30 March 2017 / Metals, Substance notification & inventories, TSCA, United States
The EPA has published an initial inventory of mercury in commerce in the US, pursuant to section 8(b)(10)(B) of the new TSCA.
The initial report is comprised of readily available, previously published data on the supply, use, and trade of elemental mercury a..
20 March 2017 / Japan, Substance notification & inventories, TSCA, United States
The Japan Chemical Industry Association has requested the US EPA grant joint submitters additional time to fulfil the proposed TSCA 'inventory reset' reporting requirements.
The Lautenberg Act requires the EPA to set a rule outlining the process for desi..
Contradictory approaches to 100kg/year reporting threshold taken
29 March 2017 / Canada, CMRs, Environmental Protection Act, Personal care, Risk assessment
A Canadian draft screening assessment has found that 2-ethylhexyl 2-ethylhexanoate is harmful under section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (Cepa, 1999).
Published March 30, 2017
Brazil - Hazardous Waste
A bill (No. 7088/2017) proposed in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies would strengthen the National Solid Waste Policy's (No. 12.305/2010) provisions governing the management and traceability of hazardous wastes in the country. Specifically, the bill would require hazardous waste operators t..
Cefic backs download limitations to protect confidentiality
23 March 2017 / Data, Europe, REACH, Substance registration
Echa has published information on approximately 15,000 substances registered under REACH.
The information, which comes from manufacturers and importers, includes details of each substance’s properties and its impact..