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New in Regulatory (page 12 of 19)
Apr 22, 2008 | 10:43 AM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
A new personal care and cosmetics-oriented organization throws its hat into the fragmented organic certification ring—where do fragrances stand? The current consumer climate, particularly in the United States, is generally anti-business, in no doubt spurred by recent spates of global product recalls. The negative atmosphere was recently highlighted in comments presented by National Media analysts Alex Castallonos and Bruce Haynes during this year’s annual meeting of the Personal Care Products Council.
Apr 22, 2008 | 10:21 AM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Emerging technology presents serious regulatory hurdles and even greater possibilities for the flavor and fragrance industry. The Wilson Center’s Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies has reported that products making nanotechnology claims have more than doubled, from 212 to 475, since March 2006. (The group launched its online inventory of nanotech goods at that time.)
Apr 14, 2008 | 02:49 PM CDT
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
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
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.
Apr 10, 2008 | 10:48 AM CDT
According to Geert Dancet, executive director of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), there will be no extension of the pre-registration period for REACH which begins on June 1, 2008.
Apr 01, 2008 | 02:47 PM CDT
Disclosure requests from customers, maintaining regulatory-to-regulatory contacts
Mar 28, 2008 | 04:23 PM CDT
Over the next four years, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to evaluate thousands of industrial chemicals for their potential to damage human health and the environment.
Mar 11, 2008 | 04:19 PM CDT
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published a proposed rule that would update the list of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for facilities subject to reporting under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).
Mar 11, 2008 | 03:52 PM CDT
On Thursday, March 6, 2008, the House Committee on Homeland Security approved draft legislation that would extend and modify federal authority to regulate the security of U.S. chemical plants—a measure that, among other things, would require chemical plants to consider the use of "inherently safer technology (IST)."