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EPA Designates High-Priority Substances

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On December 30, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a notice designating 20 chemical substances as High-Priority...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) GHS implementation

by Ghassan Zughaib In October 2019, the GSO (GCC Standardization Organization) published its first draft (GSO/TC01) for implementing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) in the...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

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Australia Consults on Removal of Non-industrial Chemicals from AICS

by Lily Hou, PhD, CHMM Australia National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) is seeking information on industrial uses of chemicals listed on the...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

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Philippines Issues Administrative Order to Revise Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Mercury and Mercury Compounds

by Thuy Dang On November 20, 2019, the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued  DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2019-20: Chemical Control...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

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EPA Considers Addition of PFAS to TRI

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM On December 4, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment as...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

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SVHC in Articles Enforcement Project Report Published

by Dr. Martina Schneider The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement (Forum) is a network of authorities responsible for the enforcement of the REACH,...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

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Chemical Inventory Being Formed in Russia

by Konstantin Pimenov Presently, no inventory of chemical substances similar to those of other industrialized countries exists in Russia despite numerous attempts to create it....

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

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Philippines Issues Administrative Order on Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Arsenic and Arsenic Compounds

by Thuy Dang November 19, 2019 On November 8, 2019, the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued a DENR Administrative Order (DAO)...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

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Philippines Issues Administrative Order on Polymers and Polymers of Low Concern (PLC):

by Thuy Dang November 18, 2019 On November 8, 2019, the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No....

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

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Australia Releases Decision Regulation Impact Statement for Workplace Exposure Standards

by Laura Whiteman Written 18th November 2019 The decision regulation impact statement (RIS) for Workplace exposure standards in Australia was released by Safework Australia on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

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IARC Revises Preamble and Eliminates Group 4 Classification

by Pam Maloney The Preamble to the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) monographs was revised in early 2019 to reflect updated procedures for...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

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U.S. NIOSH Seeks Input on Developing IDLH Values for Six Chemicals

by Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP On November 12, 2019, in a Federal Register notice, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has invited...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

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Keeping Up with Chemical Market and Marketing Trends

Chemical market trends are evolving quickly due to technological advancement, and the same can be said for marketing across all sectors. As manufacturers and suppliers...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

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Chemical Marketing and the Dawn of a New Age

The landscape of chemical sales is changing rapidly, and many businesses are struggling to keep up. Prospective and current customers are looking at their chemical...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

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Download Karen Lintz’s Cosmetics Presentations from In-Cosmetics North America

UL’s Managing Director of Regulatory Assurance & Data Insights Karen Lintz recently spoke at the In-Cosmetics North America exhibition in New York, where she presented...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

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Are you ready for Brexit?

by Dr. Eleanor Grimes On October 23rd two regulatory specialists from UL attended the Brexit Chemicals Stakeholder Event held by DEFRA and the HSE. The...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

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Commission Implementing Regulation Clarifies Rules for Phase-in Substances under REACH

by Dr. Martina Schneider On October 10, 2019, the European Commission clarified which provisions for phase-in substances will apply after December 31, 2019. Under Regulation...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

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UL Launches LOLI® Illuminator!

We are delighted to announce the immediate availability of LOLI® Illuminator, a first-of-its-kind software tool enabling self-service access to high-quality chemical regulatory data monitoring. You...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

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Top Searched Plastics and Chemicals Terms on UL’s Prospector®

Understanding what chemical and plastics buyers are searching for is key to creating a solid marketing strategy. Having this knowledge allows you to align your...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

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IUCLID Software to be Updated to Allow Submission of Additional Information on Nanomaterials under REACH

by Dr. Martina Schneider and Caroline Miller, CIH, CSP On December 3, 2018, the EU amended the REACH Regulation via Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1881 to...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

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3 Ways Prospector® Helps You Win at Search Engine Marketing

Why do you need Prospector? Chemical marketing has changed a lot over the last 5 years According to Adobe, 76% of marketers think that marketing...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

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Test Methods Updated Measuring Toxicological and Ecotoxicological Properties of Chemicals for REACH

by Dr. Martina Schneider In order to keep up with technical progress and reduce the need for animal testing, the EU has been adopting the...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

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European Commission adopts the 14th ATP to CLP which includes harmonised classification and labeling for titanium dioxide

by Charlotte Blackburn, PhD The 14th ATP (Adaptation to Technical Progress) to the CLP regulation, which includes amendments to Annexes II, III and VI, has...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

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Changes and Amendments to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) 61st edition 2020

by Tatjana Benko and John Stewart PhD This article highlights some of the important changes and amendments introduced to the 61st edition of the IATA...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

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