The Ministry of Health (the "Ministry") has published a decree (No. 40705-S) finalizing Technical Regulation RTCR 478:2015 (the "Regulation"), which adopts the sixth edition (2015) of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals ("GHS") and establishes the requirements and procedure for the regi..
The US EPA should update its work plan process as the main basis for prioritising chemicals for risk assessment under the new TSCA, stakeholders agreed at a 11 December meeting.NGOs urged the agency to make use of its testing authority to avoid selecting chemicals based on data availability and criticised its plan to emphasise designation ..
Costa Rica and Chile have reported developments in their implementation of theGlobally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals.Costa Rica's government told the 34th session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on GHS (UNSCEGHS) in Geneva on 6-8 December it had issued two decrees on the issue.The Central Amer..
The EU’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) has voted in favour of revised criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).The result came after a problematic exemption in the draft amendments to the plant protection products (PPP) Regulation, was removed from the European Commission's original p..
Vermont's Republican Governor Phil Scott has proposed changing the state's law on children's products so that businesses will only have to report items containing toxic chemicals every two years.The current law,enacted in 2015, says manufacturers of such products containing any of 66 "chemicals of high concern" must file reports with the st..