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

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Join the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health on June 27, 2017, for a day-long conference exploring the federal government’s implementation of the...more

ECHA Launches EU Observatory for Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On June 14, 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the launch of the European Union (EU) Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON). ECHA states that EUON “offers a unique web-based information point with factual and...more

ECHA Committee Concludes Titanium Dioxide Should Be Classified as Suspected of Causing Cancer When Inhaled

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On June 9, 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) “concluded that the available scientific evidence meets the criteria in the [Classification, Labeling and Packaging...more

ECHA Publishes REACH Guidance for Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on May 24, 2017, publication of five documents that it intends to help registrants preparing dossiers that cover nanoforms ahead of the 2018 registration deadline under the...more

ECHA Creates Web Page for Nanomaterials Expert Group

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has created a web page for the Nanomaterials Expert Group (NMEP), which was created in October 2012. NMEP aims to seek common ground among experts on scientific and technical issues...more

ECHA Board of Appeal Annuls Contested Decision Concerning Titanium Dioxide

On March 2, 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that its Board of Appeal issued its decision in Case A-011-2014, which concerns a Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)...more

Report Claims OECD Dossiers on Nanomaterials Are of “Little to No Value”

On February 23, 2017, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) issued a press release announcing a new report, commissioned by CIEL, the European Environmental Citizens’ Organization for Standardization (ECOS),...more

Another Draft REACH Guidance Document on Nanomaterials Moves to CARACAL for Review

According to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website, the draft Guidance on information requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment: Appendix R7-1 Recommendations for nanomaterials applicable to Chapter R7a Endpoint...more

Submission To The House Of Commons’ Environmental Audit Select Committee Concerning The Future Of Chemicals Regulation After The...

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s current Brexit inquiry is examining the potential impacts on REACH and the chemicals sector. This inquiry, which has attracted a wide number of responses from across...more

Draft REACH Guidance Documents on Nanomaterials Move to CARACAL for Review

According to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website, several Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) guidance documents concerning nanomaterials have moved to the next step in the...more

Committees Reviewing Draft Appendix on Recommendations for Nanomaterials Applicable to the Guidance on Registration

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On January 13, 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) sent the draft appendix on recommendations for nanomaterials applicable to the guidance on registration to the Forum, Member State Committee, and Risk Assessment...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, December 2016

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TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/NTP/TRI - EPA Proposes To Add Nonylphenol Ethoxylates To Section 313: On November 16, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) as a category for...more

Draft REACH Guidance Documents for Nanomaterials Move to Next Consultation Step

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced in its December 14, 2016, ECHA Weekly that the following drafts for updated ECHA guidance on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)...more

Does ECHA’s Policy on Notifying Draft Compliance Decisions Breach REACH?

by K&L Gates LLP on

In November 2016, the European ChemicalsAgency (“ECHA”) Board of Appeal (“BoA”) published a decision in a case involving a compliance decision on benzaldehyde (“Contested Decision”). Following an appeal from the lead...more

EU to Evaluate Chemicals Used In Cosmetics for Potential New Regulations

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Several substances used as ingredients for cosmetic and other consumer products will be evaluated for possible regulatory action in the European Union in the next three years. On 27 October 2016, the European Chemicals...more

ECHA Announces Signed Agreement for EU Observatory for Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On December 7, 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the signing of a delegation agreement between ECHA and the European Commission (EC) on the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EU-ON). According...more

ECHA Committee Adopts First Opinion Approving Nano Biocide

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 13, 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that the Biocidal Products Committee adopted three opinions supporting the approval of active substances for use in biocidal products, including its first...more

ECHA Board of Appeal Annuls Four Decisions Requesting Substance Identity Information on a Nano Structured Substance

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

In cases A-008-2015, A-009-2015, A-010-2015, and A-011-2015, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Board of Appeal examined appeals against compliance check decisions made by ECHA requesting further substance identity...more

Biocides Stakeholders’ Day Addresses Important Issues

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The fourth Biocides Stakeholders’ Day took place on September 1, 2016, at the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. The event provided biocides stakeholders with information on the Biocidal...more

Environmental and climate change laws – divergence or more of the same?

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The United Kingdom’s referendum vote to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016 has raised questions about the future direction of environmental and climate change policies in the UK. In the near term it is business as...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

EC Denies 2014 Petition Seeking EU-Wide Ban on Nanoparticles

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On June 29, 2016, the European Commission (EC) provided a notice to the European Parliament regarding its response to a 2014 petition calling for a European Union (EU)-wide ban on microplastics and nanoparticles. The...more

European Commission Publishes Chemicals Legislation Roadmaps

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The European Commission published two evaluation and fitness check roadmaps in May this year. These roadmaps will assist the Commission in assessing whether the current legislative framework for chemicals, including REACH, is...more

ECHA Consults PEGs on Nanomaterial Guidance Documents

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently submitted several draft guidance documents concerning nanomaterials to Partner Expert Groups (PEG) for consultation. Following consultation with PEGs, ECHA will consult its...more

Proposed Harmonized Classification and Labeling Would Apply to Nanosized Titanium Dioxide

On May 31, 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) began a public consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal submitted by France for titanium dioxide. The proposed entry in Annex VI of the...more

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