EUROFINS MAYO 2019 / PRODUCTOS QUÍMICOS

Europe

 

New requirements for detergents EU Ecolabel


On 15th March 2019, the European Commission published Decision (EU) 2019/418 of 13 March 2019 amending Decisions (EU) 2017/1214, (EU) 2017/1215, (EU) 2017/1216, (EU) 2017/1217, (EU) 2017 / 1218 and (EU) 2017/1219 (C (2019) 1851).

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No more single-use plastics in the oceans


On 27th March 2019, the European Parliament approved the ban of single-use plastics by 2021.

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Standards Updates


Summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal and/or availability (non-exhaustive).

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Recent Updates Regarding REACH


Table includes a summary of some additional recent updates (non-exhaustive) regarding REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.

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New amendment to CLP!! – 12th Adaptation to Technical Progress


On 28th March 2019, the European Commission published in the Official Journal of the European Union a new amendment to CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

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Additional Recent Updates Regarding CLP


Table includes a summary of the main recent updates (non-exhaustive) regarding CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

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Belgium

 

Substitution of Bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal papers


On 26th March 2019, a workshop about the substitution of Bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal papers took place in Belgium organized by the Belgian public authorities (Federal Public Service (FPS) Economy and FPS Health, food chain safety and environment), together with the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).

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US

 

Proposal for 28 chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act

On 22nd March 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notified to Word Trade Organization the proposal: Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances with reference G/TBT/N/USA/1449.

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US | California

 

Two new Maximum Allowable Dose Levels for n-hexane
 

On 21st March 2019, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) established the following two Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) for the chemical n-hexane.

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California Proposition 65 Reformulations (April, 2019)
 

California Proposition 65 is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, which has been effective for almost 30 years.

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US | Maine

 

Proposal to designate PFOS as Priority Chemical in children’s products


The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has recently proposed a draft rule (“Chapter 890: designation of PFOS as priority chemical”).

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US | New Jersey

 

New Jersey Passes Asbestos Ban


On 25th March 2019, New Jersey passed Assembly Bill A4416 on a 76-0 vote to prohibit the sale, offering for sale, or distribution of products containing asbestos in this State.

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China

 

Ban for several persistent organic pollutants


On 11th March 2019, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China published Notice No. 10 of 2019 on the prohibition of the production, distribution, use and import and export of the following persistent organic pollutants.

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