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ECHA Opens Public Consultations for Harmonised Classifications of Five Substances

August 15, 2019

The public has until October 11th 2019 to comment on proposed harmonised classifications for five new substances. The substances, listed below, include Benzophenone, which is...

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ECHA Publishes Guidance on Occupational Exposure Limits

August 14, 2019

An agreement between the European Commission and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been reached for ECHA to regularly review occupational exposure limits (OELs) and provide...

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UL Continues To Lead The Way For Retail Market Access

August 14, 2019

We are pleased to announce another key expansion of our LOLI digital regulatory database, with the addition of retailer Restricted Substances Lists (RSLs) for ALDI,...

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Taiwan Amends Agro-Pesticides Labeling Management Regulation

August 13, 2019

On August 5, 2019, Taiwan's Executive Yuan Gazette Online published the amendment of Agro-pesticides Labeling Management Regulation (農藥標示管理辦法), which was made by the Council of...

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Poison Centres: A Guide for Annex VIII Compliance [slideshow]

August 13, 2019

Watch this slideshow to better understand the requirements of Annex VIII to CLP, and when Poison Centre Notifications regulations take effect.

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Ireland and United Kingdom Enforce Further Regulations Impacting Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)

August 6, 2019

In Ireland, the European Union (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 246 of 2019) of June...

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EPA Proposes to Regulate Certain PBT Chemicals

August 5, 2019

On July 29, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a proposed rule, under Section 6(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), to...

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Vietnam Publishes New National Technical Regulations on Workplace Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs)

August 2, 2019

Since October 2002 the Vietnamese Decision No. 3733/2002/QD-BYT of the Ministry of Health (MOH) has been a basis for labor hygiene requirements.

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UL Launches Navigator Online Self-Service Tool!

August 2, 2019

We are delighted to release an online self-service version of Navigator, our intelligent chemical regulatory software tool. You can sign up for a FREE 30...

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Four New Substances Added to the Candidate List

July 26, 2019

Four new substances were added to the Candidate List for authorisation on 16 July 2019 due to concerns over their effects on human health or...

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Canada Publishes Proposed Amendment Adding Substances to CEPA, 1999, Schedule 1, List of Toxic Substances

July 25, 2019

Canada recently published a proposal that would add substances to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999), Schedule 1, List of Toxic Substances.

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China Seeks Public Comments on the Draft New Chemical Substances Registration Measures

July 24, 2019

On July 9, 2019, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) published the draft “Measures on the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances" for public...

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Canada Proposes Regulations Governing Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products

July 23, 2019

In the 29 June 2019 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part I, proposed Regulations addressing Formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products were published. 

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Canada Publishes Orders Adding Substances to CEPA, 1999, Schedule 1, List of Toxic Substances

July 22, 2019

Canada recently published two separate Orders adding substances to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999), Schedule 1, List of Toxic Substances.

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Canada Publishes Proposed Regulations for VOC Concentration Limits for Certain Products

July 18, 2019

In the 6 July 2019 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part I, proposed Regulations addressing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) concentration limits in specified products were...

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NIOSH Releases Technical Report on the Occupational Exposure Banding Process

July 17, 2019

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released Technical Report: The NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding Process for Chemical Risk Management.

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Thailand’s New Proposed Chemical Regulatory Scheme

July 11, 2019

Thailand published a Draft Chemical Act (CA) which will replace the currently effective Hazard Substance Act (HSA) and its amendments - the principal legislature concerning...

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U.S. TSCA SNURs: Requirements, Considerations & Best Practices

July 11, 2019

In June 2016, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) underwent significant amendments, especially as it pertains to the requirements for review of Section 5 notices....

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U.S. TSCA PMNs & LVEs: Tips To Create Robust Notices

July 11, 2019

The 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review Section 5 notices, including premanufacture notices (PMNs) and...

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U.S. TSCA PMNs: How To Minimize The Need To File

July 11, 2019

Changes in the New Chemicals Program (NCP) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) have created disincentives for companies to submit premanufacture notices (PMNs) for new chemicals. However,...

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Japan – GHS Classification and Labeling/SDS Standards Are Now Aligned with the Revision 6

July 5, 2019

In accordance with the 6th revision of GHS, the classification standard, JIS Z 7252, adds a new hazard class and a new hazard category.

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ECHA Enforcement to Target Mixture Classifications

July 3, 2019

On 18-19 June 2019, the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement met in Helsinki. Many non-compliance issues were discussed, dealing specifically with SDSs that...

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8th Revision of GHS Is Now Available

June 28, 2019

On June 12, 2019, the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of...

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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): A Brief Regulatory Overview

June 17, 2019

VOCs are chemicals that are organic and vaporize at normal temperatures and pressure. They are the leading cause of smog and ground-level air pollution.

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