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

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TSCA/FIFRA - EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...more

New Concerns for Companies That Import or Manufacture "Toxic" Chemicals

by Clark Hill PLC on

Inevitably, a change in Administrations leads to changes in policies and priorities of regulatory agencies. Most media coverage has focused on opposition to the Trump Administration's efforts to revise existing or proposed...more

ECHA Seeks Case Studies to Feature at SETAC Europe

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will have six sessions at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe, which will be held May 13-17, 2018, in Rome, Italy. ECHA’s sessions will include one on...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - November 2017

China Energy Investment Signs MOU for $83.7 Billion in West Virginia Projects "China Energy Investment Corp, the world's largest power company by asset value, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to invest $83.7...more

Prop 65 – Version 2.0: New Rules for Prop 65 Warnings Shake Things Up

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

California’s old Proposition 65 warnings, which have been in place since 1986 are about to get a facelift – under newly adopted regulations by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), what was once “clear...more

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Establish Renewable Chemicals Tax Credit

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 18, 2017, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced to the Senate the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2017 (S. 1980), which aims to establish a short-term tax credit for the production of renewable chemicals and for...more

Full Disclosure: New Labeling for Cleaning Products

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On October 15, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 258, known as the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (the “Act”). The Act requires manufacturers of most cleaning products sold in...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Latin America continues to progress toward environmental sustainability goals as 2017 nears its end. Argentina proposes potable water and sanitation as legal human rights. Brazil moves forward on a number of waste...more

REMINDER: Arkansas Environmental Federation Health & Safety Seminar: Little Rock, Arkansas – November 2nd

The Arkansas Environmental Federation (“AEF”) will hold a Health and Safety Seminar (“Seminar”) on November 2nd in Little Rock, Arkansas....more

BIO Requests Reauthorization Of Biobased Assistance Program

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 19, 2017, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), an Associate member of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®), announced that it and its member companies sent a letter to the House...more

New York Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program Could Target Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

As reported in our October 20, 2017, memorandum, “California and New York Require Manufacturers to Disclose Ingredients in Cleaning Products,” on April 25, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced the Household...more

New California Product Label and Internet Disclosure Requirements (and New Crime for Employers who Fail to Disclose) for Cleaning...

by Alston & Bird on

On October 15, 2017, California enacted SB 258 – the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (Cal. Health and Safety Code Sections 108950 et seq.) – that requires product label and on-line disclosure requirements or bans...more

California Passes Legislation on Chemical Ingredients in Broadly Defined “Cleaning Products”

by Reed Smith on

Expanding upon a growing trend of federal and state laws focused on public-right-to-know and information-transparency policies that inform the public of what chemicals they are exposed to in products, California Governor...more

California and New York Require Manufacturers to Disclose Ingredients in Cleaning Products

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 15, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (S.B. 258). The new law requires manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose certain chemical ingredients on...more

2017 SNO Conference Will Be Held November 5-7

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The Sixth Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) Conference will be held November 5-7, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. According to SNO, the Conference sessions represent a hybrid of topics on selected “systems”...more

Proposition 65 Legislative Changes Likely “Lack Merit”

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1583 into law. It was promoted as a means of reducing frivolous Proposition 65 (Prop 65) lawsuits, but, as discussed below, it is doubtful that it will...more

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

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Schedules PPDC Meeting: On October 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the scheduling of a Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) meeting for November 1-2, 2017. 82...more

Prop 65 Amendments Now Effective Regarding Content of Notices of Violation Involving Occupational Exposures

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 1, 2017, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) regulations amending the content required in Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Notices of Violation...more

Arkansas Environmental Federation Health & Safety Seminar: Little Rock, Arkansas – November 2nd

The Arkansas Environmental Federation (“AEF”) will hold a Health and Safety Seminar (“Seminar”) on November 2nd in Little Rock, Arkansas....more

California Governor Brown Signs Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (S.B. 258); New York Stat

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 15, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill (S.B.) 258, the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017, which would require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose certain...more

California Enacts Legislation in an Attempt to Level the Playing Field in Proposition 65 Enforcement Actions

by Downey Brand LLP on

On October, 5, 2017, Governor Brown announced that he signed AB 1583 into law. AB 1583, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau, a democrat from Monterey Park, is intended to promote transparency in Proposition 65 private...more

Consumer Product Update - California's Green Chemistry Initiative Looks for New Products to Regulate

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On October 6, 2017, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced it is seeking public comment on its new 2018-2020 Priority Product Work Plan (Work Plan) under its Safer Consumer Products (SCP)...more

EPA Region 1 Increasingly Targeting Ammonia Refrigeration Processes for RMP and General Duty Clause Enforcement

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Over the course of 2017, U.S. EPA Region 1 has settled several significant enforcement matters arising under the risk management provisions of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r). The risk management requirements are intended...more

European Parliament: Substances of Concern in the Circular Economy Are Difficult to Address

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

A new European Parliament briefing highlights the benefits of, and difficulties associated with, transitioning the chemicals industry to a circular economy. The traditional economy typically involves purchasing and using a...more

An Assessment and Comparison of New TSCA and REACH

by Jones Day on

Passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, or "New Toxic Substances Control Act," introduces a number of changes to regulations for the collection and assessment of information concerning...more

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