Environmental Compliance News

  • UL Acquires ChemADVISOR

    UL, a global leader in safety science, today announced the acquisition of ChemADVISOR, a recognized world leader in chemical regulatory compliance and data solutions. Integrating ChemADVISOR’s environmental, health, safety and transportation information and solutions will broaden UL’s compliance solution services that help businesses navigate the ever-changing, chemical regulatory ...


    By UL Environment

  • European Commission Adds 25 CMRs To REACH Annex XVII

    If you supply chemical products to the European market, you should be aware that last week the European Commission made significant amendments to the Appendices to Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation. Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1510 – which makes changes to Entries 28, 29 and 30 of Annex XVII – specifically concerns substances classified as CMRs. What are CMRs? ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • 4C Health/Safety/Environmental Conference Call for Papers

    Every year, hundreds of environmental professionals gather at the 4C Conference to learn about emerging technologies, policy changes, compliance strategies, best practices, and walk away with real-world advice and practical takeaways. Now is your chance to become a part of one of the most diverse and fastest growing HSE consortiums in the world. The 4C Conference is looking for members of the HSE ...


    By 4C Environmental Conference

  • UL Launches Wellness Certification to Demonstrate Products’ Compliance with WELL Building Standard

    With the global rise of obesity, disease, inactivity, asthma and depression, the critical importance of wellness is coming into focus. At a time when people spend upwards of 90 percent of their time indoors, architects, designers, construction and business communities alike are taking a second look at the indoor environments where we live, work and play to evaluate how these environments impact ...


    By UL LLC

  • FDA Guidance Addresses FDA and EPA Jurisdiction over Mosquito-Related Products

    On October 4, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of final guidance that helps to clarify FDA and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jurisdiction over the regulation of mosquito-related products intended to function as pesticides, including those produced through the use of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Hurricane Maria’s Direct Hit Causes Widespread Property Damage across Puerto Rico

    One of the strongest hurricanes in the history of Puerto Rico made landfall last week. Hurricane Maria brought life-threatening winds, heavy rains, flooding and storm surge that destroyed or damaged countless structures across the islands. Incredibly, this was the second time this month that homes and buildings in Puerto Rico were ravaged by a hurricane.    This latest natural disaster ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • UL Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

    UL announces that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain. With its membership in the SAC, UL joins more than 200 global brands, retailers and manufacturers, as well as government, non-profit environmental organizations, ...


    By UL LLC

  • House science committee hears testimony on EPA’s health risk data

    The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Environment and Oversight subcommittees held hearings on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) on September 6. Testimony was given by three experts from industry and academia — Dr. Kenneth Mundt, Ramboll Environ, Dr. James Bus, Exponent, and Dr. Thomas Burke, Johns Hopkins ...

  • SoundPLAN complies with changes proposed to standards for the calculation of sound outdoors

    SoundPLAN supports and complies with changes that have been proposed to ISO/TR 17534-3:2015, (https://www.iso.org/standard/66128.html) which relates to acoustics software for the calculation of sound outdoors. Additional recommendations have been proposed for the calculation method of ISO 9613‑2. This International Standard ISO 9613-2 outlines ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Subcommittee on Groundwater permitted to resume activities

    Following a review by the Department of Interior, the Advisory Committee on Water Information’s Subcommittee on Groundwater (SOGW) is resuming operations this month. The subcommittee’s activities were put on hold in the spring so a review of the group’s activities could be undergone by the new administration. While the review is ongoing, SOGW is permitted to proceed with ...

  • 3E Company Wins Multiple Awards for Product Innovation

    3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EHS) compliance and information management services, is proud to announce that its intelligent compliance solutions were recently honored with four prestigious industry awards for new enhancements that enable customers to improve workplace safety, increase product stewardship, strengthen regulatory compliance, and augment ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • EPA announces further delay of Lead and Copper Rule revisions

    Planned revisions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Lead and Copper Rule regulating lead and copper content in drinking water has been delayed another six months. The new revisions were scheduled to be released this summer, but given delays at EPA due to regulatory review and the lack of an assistant ...

  • Healthy Indoor Air Quality a Key Ingredient for Returning Students and Teachers in Puerto Rico

    Students and teachers across Puerto Rico begin returning to classrooms this month for the start of the new school year. As the school year begins, having a healthy indoor environment is crucial for students to be able to effectively learn and for their well-being.   Unfortunately, many school districts across Puerto Rico and throughout the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • OSHA launches application to electronically submit injury and illness data on August 1

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will launch on August 1 the Injury Tracking Application (ITA). The web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The application will be accessible from ...

  • ESOS: Environment Agency begins to issue fines for non-compliance

    With the first phase of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) complete and the second phase in full swing, the Environment Agency has revealed that hundreds of organisations could be issued fines for non-compliance with the energy auditing regulations. The Environment ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Becomes Effective

    On May 30, 2017, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule became effective. 81 Fed. Reg. 85732 (Nov. 28, 2016). The rule will not become effective in RCRA-authorized states, however, until the states adopt the provisions and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approves those state programs that adopt the rule. Please see our  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Brazil Inches Forward On Industrial Chemicals Regulation Implementation

    The Acta Group (Acta®) has been closely tracking the development of Brazil’s Industrial Chemicals Regulation (Regulação de Substâncias Químicas Industriais, or Regulação), which still only exists in draft form. As discussed in our  ...


    By Acta Group

  • REACH Enforcement: 802 Authorisation Inspections, Criminal Prosecutions Launched

    The latest enforcement report (June 2017) of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation has highlighted the lengths ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Free IAIA webinar on psycho-social impact assessment

    The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is offering a free webinar on "Understanding Impacts on Vulnerable Populations through Psycho-Social Impact Assessment." The webinar will be presented by IAIA member Michael Edelstein on 19 July. Psycho-Social Impact Assessment (PSIA) is historically underutilized. Its absence partially explains why affected publics so often feel that ...

  • Recognizing National Healthy Homes Month in Puerto Rico

    The month of June is recognized as National Healthy Homes Month in Puerto Rico and across the rest of the United States. The designation is acknowledged by such government agencies as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s theme for this year’s National Healthy Homes Month is Everyone Deserves a Safe ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

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