Tag Archives: chemicals

EPA Schedules Webinars on LCSA Inventory Notification Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled three webinars to assist the regulated community with reporting under the TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Rule, published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2017. This rule requires industry to report chemicals manufactured or imported in the United States over the past 10 years. Reporting is mandatory […]

California Publishes Q&A on New Prop 65 Warning Requirements

Last week, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) posted a new question and answer document on the new Proposition 65 Clear and Reasonable Warning regulations announced last year. The final rule, announced by OEHHA on September 2, 2016, will be effective on August 30, 2018. The new rules include requirements for what […]

EPA Announces First Ten Substances to be Reviewed Under LSCA

On November 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first 10 chemicals that will be undergo risk evaluations under the recently reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA):  1,4-Dioxane  1-Bromopropane  Asbestos  Carbon Tetrachloride  Cyclic Aliphatic Bromides Cluster  Methylene Chloride  N-methylpyrrolidone  Pigment Violet 29  Tetrachloroethylene, also known as Perchloroethylene  Trichloroethylene Many of the listed solvents, […]

California to Require Hazard Warnings on Products Containing Twelve Common Chemicals

Anyone who has ever been to California is familiar with the ubiquitous Proposition 65 signs, “WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.”  Applying to any product sold in the state of California, Proposition 65 traces origins to a 1986 voter initiative. […]

California Law to Change Requirements under Proposition 65

The California Legislature has proposed a bill that would amend certain provisions of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, more commonly known as “Proposition 65.” The proposed bill needs a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers in order to pass. A vote is expected to happen soon. The proposed legislation states […]

Chemical Risks Overstated by Media

Every day it seems we open up our newspapers, hear a story on TV, or click on a link stating that “scientists” have discovered the latest chemical that will kill us. Increasingly, those stories are tying toxic chemicals and the risk of cancer or some other medical ailment to the products we use in our […]