The US EPA has issued draft documents explaining its decision-making process for assessing the risk of new chemicals and offering guidance for submitting new chemical notifications under the amended TSCA.The draftNew Chemicals Decision-Making Frameworkand guidance document were published on the agency’s website in anticipation of a pub..
The US EPA has release a discussion document outlining six potential approaches for prioritising chemicals for review under the new TSCA.The document is intended as the basis for discussion at a stakeholder meeting scheduled for 11 December and an ongoing "dialogue" that the agency expects to last "approximately six months".The path chosen..
Failure to share strategic information with third parties means that Echa is missing a "major opportunity" to speed up the substitution of dangerous chemicals for safer alternatives, according to a report by NGO ClientEarth.The environmental law organisation argues that, although Echa now releases more information, and organises it better o..
There is a danger member states will introduce their own food contact material (FCM) legislation, if the European Commission stalls on harmonising regulations, saidAlistair Irvine of packaging, paper and print industry consultants Smithers Pira.Speaking at thePlastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs conference in Berlin, Mr Irvine s..
Arulerequiring companies in Sweden to notify data on nanomaterials in chemical products to the country's chemicals agency's product register will enter into force on 1 January 2018. Companies will have until 28 February 2019 to comply.The obligation, which applies to the manufacture and import of products, will enable Kemi to obtain informatio..