Category: Regulatory News

13th ATP to CLP Is Now Out – But Where Is the 12th?

Nov 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: News & Updates, Regulatory News

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October 4th, 2018 brought the publication of the 13th adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP) to the EU’s classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP). For those watching the regulations that come out of the EU – the 11th ATP was published earlier this year and some of you may be wondering,…

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EPA Makes Additions to the Toxics Release Inventory for 2019 Reporting Year

Jul 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Chemical Management, Regulatory News

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially added 13 specific nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in a rule that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, June 12th. Although this is being added as a category, it only includes the 13 specifically listed substances with CAS numbers. These additions will…

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ECHA Updates Candidate List of SVHC

Jun 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: News & Updates, Regulatory News

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On June 27th, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) updated the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC) for authorization. The ten substances below have been added: Anytime the Candidate List is updated, companies may have legal obligations that result from the substances included on the list. Obligations range from additional communication needed in…

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Update to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard…..Sooner Rather Than Never?

May 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Regulatory News

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The Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda has been released and “Updates to the Hazard Communication Standard” has been moved from Long-Term Actions to Proposed Rule Stage once again. There is a date for the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) of February 2019. The Abstract indicates that the rule making is looking to update the standard…

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EPA Releases Latest Public Version of the TSCA Inventory – Finally!

Apr 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: GHS, Regulatory News, SDS Authoring

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The EPA has FINALLY (we have practically been camped out on the EPA website like black Friday shoppers waiting outside the store) released the latest public version of the TSCA Inventory.  The Inventory is released twice a year, usually in the January/February and June/July timeframes.  This year the release of the Public Inventory is critical…

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Alaska’s Tier II Reporting Journey

Mar 2018

Author: Laura Patrick

Categories: Community Right-to-Know, Regulatory News

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Tier II Reports are provided to local fire departments, Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) and State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) annually to provide information to these agencies in case of chemical related emergencies. Over the past several years, more and more states have transitioned from requiring printed Tier II forms or using Tier2 Submit to…

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Solving the Right Problems – The EHSQ Maturity Curve

Feb 2018

Author: Matt Adams

Categories: General Information, Product Sustainability, Regulatory News

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A Simple Model to Take Your Organization Beyond Compliance How sustainable is my company? How sustainable is my site compared with our operations in the future? Is there a product recall right around the corner? I have budget for one more person: should I hire a risk expert or a data scientist? Environmental, health and safety, and quality…

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EPA Releases 2018 Annual Report on Risk Evaluations

Feb 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Community Right-to-Know, Regulatory News

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In compliance with the amendments to TSCA the EPA has released it’s 2018 Annual Report on Risk Evaluations.  The report provides a high level overview for 2018.  In summary the following can be expected – Refinement of the scoping documents for the first 10 chemicals reviews in progress Prioritization for 40 chemicals (at least 20 low…

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New Additions to SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) Candidate List Shared in ECHA Weekly!

Jan 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Chemical Inventory Services, Chemical Management, Community Right-to-Know, Regulatory News

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In advance of the usual formal January update to the EU’s Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) the forthcoming set of updates have been shared on ECHA Weekly. In addition to an update to the intrinsic properties listed with BPA there are also seven new substances that will be added to the list…

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EPA Publishes Final Rule Adopting 2017 NAICS Codes for TRI Reporting

Jan 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Community Right-to-Know, Regulatory News

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The US EPA published a new rule that again requires 2017 NAICS codes to be used for Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting.  This is the second final rule that has been published to this effect.  The first time the rule was published earlier this year there was an error. The error was that the revised…

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