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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ99 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Long-Chain Perfluoroalkyl Carboxylate and Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonate Chemical Substances; Significant New Use Rule 
Abstract: On January 21, 2015, EPA proposed a significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for long-chain perfluoroalkyl carboxylate (LCPFAC) chemical substances, and for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or its salts. EPA also proposed to make the article exemption inapplicable to the import of certain identified chemical substances. In addition, EPA also proposed an amendment to a SNUR for perfluoroalkyl sulfonate (PFAS) chemical substances that would make the article exemption inapplicable to the import of PFAS chemical substances as part of carpets. The SNUR would require persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process these chemicals for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by the proposed rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs to prevent unreasonable risk to human health or the environment. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 720   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
None       
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/21/2015  80 FR 2885   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  03/16/2015  80 FR 13513   
Final Rule  10/00/2015 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0225
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/existingchemicals/pubs/actionplans/pfcs.html   Public Comment URL: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0225-0001  
Sectors Affected: 31311 Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills; 314110 Carpet and Rug Mills; 324110 Petroleum Refineries; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 423220 Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers; 561740 Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Toni Krasnic
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7405M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-0984
Email: krasnic.toni@epa.gov

Katherine Sleasman
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7105M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1204
Email: sleasman.katherine@epa.gov