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U.S. PHMSA Issues Amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations

June 21, 2018

On June 16, 2018, the PHMSA issued a rule in response to appeals made regarding a Final Rule that had originally been published two years...

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EPA Releases Updated TSCA Inventory

May 15, 2018

On April 12, 2018, the EPA released an updated (draft) version of the TSCA Inventory that also designated as active those substances for which it received...

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EU Publishes 11th ATP to the CLP Regulation

May 8, 2018

On May 4th 2018, the 11th Adaptation to Technical and Scientific Progress (ATP) to the CLP Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Commission...

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China State Council Issues Notice on the Establishment of New Institutions

May 2, 2018

The China State Council's institutional reform plan has been approved by the 13th National People's Congress. On March 24, 2018, the State Council published the...

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CPSC Issues Supplemental Guidance on Labeling Paint Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride

May 1, 2018

As published in the Federal Register at the end of March, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a supplemental guidance for warning of...

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CPSC Issues Draft Guidance on Application of Human Factors to Consumer Products

April 23, 2018

As published last month in the Federal Register, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a draft guidance document on the application of human...

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Health Canada Publishes Official Amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR)

April 20, 2018

The use of prescribed concentration ranges has officially been adopted to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), as published in Part II of the Canada Gazette...

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U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Alert: Expiration of Reporting Deadline

March 2, 2018

by Stacie Abraham The deadline for manufacturers and importers to notify chemical substances as active under the TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Reporting Requirements Rule expired...

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U.S. EPA Releases Annual Plan for Risk Evaluations

February 12, 2018

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM  Under Section 26(n) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) must publish an annual...

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Japan’s Revised CSCL Becomes Effective on April 1, 2018 

January 11, 2018

On June 7, 2017, Japan published the 4th amendment to the Japanese Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) by Law No. 53.  On December 13, 2017, Cabinet Order No. 304 was released that stipulates the...

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Companies Asked to Communicate Their Registration Intentions for 2018

December 27, 2017

The following information is excerpted from a press release from the European Chemicals Agency. ChemADVISOR, a UL company, is committed to assisting our customers meet...

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December 31, 2017 is Spain’s Poison Centre Deadline for Hazardous Mixtures Intended for Industrial Use

December 21, 2017

by Susana Planas MunGavin On October 17, 2017, the National Toxicology Institute of the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences (INTCF), which is the...

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California OEHHA Clarifies Sections of Proposition 65 – Clear and Reasonable Warnings 

December 19, 2017

by Chelsea Lane  On December 6, 2017, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced the amendments to Title 27, California Code of Regulations,...

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U.S. EPA Releases List of Chemicals Reported under the Active-Inactive Rule

December 5, 2017

By John J. Kowalski, CHMM The 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) to designate...

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China Requires Barcodes on Pesticide Labels 

November 9, 2017

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM  On June 21, 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) of China published the Measures for the Management of Pesticide Labels and Manuals (MOA Ministerial Order 7) with...

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Publishes Final Rule to Prohibit Additional Phthalates in Children’s Toys and Child Care Articles

November 8, 2017

by Jennifer Haggerty  As mentioned in a previous article, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), under the authority of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008...

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Vietnam Publishes New Decree Regulating the Implementation of Several Articles of the Chemical Law 

November 7, 2017

by Thuy Dang  On October 9th, 2017, the Vietnamese Government published Decree No. 113/2017/ND-CP guiding the implementation of several articles of the Chemical Law (2007).  Key points are as follows:  Lists of industrial chemicals that are subject to conditional/limited production/trading as...

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Taiwan Launches Single Window System For Chemical Substances Registration

November 6, 2017

by Shanice Chia On September 29, 2017, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Executive Yuan launched a single window system for new and existing chemicals...

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Taiwan Revises Guidelines on the Handling of Regulated Toxic Chemical Substances

November 2, 2017

The Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Executive Yuan announced 13 types of chemical substances as Category 4 toxic chemical substances in amended guidelines. 

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Taiwan Drafts Amendment on Toxic Chemical Substances Transportation Management Regulations 

November 1, 2017

by Shanice Chia   On October 12, 2017, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Executive Yuan commenced a public comment period for the draft amendment of the Toxic Chemical Substances Transportation Management Regulations. The...

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Health Canada Publishes Proposed Amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR)  

October 25, 2017

by Alexis Sumner   As we reported on in May, Health Canada delayed GHS implementation for manufacturers and importers until June 1, 2018.  This delay was “intended to provide additional time for...

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California Passes Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017

October 19, 2017

by Chelsea Lane On October 15, 2017 California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 258, also known as the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act...

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Determining Your Responsibilities and Obligations Under the TSCA Inventory Reset

October 18, 2017

Under the final rule published on August 11, 2017 by the US EPA, chemical companies doing business in the United States are categorized as a...

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Taiwan MOL Drafts Amendment on Standards of Permissible Exposure Limits of Airborne Hazardous Substances in the Workplace

October 9, 2017

by Shanice Chia On September 25, 2017, the Taiwan Ministry of Labor (MOL) published a notice on the draft amendment on Standards of Permissible Exposure...

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