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April 4, 2012

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., “SNUR for Infused Carbon Nanostructures announced by the US EPA,” Nanotechnology Industries Association Newsletter, April 4, 2012.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced significant new use rules (SNURs) for 17 chemical substances, including ‘infused carbon nanostructures (generic)’, that had been the subjects of pre-manufacture notices (PMNs). Now enshrined as part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA),’this action requires persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process any of these 17 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The required notification will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.