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Rite Aid Adopts Chemical Management Policy

Rite Aid has established a company chemical policy and has expanded their restricted substance list (RSL) from 8 to 69 substances. This updated list now includes additional parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde donors, nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) and triclocarban. Currently, the main objective of this chemical management policy is to ensure the products that are being sold are […]

Canada publishes notice of intent to amend the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012

On October 13, 2018 Environment Canada published a notice of intent to amend the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012. Several chemicals currently on Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) are being considered for amendments that would further restrict their manufacture, use, sale, and offer for sale and import. Chemicals […]

Registration numbers granted to 32 515 REACH 2018 registrations

Out of 33 363 dossiers submitted by the final REACH registration deadline on 31 May 2018, 32 515 dossiers have been granted registration numbers covering 10 708 different chemicals. The remaining dossiers are still lacking information and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is waiting for them to be updated before registration numbers will be granted. In […]

TSCA – Retrospective reporting deadline for processors is October 5, 2018

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) mandates EPA to designate substances on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory as either “active” or “inactive” in U.S. commerce. To achieve this, EPA finalized a rule that requires industry to report chemicals manufactured, imported, or processed in the U.S. over the ten-year “lookback” period ending on 21 June 2016. […]

Mexico GHS deadline approaches

8 October 2018 is the final deadline for implementation of GHS in Mexico. At this time the mandatory standard NOM-018-STPS-2015 will enter into force, which implements the 5th revised edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The previous Mexican regulation governing the content of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), NMX […]

Canada Lights Up with Cannabis Legalization

As of October 17, 2018, adults who are 18 years of age or older would be legally able to: Possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis, dried or equivalent in non-dried form in public Share up to 30 grams of legal cannabis with other adults Buy dried or fresh cannabis and cannabis oil from […]

Canada GHS deadline for Distributors

1 September 2018 marks the Canadian WHMIS 2015 deadline for distributors. This means that manufacturers, importers, and distributors of hazardous chemical products in Canada must now comply with the requirements of the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). During the transition phase, distributors were able to comply with the requirements of either WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015. […]

Canada Reforms CEPA

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) was introduced in 1999 and came into force on March 31, 2000. The main purpose of this Act is to protect the environment and human health and contribute to sustainable development through pollution prevention. In March 2016, a comprehensive review of CEPA was initiated by the Standing Committee on […]

What’s Happening in South Korea?

What’s Happening in South Korea? With so many changes happening in South Korea, it can be hard to keep up. Here is a brief outline of the most recent changes: 1.       Restricted Chemical Substances List Update As of May 8, 2018, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) is consulting on the addition of the following substance […]

REACH Deadline Has Officially Passed

As of May 31st, 2018, the deadline to submit a registration for existing (phase-in) substances manufactured or imported at above one tonne per year as passed. If this registration obligation applies to your company, and have not completed your submission, as of June 1, you can no longer manufacture or import your substance legally into […]