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Industry Raises Fears Over EPA's Asbestos Shift But Largely Backs SNUR

May 06, 2019
Industry lawyers who represent chemical and other industries are generally backing EPA's recently expanded significant new use rule (SNUR) governing legacy uses of asbestos, though like environmentalists, some industry attorneys are raising concerns that EPA has shifted certain uses from a related evaluation of ongoing uses to the SNUR. EPA's recently finalized SNUR , issued under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 5(e), generally requires manufacturers and others who want to revive an obsolete use of the mineral...

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