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  • U.S. vs. EU Chemical Regulation: Harmony and Conflict between TSCA and REACH

    The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Young Lawyers Division presented a fascinating webinar on June 23, 2015, on the key areas of alignment and non-alignment between the European Union's (EU) and the United States' approach to chemical management by exploring the EU's ...


    By Acta Group

  • U.S. vs. EU Chemical Regulation: Harmony and Conflict between TSCA and REACH

    The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Young Lawyers Division presented a fascinating webinar on June 23, 2015, on the key areas of alignment and non-alignment between the European Union's (EU) and the United States' approach to chemical management by exploring the EU's ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nearly 50 Texas companies to be impacted by EU chemical regulations

    More than 30 chemicals made or imported by companies in Texas – including Exxon Mobil, Shell, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Equistar – have been classified as dangerous by the European Union (EU). As a result, these companies will be directly affected by controls imposed under the EU's new chemicals regulation, concludes Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in a report released today, Across the Pond: ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Chemicals risk assessment: evidence-evaluation methods analysed for nine EU regulations

    The use of two methods to systematise evidence-evaluation methods is reviewed in nine EU regulations dealing with chemicals risk assessment. The majority of frameworks were found to promote the use of ‘weight of evidence’ or ‘systematic review’-style approaches, but the study found a lack of structured, consistent and detailed guidance for these approaches. The researchers ...

  • New director for EU chemicals agency

    Geert Dancet, nominee for the post of Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki, took part in a hearing before the Environment Committee on Wednesday. During the hearing, Mr Dancet, whose formal appointment is scheduled for a month from now, stressed his personal independence and that of the Agency. He promised MEPs he would keep the committee informed about the Agency's ...


    By European Parliament

  • Brussels Update: EU chemicals legislation

    With the agreement of the European Parliament on December 13th, the REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) comes near to final adoption. The European Commission welcomes this vote which brings to an end over three years’ negotiations on a comprehensive reform of manufacturing, marketing, import and use of chemical substances. The compromise reached ...


  • POPs have decreased significantly thanks to regulation, EU study reveals

    Quantities of dioxins and furans (PCDD/F), and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), in air and water decreased significantly between 1990 and 2000, according to a recent study evaluating the effectiveness of regulations governing the release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).  Modelling future scenarios suggest further decreases in these and other POPs through 2020. POPs are toxic substances that ...

  • EU Member States approve world-wide rules for labelling of chemicals

    The European Commission welcomes the agreement by the EU Member States to align EU legislation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures to the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS). This new system will ensure that the same hazards will be described and labelled in the same way all around the world. By using internationally agreed classification criteria and ...

  • 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

  • EU observatory for nanomaterials launched

    The EUON offers a unique web-based information point with factual and neutral content about nanomaterials on the EU market. The observatory is targeted at a wide audience including consumers, workers, regulators and scientists. On the website, you can read about what nanomaterials are and where they are used. Information on health and safety issues, research, regulatory and international ...

  • EU Chemicals Agency Defends Video On Consumer Rights Over Industry Objections

    The European Chemicals Agency is defending itself against accusations of alarmism over a video made to raise awareness about a consumer right to information on chemicals that was introduced by the European Union's REACH regulation. The video, issued by ECHA June 30, is intended to highlight a provision in REACH (Regulation No. 1907/2006 on the ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Commission asks four Member States to implement EU chemicals legislation

    The European Commission is asking Germany, Finland, Poland and Portugal to update their chemicals laws in line with recent changes in legislation agreed at EU level. These Member States did not communicate measures relating to the Directive on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. Poland has also failed to inform the Commission about the transposition of ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Final deadline in 2018 for REACH Regulation on chemicals– Call to action!

    May 2018 is the final deadline under REACH for registering chemical substances manufactured or imported into the EU. Companies are also obliged by then to gather all available information about the properties of the substances and to update the safety data sheets. ETUC calls on workers' representatives from companies using chemicals to check that the substances their companies use are being ...

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - from E to F

    EUROPEAN UNION (EU) Fifteenth Round Of TTIP Negotiations Concluded: The  ...


    By Acta Group

  • Final deadline in 2018 for REACH Regulation on chemicals– Call to action!

    May 2018 is the final deadline under REACH for registering chemical substances manufactured or imported into the EU. Companies are also obliged by then to gather all available information about the properties of the substances and to update the safety data sheets. ETUC calls on workers' representatives from companies using chemicals to check that the substances their companies use are being ...

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - from T to Z

    UNITED KINGDOM (UK) CIA Issues Statement On Brexit: The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has issued a document entitled “ ...


    By Acta Group

  • Regulated Substances Brief Provides Essential Guide to Chemicals Substances

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Compliance & Risks announced the launch of the Regulated Substances Brief, a newsletter focusing on Conflict Minerals, EU RoHS (European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and EU REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemical ...

  • Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is a proud sponsor of The 2010 Global Chemical Regulations Conference

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates' (SOCMA) Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Exhibition being held in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 29-31, 2010. For more than 20 years, the Global Chemical Regulations Conference has provided a unique educational opportunity ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Council adopts biocides regulation

    The Council today adopted1 a regulation amending biocides regulation 528/2012/EU (PECOS 140/13). Biocides are chemicals used to suppress organisms that are harmful to human or animal health or that cause damage to natural or manufactured materials. Examples of biocidal products are insect repellents, disinfectants and industrial chemicals such as anti-fouling paints for ships and material ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

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