11-329, P-11-330, P-11-331, P-11-332, P-12-298, and P-12-299.

December 20, 2012 -- EPA published a significant new use rule (SNUR) (PDF) (10 pp, 270K) for 9 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).

December 19, 2012 -- EPA proposed a significant new use rule (SNUR) (PDF) (5 pp, 212K) for the chemical substance that was the subject of the premanufacture notice (PMN) P-01-384.

November 2, 2012 -- EPA published a significant new use rule (SNUR) (PDF) (15 pp, 304K) for 20 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).

October 5, 2012 -- EPA published a significant new use rule (SNUR) (PDF) (39 pp, 482K) for 78 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).

September 21, 2012 -- EPA published a significant new use rule (SNUR) (PDF) (42 pp, 486K) for 107 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).

September 5, 2012 -- EPA is proposing to add two microorganisms (specific strains of the fungus Trichoderma reesei and specific subspecies of the bacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens) to the list of 10 recipient microorganisms (40 CFR 725.420) that are eligible for exemptions from full chemical notification requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Read the proposed rule.

August 15, 2012 -- EPA published a significant new use rule (SNUR) (PDF) (38 pp, 349K) for 25 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs).

August 1, 2012 -- EPA held a webinar on the e-PMN version 2.0 software.

July 25, 2012 -- EPA withdrew a significant new use rule (SNUR) (PDF) (2 pp, 202K) for the chemical substances that were the subject of the premanufacture notices (PMNs) P-01-384, P-01-385, P-01-386, P-01-387, and P-01-388.

 

 


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