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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 5, 2018Chanyanis Utiskul

New Zealand's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has announced a new "priority chemicals list" of 40 chemicals that require re-evaluation. This action is part of the agency's ongoing chemical management program which aims to ensure the better protection of New Zealand's human health and the environment. Under the Hazardous Substances and...

October 29, 2018The Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

European trade union and chemical industry organizations have released a statement calling for a change in the legal framework for regulating reprotoxic substances in the workplace, specifically the Chemical Agents Directive (CAD) and the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (CMD). The statement proposes combining the two directives for carcinogens, mutagens and...

October 24, 2018Chanyanis Utiskul

On 17 October 2018 the Australian Government issued in the Federal Register of Legislation the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Instrument No. 4 (MRL Standard) Amendment Instrument 2018 (No. 10) , revising the requirements for and establishing new maximum residues limits (MRLs) for agricultural and veterinary chemicals in agricultural products...

October 22, 2018Xiaolu Wang

The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) of Taiwan published the Proposed Regulations for Reporting Cosmetics Posing Serious Adverse Effects and Hazards to Hygiene and Safety (預告「化粧品嚴重不良反應及衛生安全危害通報辦法」草案) (the Proposal) on 9 October 2018. Once adopted, the proposal would clarify the scope of safety incidents that might trigger a mandatory reporting...

October 15, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

Amazon has launched its first-ever restricted substances list (RSL). The new RSL lists substances that the company seeks to avoid in its Amazon-owned private-brand baby, household cleaning, personal care and beauty products in the U.S. The new RSL is just the beginning. Amazon states that the restricted substances list will...

October 10, 2018Chanyanis Utiskul

On 25 September 2018 the Thai government published in the official gazette the Ministry of Public Health’s (MOPH) Notification updating the list of prohibited food additives and substances and foods containing them from being produced, imported and/or sold in Thailand. The list consists of 13 known hazardous food additives and...

October 9, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

Businesses may need to make some large changes in order to be compliant with the pending poison center notification requirements in the EU. All companies dealing with mixtures in the EU – e.g., paints, coatings, metals, adhesives, solvents, cleaning agents, etc. – should already be taking action to get ready...

October 5, 2018

Are you prepared for the new fees for TSCA Notifications? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized the user fees for the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as of October 1, 2018. How does this impact my company? Section 26 of TSCA gives EPA the necessary authority to collect...

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...

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