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EPA Direct Final Rule Includes SNURs for Several Biobased Chemicals

Posted in Biobased Products, Federal, Legal/Regulatory Issues, United States
On May 8, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated through a direct final rule significant new use rules (SNUR) for 25 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN).  The SNURs require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of these 25 chemical substances for an activity that… Continue Reading

Lynn L. Bergeson Will Participate in DOD Webinar

Posted in Biobased Products, Federal, Legal/Regulatory Issues, United States
On May 15, 2013, Lynn L. Bergeson will participate in a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) webinar on “Sustainable Chemicals and Materials for Defense Forum.” Bergeson will provide an overview of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed significant new use rules for carbon nanomaterials and biobased chemicals/new chemical exposure limits. The webinar is open to interested… Continue Reading

USDA Withdraws Final Rule Amending Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement

Posted in Biobased Products, Federal, Legal/Regulatory Issues, United States
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a notice on April 8, 2013, withdrawing its April 1, 2013, final rule concerning the designation of product categories for federal procurement. According to the USDA, it is withdrawing the final rulemaking, which amended the guidelines for designating biobased products for federal procurement, because it published the final rule… Continue Reading