AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing amendments to the
significant new use rule (SNUR) for long-chain perfluoroalkyl
carboxylate (LCPFAC) chemical substances that were proposed on January
21, 2015; an amendment to a SNUR for perfluoroalkyl sulfonate chemical
substances that was proposed on January 21, 2015; and an amendment to
make inapplicable the exemption for persons who import a subset of
LCPFAC chemical substances as part of surface coatings on articles,
which was proposed on March 3, 2020. This final rule requires persons
to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing the manufacture
(including import) or processing of these chemical substances for the
significant new uses described in this notice. The required significant
new use notification initiates EPA's evaluation of the conditions of
use associated with the significant new use. Manufacturing (including
import) or processing for the significant new use are prohibited from
commencing until EPA has conducted a review of the notice, made an
appropriate determination on the notice, and taken such actions as are
required in association with that determination. As with any SNUR, this
final rule excludes ongoing uses. Ongoing uses cannot be subject to a
DATES: This final rule is effective September 25, 2020.
ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket
identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0225, is available at
http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pollution Prevention and
Toxics Docket (OPPT Docket), Environmental Protection Agency Docket
Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301
Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal
holidays. The telephone number for the Public
Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT
Docket is (202) 566-0280. Please review the visitor instructions and
additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For technical information contact: Tyler Lloyd, Chemical Control
Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics,
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington,
DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-4016; email address:
For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill,
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202)
554-1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.