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  • Recent Federal Developments in Hazardous Substances

    EPA Publishes Chemical Data Reporting Rule: On August 16, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule entitled Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, formerly known as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Rule, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 76 Fed. Reg. 50816. The revisions, which were first announced August 2, 2011, expand the requirements for ...


    By Acta Group

  • Hazardous substances in Europe’s fresh and marine waters – an overview

    Hazardous substances in fresh and marine water can harm aquatic life and pose a risk to human health, according to a new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report notes that while European legislation to address the issue is relatively strong, new challenges exist including ‘emerging pollutants’ where potential effects are not yet fully understood. ...

  • EU to revise laws on recycling and use of hazardous substances

    Improving implementation and enforcement of laws on electrical and electronic equipment and cutting unnecessary administrative burden are the main objectives of the revised directives proposed by the Commission today. The directives on the collection and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment and on the restriction of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment – ...

  • EU set to revise law on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

    The European Commission welcomes today's vote by the European Parliament to revise legislation on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The draft legislation, proposed by the Commission in 2008, will strengthen the existing law by streamlining procedures for future substance restrictions and by making it coherent with other chemicals legislation1. Today’s ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • RoHS enclosures speed your time to market (Restriction on Hazardous Substances)

    Why get bogged down with enclosures needing RoHS compliance?  Fibox has moved quickly to help you comply with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) initiative.  All Fibox USA enclosure families, in polycarbonate, ABS, aluminum, and fiberglass meet RoHS compliance.  By specifying Fibox enclosures, you speed final compliance of your market ready products. Why RoHS ...


    By FIBOX Enclosures

  • Desktop X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer Released for Hazardous Substance Detection

    QSX Instruments Inc is pleased to introduce a new solution for RoHS testing needs through its Quickshot XRF analyzer line.  The new bench-top system (QSX-82D) was developed specifically for organizations that require the ability to test small electronic components for RoHS compliance. The marketer and distributor of x-ray fluorescence technology had a strong year in 2010 with its primary ...


    By QSX Instruments, Inc.

  • NGOs criticize `weak` European Commission proposal on hazardous substances

    In a surprise move the European Commission has rejected calls for a strengthened RoHS Directive (Directive 2002/95/EC) that would have set targets for phasing out additional hazardous substances in electronic products. “Today’s proposed rejection of both NGOs and progressive companies support for additional substance bans has done a great disservice to those companies that are working hard to ...

  • UN level classification of hazardous substances to be incorporated into EU law

    MEPs adopted three legislative reports on the classification, labelling and packing of substances and mixtures. The first-reading agreement concerns the implementation of the UN level agreed, GHS (Globally Harmonised System) on classification, labelling and packaging of hazardous substances into EU legislation. The new rules are similar to existing EU rules (which will be replaced later) but ...


    By European Parliament

  • New tiered-approach to assessing hazardous substance levels in water

    Debate exists as to whether environmental concentrations of the hazardous substance hexachlorobenzene (HCB) should be measured in water or in wildlife when assessing compliance with environmental quality standards (EQS). New research has proposed a method to calculate concentrations in water that best represent critical levels in wildlife, and a tiered approach to compliance assessment that ...

  • Getting the most from substance flow analyses

    New research from Sweden identifies the characteristics of substance flow analyses that make them useful to policy makers. Substance flow analyses that focus on measuring rather than modelling pollution and which are aligned to existing measures are more likely to influence policy. Substance flow analysis (SFA) or material flow analysis (MFA) is a method of studying the stocks and flows of ...

  • STL ready for the Water Framework Directive

    European legislation detailing the Water Framework Directive (WFD) came into force in December 2003, providing a clear framework for the protection, improvement and sustainable use of water across Europe. We have been working on a development programme to help organisations meet the analytical requirements of the new Directive, and are now able to offer the majority of analysis. The Directive ...


  • U.S. EPA Directs Rare Earth Mine in San Bernardino County to Correct Hazardous Waste Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today ordered Molycorp Minerals, LLC, to pay a $27,300 penalty for improper management of hazardous waste at its San Bernardino County mine and mineral processing facility. The violations were discovered as part of unannounced EPA inspections in October 2012. EPA testing at the facility determined that leaked or spilled lead-iron filter cake had impacted ...

  • A Simplified REACH Annex XVII - Restricted Substance List Published

    The Annex XVII of REACH regulation contains the list of restrictions of certain hazardous substances, mixtures and articles for their marketing and use on the European market. A restriction can apply to any substance on its own, in a mixture or in an article, including those that do not require registration. REACH Annex XVII includes all the restrictions adopted in the framework of REACH and the ...


    By ChemSafetyPRO.COM

  • Canada begins consultation on proposed prioritization approach for nanoscale forms of DSL substances

    On July 27, 2016, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Health Canada (HC) began a consultation on a proposed prioritization approach for nanoscale forms of substances on the Domestic Substances List (DSL). Canada will use the proposed approach to: (1) establish a list of existing nanomaterials in Canada ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 4 Safety Considerations For Anyone Storing, Handling, or Transporting Substances

    4 Safety Considerations For Anyone Storing, Handling, or Transporting Substances By Daniel L. Theobald, Environmental Services Substances regulated or substances unregulated may ultimately impact the environment, health, and water supply of others. The following safety considerations are advised for those who store, handle, or transport potentially dangerous substances. ...

  • Ground Breaking Advanced Oxidation Solution for the Removal of Priority Substances & Trace Organics.

    atg UV Technology has recently developed a chemical-free Advanced Oxidation Process (A.O.P.) known as Keratox for the treatment and removal of organic and chemical contaminants from municipal drinking water and wastewater.    Utilising atg UV Technology’s UV treatment systems in combination with a unique and patented Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) catalyst, the Keratox advanced ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • WEBINAR - Chemical Substance Regulation in Central and South America: A Deeper Dive

    The Central and South American chemical regulatory environment continues to be one that is challenging to understand, navigate, and manage from a business perspective.  These challenges most often stem from one of three aspects:  a lack of knowledge concerning the regulatory and governmental authority structure; a challenge in determining which regulations (local, national, and/or trade ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • First REACH hazardous chemicals list is a drop in the ocean

    The first-ever list of 15 hazardous chemicals released this week by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is a welcome start, but it is a drop in the ocean when compared to the hundreds of well-known dangerous substances present in products used every day across Europe, said a coalition of environmental, health, consumer and women’s public interest groups. The groups welcome the publication of the ...

  • Protecting Workers and the Public from Solvent Exposure Hazards

    Millions of workers in the United States are exposed to solvents on a daily basis according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agency also reports solvents share many chemical, physical and biological properties that warrant national attention be directed to them as a group.  Solvents, as described by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

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