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3E EHS Expressions is our forum for sharing our latest thoughts on the ever-evolving EHS regulatory compliance landscape. Here we will be introducing you to some of Verisk 3E’s most prolific and valued subject matter specialists weighing in on some of the more complex and time-consuming issues affecting our industry today, including TSCA Reform, REACH, GHS, Conflict Minerals and more.

April 17, 2018Jomarie Garcia

On 12 April 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a press release of the availability of a new “Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory.” The inventory is one of a kind, and reflects the new requirements under the amended law, i.e. active designations. Inactive designations will...

April 10, 2018Alan Johnson

On April 18th, I will have the pleasure of co-chairing a panel at the 2018 EHSQ Alliance Industry Conferenc e in Austin, Texas with my dear colleague Kristen Duda, VP of Strategic Alliances at Intelex. The title of the panel will be “Customer + Partner Panel.” In this session, EHSQ...

April 10, 2018Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

On 28 March 2018, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of a proposed Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States (GCC) Technical Regulation restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (commonly referred...

April 10, 2018Xiaolu Wang

The Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan issued the Amendments of the Regulations on Nutrition Labeling for Prepackaged Food Products (修正「包裝食品營養標示應遵行事項」) (the Amendments) on 31 March 2018. The Amendments revise various requirements for nutrition labels for prepackaged food products and became effective immediately. Verisk 3E Review Compared to the...

April 6, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

A California court reportedly proposed a ruling on 28 March 2018 that coffee companies operating in California, including Starbucks, Peet's Coffee & Tea, and Seattle's Best, among others, must provide cancer warnings related to the consumption of coffee, baked goods, and other products sold in those stores. The substance at...

April 3, 2018Jomarie Garcia

A big deadline is approaching in Canada -- Full compliance with WHMIS 2015 is expected by 1 December 2018 across all Canadian jurisdictions. On 28 March 2018, Health Canada emailed two fact sheets addressing compliance with the Hazardous Products Regulations , otherwise known as WHMIS 2015. The fact sheets published...

March 28, 2018Patricia Iscaro

On 19 March 2018, the European Union issued a Regulation implementing article 4 of Regulation 2283/2015 on novel foods . The new regulation concerns the consultation process for the determination of novel food status. The regulation becomes effective on 8 April 2018. Verisk 3E Analysis Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/456...

March 27, 2018Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

On 20 March 2018, Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) announced the adoption of amendments to the Act on Registration, Evaluation and etc. of Chemicals (K-REACH), along with the enactment of the Act on Safety Management of Consumer Chemical Products and Biocides (K-BPR). K-BPR K-BPR applies to biocides used in preservatives...

March 19, 2018Xiaolu Wang

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published the Invite for Response to the Proposed Amendments to the Implementation Rules for the Regulation on the Administration of Chemicals Subject to Supervision and Control (公开征求对《中华人民共和国监控化学品管理条例》实施细则(修订征求意见稿)的意见) on 13 March 2018. The proposed amendments further detail the procedures and timelines for the...

March 15, 2018Alan Johnson and Hans Plugge

This past week, Senior Toxicologist Hans Plugge and I attended the 2018 NAEM EHS & Sustainability Software & Data Management conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. During the conference, we had the opportunity to present and facilitate a session on day 1 on The Challenge of Global Product Compliance: Driving Value...

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