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IPC Files Comments Calling on the Administration to Address Conflict Minerals

On April 28, 2017, IPC filed comments with the Department of State regarding conflict minerals. In our comments, IPC called upon the Department of State to expand existing diplomatic efforts to drive peace, security, and governance in Central Africa and encouraged Congress and the Administration to replace Section 1502 with appropriate and effective programs to […]

IPC Submits Comments on Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Manufacturing

On March 27, 2017, IPC filed comments in response to a March 7, 2017 Department of Commerce (DOC) Request for Information on the Impact (RFI) of Federal Regulations on Domestic Manufacturing. In our comments, IPC noted the burden imposed on manufacturers by regulations and our support of cost-effective, science-based regulations. IPC’s comments identified a number […]

ECHA Guidance on Substances in Articles Delayed Until Summer

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced earlier this week that the update of their guidance on Substances in Articles will not be published until July or August 2017.  ECHA had previously indicated that guidance would be released in early 2017. The delay is needed to allow ECHA to evaluate the nearly 700 comments on its […]

Environment Canada Publishes Final Screening Assessment of TBBPA

In late November, Environment Canada (a department within the Canadian government that implements Canada’s environmental policies and programs) published a final screening assessment of TBBPA, a common flame retardant used in printed boards, and two of its derivatives. The final assessment concludes that none of the substances meet the criteria for regulation under Section 64 […]

IPC Submits Comments to EU Commission on Draft RoHS Annex 2 Dossiers

Today, IPC submitted comments to the European Union (EU) Commission on the Draft RoHS Annex 2 Dossiers for HBCCD, DEHP, BBP and DBP. The European Union Commission’s Directorate General (DG) for Environment is currently revising the list of substances restricted under the RoHS Directive. While the current review is limited to HBCDD (a flame retardant) […]

IPC Submits Comments to the EU Commission on Conflict Minerals Initiative

On June 26, 2013, IPC submitted comments to the European Union (EU) Commission on its Possible EU Initiative on Responsible Sourcing of Minerals Originating from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. In its comments, IPC and its members urged the EU to proceed cautiously before implementing conflict minerals regulations. In light of the negative, unintended effects of […]

IPC Submits Comments to European Union on RoHS Review

On February 8, 2013, IPC submitted comments  to the European Union (EU) Commission applauding the Commission for supporting the use of a scientific methodology to identify and assess substances for inclusion in Annex II (list of restricted substances) under the RoHS Directive. In January, the Commission launched a stakeholder consultation of the review of Annex […]