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May 14, 2008 | 09:59 AM CDT

ECHA to Check REACH Dossiers for Completeness

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced it will conduct a completeness check of registration dossiers under REACH within three weeks of their submission.

May 14, 2008 | 09:47 AM CDT

House Legislation on Nanotechnology Policy

Legislation that would emphasize the need for federal agencies to address environmental, health and safety questions concerning nanotechnology was approved by the House Science Committee on May 7, 2008.

May 12, 2008 | 10:58 AM CDT

Industry Q&A: Oasis Founders Tim Kapsner and Karl Halpert

A new label takes on the unregulated arena of organic personal care

May 06, 2008 | 09:54 AM CDT

Oasis' Goal: Spreading the Word

Gay Timmons (Oh, Oh Organics) explains the needs for organic production and certification at the Oasis introductory event at Natural Products Expo West.

Apr 25, 2008 | 01:37 PM CDT

REACH Registration Fees

The European Commission has adopted a regulation for the fee schedule for registration under REACH.

Apr 25, 2008 | 12:48 PM CDT

The FDA Globalization Act's Impact on Fragrance

The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce recently released a draft of legislation, The Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2008, which is intended to stimulate discussion about how to provide adequate funding and authority for the FDA to ensure the safety of the nation's food, drug, medical device and cosmetic supply in an increasingly globalized marketplace.

Apr 23, 2008 | 09:41 AM CDT

EFFA's REACH Info Letter

The European Flavour and Fragrance Association (EFFA) has released the latest REACH Information Letter, 08/01, regarding participation in EFFA's consortia and the nomination of Only Representatives for non-Community manufacturers.

Apr 14, 2008 | 02:49 PM CDT

California Bio-Monitoring Survey

In 2007 California Governor Schwarznegger signed into law a bio-monitoring program intended to track and evaluate toxic environmental chemicals in California residents. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has now implemented the program and is requesting residents to complete a survey concerning bio-monitoring.

Apr 14, 2008 | 02:39 PM CDT

REACH and Registration Nanomaterials

The executive director of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has indicated that chemical manufacturers in the European Union that make nanoscale versions and larger forms of the same chemical or companies that export to EU countries should combine the volume of both types of chemicals to determine their registration deadline under REACH.

Apr 14, 2008 | 02:31 PM CDT

REACH Compliance Tools

By mid-April 2008 the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) will post online a software tool that will allow chemical companies to transform information about their chemicals from one computer format to a different format, which will make it easier to pre-register under REACH.