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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.


November 19, 2019

The EU PCN video series continues with the latest news you can use from Karen Lanka, Verisk 3E’s Sr. Director of Product Management and expert on the topic. She’s offering guidance on streamlining your dossier submission process in our third installment. If you missed the first two videos, watch them...

November 19, 20193E Notify for Poison Centres Team

On 28 October 2019 the European Commission adopted proposed legislation to delay for one year the implementation of the Poison Centre Notification (PCN) requirements for mixtures placed on the market for consumer use under the CLP Regulation(1272/2008/EC). In addition, system-to-system service is now available in the ECHA Submission portal. This...

November 19, 2019Patricia Iscaro

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established on 31 October 2019 a new interim rule providing the requirements to facilitate and expand the production and sale of hemp. This rule is effective upon publication through 1 November 2021. Comments will be accepted until 30 December 2019. Verisk 3E Review As...

November 13, 2019Regulatory Reporting Team

The March 1 deadline is quickly approaching for annual EPCRA Tier II and RCRA Hazardous Waste reporting. Now is the time to review requirements and obligations to prepare for a successful submission. EPCRA Section 312 Tier II Reporting The EPCRA Tier II report is specifically for hazardous materials, not waste...

November 6, 2019

On 1 October 2019 the Honorable Union Congress of Mexico House of Representatives issued a decision approving an amendment to the General Health Law of 26 December 1983 regarding front-of-pack warning labels on foods high in sugar, sodium, total fats, saturated fats, and trans fats. The bill was referred to...

November 5, 20193E Monitor Team

China recently proposed a set of measures for the safe management of 20 hazardous chemicals. These chemicals would be designated as hazardous chemicals subject to special control and therefore subject to additional regulatory requirements concerning the production, storage, use, transport, import and export thereof. Public consultation on the proposal is...

October 24, 2019Regulatory Reporting Team

On 15 October 2019 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued 29 Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) under the authority of section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). These SNURs will be effective on 16 December 2019. Verisk 3E Review Affected substances and their newly designated significant new...

October 22, 2019Scott Stephens

On 4 October 2019 the European Commission (EC) adopted the 14th adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP) to the European Union’s Regulation on Classification, Labeling and Packaging (1272/2008/EC) (CLP), including the addition of titanium dioxide to the CLPs list of substances with harmonized classification and labeling. Verisk 3E Review...

October 10, 20193E Insight for Food Team

The National Health Commission of China published the Notice on the Issuance of the Standard for Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Food (the notice) (关于印发食品中农药最大残留限量标准的公告) on 15 August 2019. Under the notice the National Food Safety Standard - Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Food (GB 2763-2019) will replace...

October 9, 20193E Notify for Poison Centres Team

According to the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) 25 September 2019 newsletter , the Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL) have unanimously agreed to the European Commission’s proposed changes to Annex VIII to the Regulation on Classification, Labeling and Packaging (1272/2008/EC – CLP), including the postponement by one year of...

October 9, 2019Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

On 3 September 2019 Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration published the Amendment to the Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act Enforcement Rules to impose additional restrictions on chemicals of concern as newly defined under the Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Control Act. The amendment will become effective on 16 January 2020. Verisk...