Flexing TSCA muscles:  EPA is proposing a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) on a set of 14 “glymes” of concern for reproductive effects.  SNURs offer EPA an opportunity to review proposed new uses and deny or restrict future specific commercial applications.  One of the problems with SNURs to control chemical exposure is that these rules do not apply to existing uses, of which there apparently are some, although not in high volumes.  Users are able to notify EPA of their current use to get exempt from the SNUR.  The focus is mostly on preventing new consumer uses.

Published 7/12/11 here

Reminder - proposed SNURs trigger export notification under TSCA 12(b) for the listed chemicals, whether or not your use is exempt.

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