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New Chemical Information Bulletin Relating to Premanufacture Notice (PMN) under the Toxic Substances Control Act

There are exemptions for research and development and test marketing for Premanufacture Notices (PMNs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act. There are two concurrent review periods: a 90-day Premanufacture Notice (PMN) review period and a 45-day Test Marketing Exemption Application (TMEA) review period. The infomation below concerns: the TMEA component of the combined submission must be a legitimate TME. When the TMEA is submitted, the company must specify (1) the amount of material to be produced and distributed, (2) the number of potential customers to whom it is distributed, and (3) the time period of the test marketing must be specified to EPA in advance of distribution.

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