New update of Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)
On 16th July 2019, the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) has released the new Candidate List of SVHCs.
Recast of Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants
On 25th June 2019, a Recast of the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Recent publications by European Commission
You will find some documents recently published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Draft texts notified to the European Commission
The following draft document has been recently notified to the European Commission.
Additional Recent Updates Regarding REACH
Summary of the main recent updates (non-exhaustive) regarding REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.
Recent Updates Regarding CLP
Summary of the main recent updates (non-exhaustive) regarding CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.
Safety assessment of titanium dioxide for food contact materials
On 26th June 2019, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the scientific opinion: “Safety assessment of the substance, titanium dioxide surface treated with fluoride‐modified alumina, for use in food contact materials”.
Regulatory proposals notified to WTO
Summary table with some recent notifications to World Trade Organization (non-exhaustive).
US | Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska Approves Flame Retardant Ban
Anchorage Assembly unanimously passed Assembly Ordinance 2019-15(S), an ordinance that amends the Anchorage Municipal Code to add a new Chapter 15.100 and a new section which prohibits certain consumer products containing flame retardant chemicals.
US | Rhode Island
Rhode Island Increases Flame Retardants Levels in Upholstered Bedding and Furniture
On July 8, 2019, Rhode Island’s flame retardant Bill H 5119 (“An Act relating to health and safety- upholstered furniture and child products safety”) was signed into law by increasing the maximum amount of any non-polymeric organohalogen flame retardant chemical contained in residential upholstered bedding and furniture manufactured or sold in state from 100 ppm to 1,000 ppm.
US | California
California Proposition 65 Reformulations (July, 2019)
California Proposition 65 is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, which has been effective for almost 30 years.
US | Vermont
Vermont Passes Children’s Products Reporting Rule Amendment
On 19th June 2019, Vermont governor signed Bill S.55 into law which amends the existing Chemicals of High Concern (CHCC) reporting rule.
Proposal of Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations
On 29th June 2019, Canada published proposed Regulations for Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products for indoor use which would align with similar requirements in the United States.