Friday, April 27, 2012
EPA Issues Huge Batch of SNURs - 119 Chemicals in All
While SNURs significantly restrict the ability for new companies to manufacture the substances - they are limited by the restrictions in the SNUR - they actually can provide a significant benefit to the original PMN submitter who already are being allowed to manufacture or import the substances listed.
The four chemicals that are subject to consent orders are the only ones that are considered to be of significant risk, hence the consent order to control that risk. All four are perfluorinated substances. The other 115 chemicals have more limited restrictions designed to ensure safe use.
The SNUR notice can be viewed in full here.