On August 8, 2012, EPA signed a proposed Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to:
- Require companies to report 90 days in advance of all new uses of long-chain perfluoroalkyl carboxylic (LCPFAC) chemicals as part of carpets or to treat carpets, including the import of new carpet containing LCPFACs;
- Add seven perfluoroalkyl sulfonate (PFAS) chemicals to the existing PFAS SNUR (40 CFR 721.9582), and amend that SNUR to include “processing” in the definition of significant new use for PFAS chemicals.
The following is a link to the pre-publication copy of the proposed SNUR:
Comments on the proposed SNUR are due 60 days after the SNUR is published in the Federal Register. For more information, see EPA’s website