On August 8, EPA will release a significant new use rule (SNUR) for cobalt lithium manganese nickel oxide, requiring manufacturers or importers to report any uses of the chemical that fail to conform to worker protection and environmental release requirements in the rule. In September of last year, EPA announced it would issue SNURs for 25 chemicals, including cobalt lithium manganese nickel oxide, used to make batteries. This new SNUR covers companies that intend to manufacture, import, or process the chemical substance.