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Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from October 16, 2017 – November 15, 2017. This month brings us a heavy environmental regulatory agenda in Latin America. Brazil aimed to close loopholes on take-back...more

NREL Researchers Optimize Microbial Pathway To Biobased Fuels And Chemicals

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On November 29, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that a collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) resulted in the successful modification...more

Sweden Announces Product Registration Requirement for Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On December 5, 2017, the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) announced that it has amended the information requirements for the products register to require notifiers to provide information on nanomaterials contained in chemical...more

States Continue to Enact Chemical Legislation in 2017

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

State legislatures have been relatively active on chemical and material regulations in 2017. As previously reported here, at least 51 bills to regulate chemicals were introduced across the country’s state houses in 2017. ...more

Expiring Soon: Temporary BPA Warning Regs Under Prop 65

With the holidays and end of the year quickly approaching, here is what food and beverage manufacturers and sellers need to know before the temporary Proposition 65 safe harbor warning for Bisphenol A (BPA) exposures expires...more

Cooling Towers: Not So Cool?

by Blank Rome LLP on

Anyone who has been in a tall building looking down on shorter buildings has seen the usual array of mechanical “boxes” with large spinning fans. Those “cooling towers” sit atop tens of thousands of buildings across the...more

Paint Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride – State of California’s 3rd Priority Product Proposed

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On November 16, 2017, the State of California’s DTSC proposed to add its third product-chemical combination to its priority products list for regulation under its green chemistry/safer consumer products rules. We are all...more

ECHA Will Hold Webinar on Updated REACH Guidance for Nanomaterials

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On November 30, 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will hold a webinar to explain the support documentation available for registrants that cover nanoforms in their Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and...more

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

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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

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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

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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

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