Hazardous Waste Regulations News

  • Full hydrazine replacement in boiler

    World Water Day is celebrated annually on March 22nd. This year ’s theme ‘Nature for Water’ explores nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. Kurita´s target is it to engage in environmental improvement activities by expanding environmental benefits for ...


    By Kurita

  • ECHA Launch Public Consultation On 9 New SVHCs

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recently launched a public consultation on proposals to identify nine new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). If the proposals are accepted, these substances will be included in ECHA’s Candidate List, which may result in additional legal obligations for manufacturers and importers who supply these ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • 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.

  • Four new SVHCs added to REACH Candidate List

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has officially added four substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List for authorization, bringing the total number of substances on the list to 173. The new additions of January 12, 2017 are: ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • REACH Enforcement Action to Focus on CLP, SVHC and PIC

    The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement is set to launch a new enforcement campaign focusing on the classification and labeling of mixtures and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). This comes as part of its sixth major coordinated enforcement project under REACH and encompasses three key enforcement priorities for ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • WEBINAR - New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule

    On November 28, 2016, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions rule was published in the Federal Register and is effective as of December 31, 2016. This rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Free Webinar: REACH RoHS Roundup: An end of Year update on EU Regulatory Policy as it Applies to Products

    While the US presidential election and Brexit have loomed large in recent months, requirements concerning EU substance-related legislation have continued to progress. This webinar will review the latest developments including:  Revisions to the RoHS Directive concerning scope, spare parts, exemptions, global standardisation and timings plus potential new substance restrictions under ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • REACH: Six New Substances Proposed for Candidate List

    Six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) have been proposed for eventual addition onto the Candidate List for authorization. Substances with potential adverse effects on the environment and human health are labelled as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). European Union Member States or the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) can propose a substance be labelled as an SVHC. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Chemicals risk assessment: Baltic study recommends more monitoring of emerging pollutants

    Chemicals are everywhere and new substances are regularly being introduced to the market. However, only some pose a risk to the environment. How do we decide which of them to monitor? A new study using a database of chemicals found in fish in the Baltic Sea has assessed which chemicals are commonly monitored. The researchers suggest that monitoring is biased towards known, already regulated ...

  • GILUNAL® A – The sustainable bonding for starchy and dextrin containing adhesive systems

    Boron acid were still up four years ago as an indispensable additive for adhesive glues and for various industrial applications. When in 2011 Boron and its derivate were included in the candidate list SVHC (substances of very high concern) by ECHA as cmr-substances the manufacture and winding of cardboard cores and paper tubes and related industries faced a big challenge.  With ...


    By Kurita

  • Progress in identifying and managing risks of substances that matter most

    The second report of the SVHC Roadmap implementation is now available and describes the main achievements and progress of the activities covered under the SVHC Roadmap to 2020 (screening, generation of data and assessment and risk management option analysis (RMOA)) in 2015. It also provides an update on regulatory risk management activities under the REACH and CLP regulations and looks ahead to ...

  • Biodegradable Cleaners by IPC

    International Products Corporations (IPC) is pleased to offer biodegradable, environmentally-friendly products that are alternatives to hazardous solvents and chemicals commonly used in precision cleaning operations.   IPC cleaners are safe for personnel, materials and equipment, and the environment; yet powerful enough to remove the most difficult soils.  The cleaners meet the USDA ...

  • REACHReady launches exclusive new “SVHC Database”

    REACHReady has launched a new “SVHC Database” that its Gold subscribers can now use to help them manage their REACH compliance obligations. A key aspect of REACH is the identification of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). It may be necessary for SVHCs to be subject to stringent controls in order to protect human health and the environment. The inclusion of a substance on the ...


    By REACHReady Ltd

  • Cleaning Solutions for the Food Industry

    IPC offers a full line of precision concentrated cleaners that are effective in a wide range of critical cleaning applications. An economical 1-2% concentration in water is effective for most cleaning applications.  Typical uses include removing protein, starch, grease, fat, gum, oil and baked on soil from processing equipment, lines, tanks and filter memrbanes.  Our line of cleaners ...

  • Notify ECHA of your uses covered by a REACH authorisation

    If you are a downstream user of a substance of very high concern on the Authorisation List (REACH Annex XIV) under an authorisation held by an actor up your supply chain, you have to notify your use to ECHA under Article 66 of REACH. The obligation to notify applies after the authorisation decision has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. You have to notify ...

  • ECHA proposes 15 substances for authorisation

    15 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are recommended to be added to the REACH Authorisation List. These substances were prioritised from the Candidate List because they are used in high volumes and have widespread uses which may pose a threat to human health or the environment or can potentially be used to replace substances which are already on the Authorisation List. ECHA's sixth ...

  • EPA requires Southern California metal finishers to stop illegal hazardous waste releases, wastewater discharges

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today the resolution of a series of enforcement actions at five Southern California metal finishing companies which will collectively pay more than $223,700 in civil penalties for hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations. The violations were uncovered during inspections conducted at facilities in the cities of Compton, Paramount, Ontario, ...

  • Report: Nuke dump radiation leak could have been prevented

    A radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository could have been prevented, a team of investigators said Thursday. A combination of poor management, lapses in safety and a lack of proper procedures were outlined in a final report released by the U.S. Department of Energy's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Penalty Upheld for Hazardous Waste Violations at Roanoke, Va., Chemical Distributor

    The U.S. EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) has upheld the results of an EPA enforcement action involving hazardous waste storage that was initiated in 2011 against Chem-Solv, Inc. and Austin Holdings-VA, L.L.C., the operator and owner of a chemical blending and distribution facility in Roanoke, Va. In a January 26, 2015 Final Decision and Order, the EAB upheld in its entirety the 2014 ...

  • Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

    Cadmium; cadmium oxide; pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (PFOA); ammonium pentadecafluorooctanoate (APFO); dipentyl phthalate (DPP); and 4-nonylphenol ethoxylates, are the latest additions to the EU Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) List. The complete list can be viewed ...


    By ChemTel Inc.

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