REACH implementation News

  • REACH data-sharing principles clarified

    A new implementing regulation adopted by the European Commission defines more clearly what the terms ‘fair, transparent and non-discriminatory' mean for data sharing in the REACH Regulation. It also gives ECHA the mandate to make sure that all registrants of the same substance are part of one joint registration. The regulation is applicable as of 26 January 2016. The regulation sets ...

  • Bloomberg Environment Quotes B&C Webinar “TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics” In “New Chemical Reviews, Regulations Said to Impede Commerce”

    On June 25, 2018, Bloomberg Environment included quotes from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®)’s “TSCA at 2: An Update on Implementation and Hot Topics” webinar in the article “New Chemical Reviews, Regulations Said to Impede Commerce.” The growing number of rules that are accompanying new chemicals is causing marketplace problems, said Michael Gould, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Integral Attends American Bar Association Conference on TSCA Reform

    International approaches toward chemical management— such as the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) policy— have provoked intense interest in the reform of U.S. chemical management legislation, specifically the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). TSCA reform was the subject of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • EPA denies petition calling for lead ammunition ban

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today denied a petition calling for a ban on the production and distribution of lead hunting ammunition. EPA sent a letter to the petitioners explaining the rejection – that letter can be found here: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest/pubs/sect21.html Steve Owens, EPA assistant administrator for ...

  • Aligning Chemical Classification, Labeling Is Goal of EU Delegates in Transatlantic Talks

    U.S. and European authorities may never be able to reconcile their regulatory schemes for chemicals and cosmetics, but they could cooperate more closely in a number of ways, including how they classify and label chemicals, according to two position papers published by the European Commission May 14. The papers, which the commission said it published in the interest of transparency, noted that ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Canada’s chemicals plan

    OTTAWA (GLOBE-Net) – The federal government has announced a plan to manage toxic chemicals in Canada. Over $300 million has been committed over four years to implement new legislation and to reduce health and environmental risks from hazardous substances. Particularly risky substances, many of which are found in everyday household products, may be removed from the marketplace. The environmental ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • House Subcommittee Holds Second TSCA Hearing

    On July 11, 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on "Regulation of New Chemicals, Protection of Confidential Business Information, and Innovation." The Subcommittee held a June 13, 2013, oversight hearing on Title I of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The July 11, 2013, hearing was intended to provide the Subcommittee an ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Inside EPA Quotes NCC in “New Chemicals Group Seeks Refund Information In EPA`s TSCA Fees Rule”

    On June 13, 2018, Inside EPA included comments from the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) New Chemicals Coalition (NCC) regarding the omission of language in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed fee rule about how it will refund companies whose new chemical use applications are not reviewed by the statutory deadline. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Oleochemicals to Benefit from Demand for Sustainable Chemicals, finds Frost & Sullivan

    Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) regulations are playing a major role in driving the European oleochemicals market which has otherwise attained maturity. These regulations are encouraging customers to consider using sustainable and eco-friendly oleochemicals. Oleochemicals are bio-compatible equivalents of petrochemicals. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ( ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • TSCA: EPA Proposes Regulation of TCE use in vapor degreasing under TSCA Section 6(a)

    In an expected action, on January 11, 2017, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a proposed rule under Section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to regulate the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) in vapor degreasing.  The proposed rule has not yet been published in the Federal Register, but ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Imminent Events of Note in Nanotechnology, Biobased Chemicals, California Safer Consumer Products, and Chemical Regulation Globally

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to be sponsors, presenters, and/or exhibitors at a select number of special events this Fall that will present focused education and guidance on key issues: WEBINAR -- ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA Reform: House Committee Passes Amended TSCA Modernization Act

    On June 2-3, 2015, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a markup hearing on the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576). Representative John Shimkus (R-IL), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, formally introduced the bill on May ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA proposes amendments to TSCA section 4 enforceable consent agreement procedures

    the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed important revisions to the procedures for development of enforceable consent agreements (ECA) to generate test data under Section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 75 Fed. Reg. 7428 (Feb. 19, 2010). The proposed rule includes some sweeping changes for when and how negotiations will be initiated, conducted, and concluded, and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Senate Committee Holds Hearing on TSCA Reform

    On July 31, 2013, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on "Strengthening Public Health Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats." To date, two bills have been introduced in the Senate that would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013 (S. 696) (SCA) and the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009) (CSIA). The late ...


    By Acta Group

  • Senate Committee Holds Hearing on TSCA Reform

    On July 31, 2013, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on "Strengthening Public Health Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats." To date, two bills have been introduced in the Senate that would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) -- the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013 (S. 696) (SCA) and the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009) (CSIA). The late ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Lautenberg Reintroduces TSCA Reform Legislation

    On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require chemical companies to demonstrate the safety of industrial chemicals and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate safety based on the best available science. The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Amy ...


    By Acta Group

  • Lautenberg Reintroduces TSCA Reform Legislation

    On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require chemical companies to demonstrate the safety of industrial chemicals and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate safety based on the best available science. The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Amy ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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