The EPA’s release of its Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos is a significant step in the Agency’s halting progress over more than 30 years to control the effects of one of the most carcinogenic substances in commercial use in the United States. The risk evaluation is a product of the 2016 amendments to the federal […]
The EPA’s final Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for asbestos is a partial step to limit potential human exposure to the toxic substance.
Each year on September 26, the mesothelioma community raises awareness for this aggressive and rare cancer on Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This year is the 14th anniversary of the awareness day, which was established in 2004 by the Meso Foundation to bring awareness to the disease and allow community members to come together.
The EPA’s proposed Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for asbestos (June 11, 2018, Federal Register (FR)) has generated strong and almost universally negative reactions, many of which can be viewed in the Agency’s rulemaking docket.
As part of a trio of actions taken under the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the EPA has proposed the first-ever Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for asbestos.
Following through on an August 2015 proposal, the EPA has issued a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for trichloroethylene (TCE) when manufactured or processed for use in a consumer product (exceptions apply).
Premanufacture notices SNURs are directly connected and sometimes identical to TSCA premanufacture notices (PMN) consent orders the EPA develops for new chemicals. Through PMN consent orders, the EPA imposes conditions and restrictions on the manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of new chemicals. After development of a PMN consent order, the EPA will issue an […]