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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.

Apr 10, 2008 | 10:48 AM CDT

No Extension for REACH Pre-registration

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

FMA/FEMA Webinar Focuses on Preserving Intellectual Property

Disclosure requests from customers, maintaining regulatory-to-regulatory contacts

Mar 28, 2008 | 04:23 PM CDT

EPA to Evaluate Safety of Industrial Chemicals

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

EPA's Proposed Rule

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

Chemical Plants Face Stricter Regulations

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)."

Mar 06, 2008 | 04:24 PM CST

GHS Framework

More than 350 officials from 16 countries met in France recently to start laying the groundwork for the ratification of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), which was adopted in mid-2007.

Mar 04, 2008 | 10:19 PM CST