Summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive).
New testing method for formaldehyde emission in wood-based materials
The Germany authorities included DIN EN 16516 in German Chemical Prohibition Ordinance (ChemVerbotsV) as one of the reference test methods for determining formaldehyde emission in wood-based materials.
Glyphosate in tampons
On 27th May 2019, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) published the Communication No 19/2019 about glyphosate in tampons.
Summary table with some recent ASTM standards updates.
US | California
California Proposition 65 Reformulations (June, 2019)
California Proposition 65 is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, which has been effective for almost 30 years.
Revised guidelines for formaldehyde emissions in composite wood products
On 16th May 2019, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) published two updated guidelines for composite wood products under the CARB and the US EPA Title VI Regulation.
Third amendment to Bill proposal on Hazardous substances in jewelry
On 20th June 2019, California proposed the third amendment of the SB 647 bill “Hazardous substances: metal-containing jewelry”, a Bill that was introduced in February 2019.
US | Minnesota
Minnesota Strengthens Flame-retardant Chemicals Law in Certain Products
On May 22, 2019, Minnesota’s governor signed flame retardant bill HF 359 into law which amends Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 325F.071 by expanding the scope of products and flame retardants.
US | New Jersey
New Jersey prohibits Asbestos in all kind of products
As already announced in our Eurofins News Flash May 2019 edition, in March 2019, New Jersey passed Assembly Bill A4416 to prohibit the sale or distribution of products containing asbestos in this State.
US | Washington
New requirements for environmental marketing claims
On 7th May 2019, the governor of Washington signed the bill HB1569 on environmental marketing claims for plastic products (degradability of products).
Approval and release of national standards 2019
Recently, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China published the announcement No.7 of 2019 and announcement No. 16 of 2019 on the approval of national standards and national standard amendments.
Publications in the Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials
In May 2019, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published some reports as part of its Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials.
Summary table with some recent regulation proposals notified to World Trade Organization.