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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.


September 20, 2019

Don't be left in the dark regarding new EU requirements in the face of changing regulations. Companies placing hazardous chemical mixtures—dishwashing detergents, paints, coatings, adhesives, solvents, etc.—on the market in Europe must comply with complex and changing Poison Center Notification (PCN) requirements under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation...

September 18, 2019Jomarie Garcia

New York’s highest-ranking court has deemed the state’s Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program (Disclosure Program) invalid. The program was scheduled to be enforced on 1 January 2020, but the New York State Supreme Court’s recent ruling may have pushed back this deadline further. New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation...

September 13, 2019Verisk 3E Hazardous Waste Team

More than 60 changes to the U.S. EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (HWGIR) are currently in effect and Verisk 3E is here to help you understand exactly how these changes apply to you. Businesses with hazardous waste obligations, including waste determination, counting, consolidation, generator category, mixing, marking, labeling, emergency...

September 4, 2019Patricia Iscaro

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has filed a petition proposing the amendment of the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of vitamin D3 as a nutrient supplement in breakfast cereals and in grain-based nutrition bars. Verisk 3E Review The food additive petition (FAP 9A4823), submitted...

September 3, 2019Xiaolu Wang

Taiwan has proposed amending its rules for hazard communication of chemicals. For instance, additional labeling and safety data sheet (SDS) related requirements would be introduced to chemicals of concern. Public consultation on the proposal is open until 14 October 2019. Verisk 3E Review The Environmental Protection Administration of Taiwan published...

August 21, 2019Jomarie Garcia

In the wake of a public challenge from California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this month doubled down on its ruling that glyphosate poses no risk to public health under its current registered uses — saying it will no longer approve labeling...

August 9, 2019Patricia Iscaro

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a press release concerning a warning letter sent to a company marketing food and dietary supplements for both humans and animals that contain cannabidiol (CBD). Days later, FDA's Principal Deputy Commissioner, Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D. testified before the Senate Committee on...

August 6, 2019Robert Guitteau Jr.

Ecuador has issued a far-reaching new environmental regulation that establishes a new institutional framework for environmental protection. Published on 12 June 2019, Executive Decree No. 752, Regulation to the Organic Code of the Environment also lays down rules for the integral management of chemical products. Verisk 3E Analysis The regulation...

July 24, 2019Bernie Henn

On 16 July 2019, 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 201 SVHC substances. The 4 new substances added are: 2-methoxyethyl acetate (CAS RN 110-49-6; EC No. 203-772-9) Reason for inclusion:...

July 18, 2019Jomarie Garcia

The New York legislature passed a bill to ban 1,4-dioxane above trace amounts in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) on 20 June 2019, and California is likely to follow suit based on a preliminary screening assessment of the impact of the substance. If signed by the New York governor, the state’s...

July 16, 2019By Kami Blake

Product safety and e-commerce—the two have not gone hand in hand. Rapidly escalating, high-volume sales and profits secured while the customer experience is wrapped in "getting it all and getting it now" has not been a recipe for safe and compliant products. As a math equation it might look like...