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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues Direct Final Rule to Correct Animal Testing Regulations

by Jennifer Haggerty As published in the February 27, 2018 Federal Register, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a direct final rule regarding...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

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Korea’s MOEL Proposed New Review Process for Disclosed Substance Information on SDSs

by June Kang On February 9, 2018, Korea’s Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) proposed wide reform to the Industrial (or Occupational) Safety and Health...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

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

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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Posted on: March 2, 2018

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TSCA Inventory Notification Reporting Deadline Has Expired

The deadline for manufacturers and importers to notify chemical substances as active under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Reporting Requirements Rule has...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

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France sets 01 January 2018 as poison centre notification deadline for businesses without RGS** certificate

01 March 2018 – This text has been amended to reflect that the deadline for submission without an RGS** certificate was the first 01 January...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

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ECHA Recommends Seven New Substances For REACH Authorisation List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has this month recommended seven Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to be added to the REACH Authorisation List. The seven substances –...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

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U.S. EPA Releases Annual Plan for Risk Evaluations

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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Posted on: February 12, 2018

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Seven New Substances Added To REACH Candidate List

ECHA has recently added seven new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the REACH Candidate List, bringing the total number of substances included on...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

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U.S. FDA Bans Use Of Triclosan In Health Care Antiseptics

At the end of last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned 24 ingredients commonly used in over-the-counter (OTC) topical antiseptics. These active...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

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WHO Publishes Guidelines to Protect Workers from Nanomaterials

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP  In December 2017, the World Health Organization published guidelines to protect workers from manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs).  The WHO Guidelines on Protecting ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

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Vietnam Publishes New Circular Regulating and Guiding the Implementation of the Chemical Law and Decree 113/2017/ND-CP 

by Thuy Dang  On December 28th, 2017, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) published Circular No. 32/2017/TT-BCT providing guidance on the Chemical Law (2007)...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

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Thailand Amends its List of Hazardous Substances 

by Nathan Kongprachaya  On January 11, B.E. 2561 (2018), the Notification of the Ministry of Industry regarding List of Hazardous Substances (No. 4) was published in the Thai...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

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Five Additional Phthalates Banned From Children’s Toys

Towards the end of last year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a final rule prohibiting children’s toys and child care articles from containing...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

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

by Xunyao Fu, PhD.  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...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

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Companies Asked to Communicate Their Registration Intentions for 2018

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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Posted on: December 27, 2017

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

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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Posted on: December 21, 2017

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

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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Posted on: December 19, 2017

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EPA Releases List Of Chemicals Reported Under TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently released a preliminary list of chemical substances reported under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Notification...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

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

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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Posted on: December 5, 2017

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EPA Proposes New Reporting Requirements For Mercury

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently issued a proposed rule regarding mercury (both as an element and as part of a compound) where...

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Posted on: November 24, 2017

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Titanium Dioxide Proposed As Category 2 Carcinogen

Earlier this year, ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) concluded that the available scientific evidence meets the criteria in the CLP Regulation to classify Titanium...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

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China Requires Barcodes on Pesticide Labels 

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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Posted on: November 9, 2017

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

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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Posted on: November 8, 2017

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

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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Posted on: November 7, 2017

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