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Flame Retardant

CPSC Announces Intent to Restrict Halogenated Flame Retardants in Consumer Products

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

This week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted to form an advisory panel and begin drafting a rule to restrict the use of halogenated flame retardants in four consumer product categories: children’s...more

Maryland 2017 Environmental Legislative Agenda Set

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

March 6 marked the final day for the introduction of bills in the Maryland General Assembly without a rules suspension. Below are highlights of environmental or related public health bills under consideration in the Maryland...more

Toxic Substances and Control Act Overhaul

Under the recently amended Toxic Substances and Control Act (TSCA), EPA is bound by new requirements and enforceable timetables to complete risk assessments for chemicals manufactured, distributed and imported to the United...more

A Few States Adopt Chemical Legislation Despite TSCA Reform

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

State legislatures continue to consider legislation to restrict chemicals even as, at the federal level, the Toxic Substances Control Act has been thoroughly overhauled by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st...more

Global Manufacturers: DTSC Announces 45 Day Comment Period on Regulation to List the First of its Proposed “Priority Products”

by Alston & Bird on

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is proposing to list certain children’s foam-padded sleeping products as “Priority Products” under the Safer Consumer Product (SCP) Regulations and today announced...more

Flame Retardants: A Guide to Current State Regulations

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The Massachusetts Senate became the latest state legislative body to pass a bill that would ban at least eleven flame retardants from children's products sold in the state. An Act to protect children and families from harmful...more

The District of Columbia and Washington State Pass Back-to-Back Bans on Flame Retardants

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

The District of Columbia and the state of Washington recently enacted laws banning the use of listed flame retardants in certain products, ranging from children’s products and residential upholstered furniture in Washington...more

CPSC Adopts Mohorovic’s $250 Million Burden Relief Proposal for Adult Apparel

Earlier today, the CPSC unanimously agreed to publish in the Federal Register a new enforcement policy proposed by Commissioner Joe Mohorovic regarding the certification of certain adult wearing apparel...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

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

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

EPA Issues Direct Final Rule On Significant New Use Notification Electronic Reporting: On July 20, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a direct final rule amending the Toxic Substances Control Act...more

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

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

EPA Seeks Comment On Series 810 Test Guidelines: On June 17, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability for comment of several Series 810, non-binding, draft test guidelines developed by...more

California Bill Would Complicate Labeling Requirements for Children’s Products

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

California state law bill SB 763 has stayed relatively under the radar since its introduction in February 2015. However, with recent traction in the state legislature – including passage in the Senate in June and passage in...more

EPA Announces Safer Alternatives for Toxic Flame Retardants

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on June 12, 2014, safer alternatives to flame retardants currently used in consumer and commercial products, including building insulation and products with flexible...more

EU Environment Report - May/June 2013

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: *Chemicals: - Governments agree on global ban on flame retardant HBCD - Proposal to remove inconsistencies from Biocides Regulation - Commission extends exemption for lead in vehicle...more

Vermont to Regulate More Flame Retardants

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In 2009, Vermont enacted Act 61 (9 V.S.A. § 2971) limiting “brominated” flame retardants—sometimes called PBDEs—in certain consumer products. Concerns have been raised about these chemicals’ effects on the human nervous and...more

Maryland Passes Law to Regulate Flame Retardant

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Maryland this week pased House Bill 00. This bill prohibits a person from importing, selling, or offering for sale any child care product that contains more than one-tenth of 1% (by mass) of tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - April 8, 2013

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - EPA proposes rules to lower sulfur in fuel; Home Depot pays $8 million to settle California paint lawsuit; Center for Biological Diversity sues federal government over...more

Proposition 65 Activity Heats Up On Flame Retardant

Tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) is a chemical used as a flame retardant by the furniture industry to meet flammability standards, including California’s TB 117. TDCPP is found in the polyurethane foam used in...more

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