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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.

October 2, 2018Jomarie Garcia

On 27 September 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the user fees for the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The new fees have now been scheduled to be collected beginning 1 October 2018. Who, what and why? Section 26 of TSCA gives EPA the necessary authority to collect...

September 26, 2018Patricia Iscaro

On 7 September 2018 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of a guidance for industry entitled "Policy Regarding Quantitative Labeling of Dietary Supplements Containing Live Microbials" (Guidance). Comments will be accepted until 6 November 2018. Verisk 3E Review The focus of the draft Guidance is on...

September 25, 2018Scott Stephens

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) committees have been busy in September making new recommendations for substance restrictions, authorizations and harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). Harmonized classification and labeling The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) recently adopted 14 opinions for harmonized classification and labeling, including opinions on two fragrances, citral and...

September 19, 2018Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

Companies with chemical substances on the market in Vietnam now have a brief window during which to ensure that their chemicals are included in the new National Chemical Substances Database. On 14 September 2018 Vietnam's Chemicals Agency (VCA) and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) announced that VCA is...

September 10, 2018Emilia Vassileva

The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is establishing a new notification system and registry for chemicals and mixtures. On 6 September 2018, at the 29th meeting of the Eurasian Economic Commission's Advisory Committee on technical regulations, sanitary, veterinary and phytosanitary measures, draft documents were introduced related to the EEU Technical Regulation...

September 10, 2018Xiaolu Wang

The Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan (MoHW) published the Regulations of Food Allergen Labeling (訂定「食品過敏原標示規定」) (the Regulations) on 21 August 2018. The Regulations impose labeling requirements for food allergens in Taiwan, including the types of allergens subject to mandatory labeling requirements and the format and content required of...

September 4, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

The 14th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee of the Rotterdam Convention will be held 11-14 September 2018 and will consider documentation supporting the addition of several pesticides and industrial chemicals to Annex III of the Convention. Notifications of final regulatory action At the September meeting, the Committee will review...

August 29, 2018Zeina Attar

On 16 July 2018, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, (MOCCAE), issued Decision No. 239 of 2018 Regarding the National System for Food Registration. Verisk 3E Review The decision mandates the registration of all local and imported food products before their circulation on the market...

August 27, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

In the context of Brexit, the United Kingdom’s new Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has published a strategy paper called "Strengthening National Capacity for Product Safety." The strategy covers the objectives that the OPSS plans to take action on from 2018-2020, including reformed regulations and strengthened enforcement. Background...

August 20, 2018Jomarie Garcia

On 13 August 2018 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a "Science Matters" article titled "EPA Scientists Develop New Methods to Evaluate Chemicals." The communication relays the efforts of EPA’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) towards innovative steroidgenesis assays that could screen potential endocrine disruptors faster. The new assay...

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