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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.

May 21, 2018Sava Kostić

On 21 May 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) opened a public consultation on various substances which are identified as skin sensitizers, skin irritants or corrosive related to their use in textiles, leather articles and hides and furs. France and Sweden have jointly prepared the associated Annex XV restriction dossier...

May 9, 2018

The State Administration of Market Regulation of China issued the Analysis of Data Collected from Food Safety Inspections Conducted during the First Quarter of 2018 (2018年第一季度食品安全监督抽检情况分析) (the Data Analysis) on 28 April 2018. The Data Analysis does not have any direct regulatory impact on private industry. Instead, it summarizes the...

May 8, 2018Sava Kostić

Overview of GHS in Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) is a country in the Western Balkans region of Southeastern Europe, internally divided into three federal entities: the Republic of Srpska (RS), the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBH), and the District of Brčko, each of them having their...

May 8, 2018Sava Kostić

On 26 April 2018, the REACH Committee of the Council of the European Union voted in favor of several initiatives of the European Commission. The committee agreed to endorse the proposal to further restrict substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR), category 1A or 1B, by banning...

May 1, 2018Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

On 5 April 2018, Turkey adopted the Food Codex Regulation on Articles and Materials that Contact Food . This new regulation was prepared in accordance with European Union Regulation No. 1935/2004 on Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food . The new regulation repealed the Turkish Food...

April 25, 2018Xiaolu Wang

The China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued three proposals to seek public comments on approving one new food additive and expanding the usage scopes for a total of five food additives that are currently permitted for use in China. These Proposals were issued on 10 April...

April 24, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

On 20 April 2018, the Oeko Institut announced a new consultation aimed at collecting information on seven substances which are to be assessed for possible inclusion in Annex II of the EU’s regulation on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The consultation runs through...

April 17, 2018Jomarie Garcia

On 12 April 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a press release of the availability of a new “Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory.” The inventory is one of a kind, and reflects the new requirements under the amended law, i.e. active designations. Inactive designations will...

April 10, 2018Alan Johnson

On April 18th, I will have the pleasure of co-chairing a panel at the 2018 EHSQ Alliance Industry Conferenc e in Austin, Texas with my dear colleague Kristen Duda, VP of Strategic Alliances at Intelex. The title of the panel will be “Customer + Partner Panel.” In this session, EHSQ...

April 10, 2018Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

On 28 March 2018, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of a proposed Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States (GCC) Technical Regulation restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (commonly referred...

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