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EPA Issues Direct Final SNURs for Carbon Nanotube (Generic) and Nanocarbon (Generic)

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated on September 21, 2017, significant new use rules (SNUR) for 37 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN). Six of the chemical...more

California Bill Would Require Disclosure of Cleaning Product Ingredients

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On September 13, 2017, the California Senate passed the final version of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (S.B. 258), which would require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose certain chemical...more

EPA Announces Updates to Pesticide Label Review Manual

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On September 19, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an update to Chapters 15 and 16 of the Office of Pesticide Programs’ (OPP) Label Review Manual. Updates to Chapter 15: Company Name and...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, September 2017

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TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Adopts 2017 NAICS Codes For TRI: On August 16, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is updating the list of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes...more

EC Officially Adopts EDC Identification Criteria For BPR, and Other Recent BPR Developments

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

EC Officially Adopts EDC Identification Criteria For BPR: On September 4, 2017, the European Commission (EC) issued a press release entitled “Endocrine disruptors: adoption of scientific criteria for biocides.” The EC’s press...more

Cefic Provides Circular Economy Comments On EC’s Stakeholder Consultation, and Other Recent REACH Developments

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Cefic Provides Circular Economy Comments On EC’s Stakeholder Consultation: In July, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) provided comments in response to the European Commission’s (EC) “Stakeholder Consultation...more

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General Project Notification: Evaluation of Importers' and Manufacturers'...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has issued an August 22nd Project Notification titled: Evaluation of Importers’ and Manufacturers’ Chemical Data Reporting Under the Toxic Substance Control...more

Revised Data Requirements for China New Chemical Notification Released

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The Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (MEP) released on August 31, 2017, the Amendment on Data Requirements to the “Guidance for New Chemical Substance Notification and Registration.” The revisions are expected...more

WARNING! Prop 65 regulations are a year away in California. Is Your Product’s Warning Label Compliant?

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After many years of debate, consideration and public input, California’s new regulations go into effect on August 30, 2018, under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 - commonly known as Prop 65....more

The September 19th CBI Substantiation Deadline Fast Approaching

As Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) aficionados know well, September 19, 2017, is a banner date. By then, information that was submitted and claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) between June 22, 2016, and...more

EPA Announces Update to the Pesticide Electronic Application Submission Portal

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On August 28, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first of three feature and functionality updates to the Pesticide Submission Portal (PSP) expected this year. The portal is a web-based...more

Chemical Exposures & The Cancers They Cause

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Chemical exposure in the workplace poses a significant risk to all workers and can cause everything from skin problems to respiratory illnesses. As of 2014, roughly 8.8% of all work-related fatalities were attributed to...more

Fundamental Hazard Communications to Control Risk

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To assure environmental health and safety, businesses must let their employees know the potential chemical hazards in the workplace. Businesses with such hazards were required to implement OSHA’s revised Hazard Communications...more

EPA Publishes Background Documents for Five PBT Chemicals, Hosting Webinar in Early September

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Persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals (PBTs) receive expedited attention under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released background documents for...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 2017 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - California attorney general sues EPA over records on administrator - Washington Post - Aug 11 - California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the U.S. Environmental Protection...more

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

The TSCA Inventory Reset Begins

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Virtually all manufacturers and importers of chemicals for the past 11 years are now subject to a new TSCA reporting requirement known informally as the TSCA Inventory Reset. Reports are due by February 7, 2018. All...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, August 2017

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Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) addresses new chemical notifications and, as such, is chemical innovation’s regulatory gatekeeper. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act...more

Six things to know about glyphosate

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Glyphosate, one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, is under scrutiny by media and plaintiff groups amid recent reports that it is potentially carcinogenic. A key ingredient in consumer and industrial...more

ClientEarth Files Complaint with EU Ombudsman over EC Catalog of Nanomaterials Used in Cosmetic Products

ClientEarth announced on July 31, 2017, that it filed a complaint with the European Union (EU) Ombudsman about the European Commission’s (EC) “unlawful handling of a long-delayed list of nano-chemicals in cosmetics.” As...more

EC Publishes NanoData Landscape Compilation Reports

On June 8, 2017, the European Commission (EC) published eight NanoData Landscape Compilation reports. The EC states that the reports offer a snapshot of the environment for nanotechnology in different application fields:...more

AkzoNobel Announces First Biobased Polymer Application Agreement With Itaconix

On July 26, 2017, AkzoNobel, a member of BRAG, announced that its Specialty Chemicals business issued in final the first in a series of application agreements for biobased polymers from its collaboration with Itaconix, a...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

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This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from June16, 2017 – July 15, 2017. Latin America continues its breathtaking pace in releasing new environmental and sustainability initiatives and embracing international...more

EPA Seeks Comment on Nominations to “Augmented” Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register notice on August 3, 2017, providing the names and affiliations of additional candidates currently under consideration for appointment to the Science...more

Chemical Safety Rule Delay Challenged in D.C. Circuit

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Attorneys General for eleven states filed a challenge in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia seeking to vacate a recently announced 2-year delay in implementation of chemical safety rules. ...more

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