7 August 2017 / Canada, Environmental Protection Act
The Canadian government has imposed ministerial conditions for the manufacture or import of bisphenol dicyanate.
The action – under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act – is a response to a notice given on 22 May of plans to use the substance. Because the government su..
3 August 2017 / Built environment, Halocarbons, United States
The Maine legislature has overridden the governor's veto and passed into law a measure banning the use of all chemical flame retardants in upholstered furniture.
The measure (LD 182) prohibits the sale of residential upholstered furniture containing more than 0.1% of a flame r..
Susanna Ala-Kurikka, 4 Aug 2017
The regional government of Asturias in north-west Spain has been ordered to tighten pollution limits in a permit granted to the coal-fired power station Soto de Ribera.
The Supreme Court of Asturias ruled that the permit approved by the government allowed the plant to emit levels of sulphur dioxide, nitr..
Published August 2, 2017
European Union - Restricted Substances Overview
A Commission implementing regulation on the reporting of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) has been published in the EU's Official Journal. This regulation amends an existing regulation (Regulation No 1191/2014 determining the format and means for submitting ..
13 July 2017 / Canada, Environmental Protection Act, Substance notification & inventories
The Canadian government has added 14 substances to part 1 of the Domestic Substances List (DSL) and four to part 3 under review of the new substance programme.
It has also removed significant new activity (Snac) reporting requirements for 33 substa..