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Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA

Guidance on Imported Articles Covered by July 2020 PFAS Rule

Below is a final guidance document that outlines which imported articles are covered by the agency’s July 2020 final Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) that prohibits companies from manufacturing, importing, processing, or using certain long-chain PFAS without prior EPA review and approval.

For importers of articles that may contain long-chain PFAS as part of a surface coating, this guidance:

  • Provides additional clarity on what is meant by a “surface coating.”
  • Identifies which entities are regulated.
  • Describes the activities that are required or prohibited.
  • Summarizes the notification requirements of the final rule.
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