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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.


March 2, 2020

As an EHS manager, do you find it to be a constant struggle to obtain the IT resources to meet your continually evolving, dynamic business and operating model? IT groups have traditionally been slow to adapt to the needs of EHS business owners and most EHS leaders have historically sought...

February 6, 2020

Verisk 3E is hard at work preparing for the next event in our Engage’20 series in Amsterdam, 5-6 May . This year’s event will once again bring together the industry’s leading regulatory compliance, supply chain, product stewardship and workplace safety leaders and thinkers, including regulatory authorities, associations and experienced industry...

February 5, 2020Xiaolu Wang

The National Health Commission of China published the Invite for Response to 13 Proposed National Food Safety Standards (关于征求食品中污染物限量等13项食品安全国家标准(征求意见稿)意见的函) (the proposal) on 31 December 2019. The proposal contains 13 National Food Safety Standards that are now open for public consultation. Public comments on these standards can be submitted to the...

February 3, 2020Xiaolu Wang

The Environmental Protection Administration and Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Taiwan issued the Amendment to the Toxic Chemical Substances Transportation Management Regulations and the Renaming of the Regulations as Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Transportation Management Regulations (修正「毒性化學物質運送管理辦法」,並修正名稱為「毒性及關注化學物質運送管理辦法」) (the amendment) on 22 January 2020. The amendment aims to expand...

January 17, 2020Bernie Henn

On 16 January 2020 the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added four new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization. This brings the list to 205 SVHC substances. The four newly added substances are as follows: Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts Equivalent level...

January 16, 2020Jomarie Garcia

On 14 January 2020 California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that an amendment to the responsibility to provide a consumer product exposure warning under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (the Act or Proposition 65) was approved by the state’s Office of Administrative...
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January 8, 2020Patricia Iscaro

On 17 December 2019 the U.S. Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), published a request for comments and feedback on draft instructions for validation of refining processes concerning the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS). Comments are due by 16 January 2020. Verisk...

January 6, 2020Jomarie Garcia

On 9 December 2019 the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, signed into law Senate Bill S4389B An Act to Amend the Environmental Conservation Law, in Relation to Prohibiting Household Cleansing Products, Cosmetic Products and Personal Care Products that Contain 1,4-Dioxane . The ban will be in full effect starting...

December 17, 2019Scott Stephens

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a list of over 21,500 REACH registered substances, divided into five general categories, or pools, according to the regulatory actions EU chemicals management authorities are currently taking, will take, or are considering taking for them. Verisk 3E Review As reported in 3E Monitor...

December 4, 2019Xiaolu Wang

The State Council of China issued the Implementing Regulation on the Food Safety Law (食品安全法实施条例) (the regulation) on 11 October 2019. The regulation was published online on 31 October 2019 and will become effective on 1 December 2019. The regulation will introduce various requirements aimed to strengthen the administration of...

December 3, 2019Xiaolu Wang

The National Medical Products Administration of China (NMPA) published the Invite for Response to the Interim Management Regulation on Foreign Cosmetic Facility Inspection (公开征求《化妆品境外检查暂行管理规定(征求意见稿)》意见) (the proposal) on 11 November 2019. Once adopted, the proposal would authorize Chinese authorities to conduct facility inspections of cosmetic manufacturers, including research and development facilities...