Hazardous Materials Regulations Articles

  • Zameer Qureshi Presents “The European REACH Regulation – Basic Concepts and Key Issues for NACD Members”

    On February 22, 2018, Zameer Qureshi, Legal Consultant to The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU), presented “The European REACH Regulation – Basic Concepts and Key Issues for NACD Members” at a National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) webinar.  This presentation covered an overview of the European Union’s (EU) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Inside EPA Features Comments From B&C “Chemical Regulation in 2018” Webinar

    On February 21, 2018, the Inside EPA article, “Beck Suggests Trump Hiring Cap Undermines EPA's TSCA Implementation,” included comments from James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Deputy Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Fountain Lights And Equipment Supplier

    XYH-Waterscape lighting is established in 2008, is a professional manufacturer engaged in the research, development, production, sales and service of ...


    By XYH-Waterscape Ligting

  • RoHS – the most important at a glance

    What does RoHS mean? RoHS is the abbreviation for „Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment”. The abbreviation refers to the so called RoHS directive 2011/65/EU, which forms the legal framework. The goals of the regulation are the protection of human health and of the environment.1) The directive is ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • Michael S. Wenk, M.S., to Speak at AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils, and Lipids

    Michael S. Wenk, M.S., Senior Regulatory Consultant with The Acta Group (Acta®) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), has been invited to speak on the current state of play of Central and South American chemical regulations at the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • What does the soon mandatory RoHS certification mean for Lufft products?

    Up to now RoHS wasn’t mandatory for us because we were affected by an exception rule concerning monitoring and control instruments. This exception will end on July 22, 2017 meaning that all products on the market need to be compliant with the RoHS regulations henceforward. If we couldn’t ensure this, we aren’t allowed to further sell and export them. As an environmental ...

  • Impact of Corrosion on Electronic Equipment

    Corrosion is the destruction of metals through reaction with compounds in their environment. It is a natural process because compounds such as oxides, sulphides and chlorides are formed and these are stabler than pure metals. Electronic circuits and components are omnipresent in our environment. Until recently, the thousands of soldered joints that an electronic circuit contains were ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • WEBINAR -- Current Opportunities and Challenges with Chemical Substance Regulation in Mexico and Central and South America

    The Mexican and Central and South American chemical regulatory environment is challenging to understand, with relatively little consistency, even among neighboring countries.  The region is home to two major trading blocs, MERCOSUR (Mercado Común Del Sur) and the Andean Community of Nations (Comunidad Andina). Similar in basic concept to the European Union, these blocs impose ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • RoHS Directive: Industry Group Challenges Exemption Recommendations

    A group of industry associations has told the European Union Commission it does not agree with recommendations on how to handle Pack 9 exemptions under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. The Cross-Industry Project, also known as the Umbrella Project, includes over 34 industry associations around the world. The group submitted their feedback in July 2016, shortly ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • European Union RoHS Directive: Understanding Exemptions - White Paper

    Exemptions play a significant role in complying with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. In order to meet their requirements, companies must understand how exemptions work within the directive and how to apply them to their own programs. Assent Compliance’s materials compliance Subject Matter Expert, Valerie Kuntz, takes an in-depth look at ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • What Are Full Material Disclosures? [VIDEO]

    Successful companies are always looking for ways to streamline their business, find efficiencies and lower costs. Within materials compliance departments, the best way for companies to achieve this is through the collection of full material disclosures (FMDs) from their supply chain. Instead of requesting material declarations for specific substances, full material disclosures allow companies ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation

    AUSTRALIA Australia Releases Third Consultation Paper Concerning NICNAS Reform: On April 29, 2016, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published the third consultation paper on its  ...


    By Acta Group

  • EU Publishes Regulation Regarding REACH Joint Submission of Data and Data Sharing

    On January 6, 2016, the European Union (EU) published its Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/9 regarding the joint submission of data and data sharing under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) in the Official Journal of the European Union. The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How to plan your new RoHS program

    Summary The Directive 2015/863' has amended Annex II of the European Union's RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU)2 to restrict an additional four substances in electronics. Lessons learned from the first RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC)5 strengthen the need to understand when an electronics company needs to start their supply chain communication program. This paper will discuss some of the important ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Uvcb Substances: Methodology For Structural Description And Application To Fate And Hazard Assessment

    Substances of unknown or variable composition, complex reaction products or biological materials (UVCBs) have been conventionally described in generic terms. Commonly used substance identifiers are generic names of chemical classes, generic structural formulas, reaction steps, physical-chemical properties or spectral data. Lack of well-defined structural information has significantly restricted ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Regulation 649/2012 and dangerous chemicals

    When the Regulation will enter into force? The Regulation (CE) 649/2012 “Export and Import of dangerous chemicals”, which will replace theRegulation 689/2008 (PIC), will enter into force from 1 March 2014. What are the changes introduced by the Regulation? ...


    By Selerant srl

  • REACH Regulation update

    Amendment of Annex XVII of REACH Regulation. In the Official Journal of the European Union L 328 of 7 December 2013, it has been published theCommission Regulation (UE) n. 1272/2013 (Annex 1), of 6 December 2013, amending Annex XVII of theREACH Regulation.  The Regulation ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Proposal for an update of the Plan for substances evaluation (CORAP)

    CoRAP: Community Rolling Action Plan The evaluation process is the responsibility of the Competent Authorities of the Member States. The evaluation process, according to REACH regulation, allows clarifying the risks of substances and, if the evaluation reveals the need to have more information, further information can be requested to the registrants or to the users of those ...


    By Selerant srl

  • EU Plans to Restrict DecaBDE

    One year after the last expansion of the list of Persistent Organic a first indication on a possible restriction of Bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (DecaBDE) under REACH Annex XVII or POPs Regulation (proposed by Norway in May 2013) was published on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website on August 1, 2013 (3). The group of polybrominated diphenylethers has a long history of restriction in the ...


    By SGS

  • Authorisation: ECHA recommends 10 substances SVHC for the authorisation

    What is the ECHA recommendation? Ten substances recommended for the authorisation by ECHA are chosen according to their danger characteristics and for the volume used, as well as the potential use related to human exposure. In the choice of substances ECHA has taken account of the comments received during the public consultation last ...


    By Selerant srl

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