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Chemicals, Compliance and the Toxic Substances Control Act

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) required the compiling of a national register of chemicals that were manufactured in or imported into the United States for a non-exempt commercial purpose, and the first TSCA Inventory...more

EPA Proposes Extended Deadlines for Formaldehyde Emission Standards in Composite Wood Products

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a direct final rule that would extend compliance deadlines in its Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products. While this direct final rule does not address the...more

European Chemical Agency Publishes Call for Evidence on the Use of Formaldehyde Releasers

by King & Spalding on

On July 6, 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) issued a call for evidence from relevant stakeholders to gather information on the uses of formaldehyde releasers. ECHA intends to issue a report to inform the...more

China Auto Regulatory Trends 2016: New-Energy, Materials Restrictions, Recalls and Emissions Figure Prominently

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

China has launched or announced a significant number of regulatory initiatives in the automotive sector over the first months of 2016. I have selected a number of regulatory initiatives representing such trends, below, from...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, September 2015

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

EPA Releases TSCA Assessment Documents For Flame Retardant Chemicals: On August 18, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment three Problem Formulation and Initial Assessment documents...more

EFSA Issues Call for Data on the Health and Environmental Effects of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On May 22, 2015, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a call for new scientific information relevant to the evaluation of the risk to bees in the European Union (EU) from the use of the three neonicotinoid...more

New food information to consumers – 5 Key Points

by DLA Piper on

The attention consumers are giving to their food choices is growing. These choices can be influenced not only by health and economic reasons but also by environmental, social and ethical considerations. It is not a...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - March 2014

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - President Obama Highlights Manufacturing And Trade Issues In The State Of The Union Address - United States And EU Join 11 Other Countries In Launching Negotiations To Liberalize Trade In Green...more

Greening of Consumer Products - December 17, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Mattel to pay $12 million to 39 states over lead-tainted toys *Industry urges government to ensure nanotech safety *EPA's chemical risk assessments lacking: report *Fewer phthalates found in personal...more

Greening of Consumer Products - December 1, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Federal ban on pthalates won't apply to goods already in warehouses or on store shelves *Software tracks new REACH list of substances *Green chemical companies work toward sustainable solutions *FDA...more

Greening of Consumer Products

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Downturn in market leading to downturn in recyclables *Wal-Mart moves to sustainable packaging despite downturn in economy *European Commission hosts first EU-China-US product safety summit *EPA...more

Greening of Consumer Products - July 2, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Congress reaches agreement on parts of Consumer Product Safety Bill *$20 billion Organic industry in litigation over what is truly organic *Import Working Group to release progress summary on product...more

Greening of Consumer Products - June 25, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Former leader of Greenpeace argues against PVC ban in California *$33 billion U.S. children's product industry put in regulatory bind *Procter & Gamble spent $733,000 lobbying advertising guidelines,...more

Greening of Consumer Products - May 28, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Wal-Mart spent $2.2 million lobbying consumer product safety legislation *California seeking input on its green chemistry initiative *Canadian government begins process to ban everyday...more

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