TSCA Section 3(7) defines the term "manufacture" to include import. This means that the Section 5(a)(1)(A) requirement to submit a pre-manufacture notice ("PMN") to EPA at least 90-days before commencing non-exempt commercial manufacture of a new chemical substance in the United States applies to import of new chemicals, as does the Section 5(a)(1)(B) significant new use notice ("SNUN") requirement. Thus, the intended import of chemical substances can trigger the following provisions.
- Premanufacture notice provisions for new chemicals in 40 CFR Part 720
- Significant new use notice provisions in 40 CFR Part 721
- Premanufacture notice exemptions for new chemicals in 40 CFR Part 723
- Reporting requirements for inter-generic microorganisms in 40 CFR Part 725
This information can be found on the import-export website www.epa.gov/oppt/import-export . Scroll down to 'Section 5'.