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US EPA consults on TCE and Methylene Chloride as harmful substances

Jul-12-2022 Human health exposure Risk assessment Hazardous chemicals

On the 11th of July 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US notifies and seeks comment on a draft revision for trichloroethylene (TCE) risk evaluation issued under TSCA. The old d...

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US EPA publishes new use rules for toxic substances

Jul-07-2022 Chemical authorisation Restricted use Hazardous chemicals

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for chemical substances that are subject to premanufacture notices (PMNs). ...

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US EPA consults on PCE as a toxic substance

Jul-07-2022 Human health exposure Risk assessment Hazardous chemicals

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on July 4, 2022, notified its draft revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This is for risk determination for Perchloroethylene (PCE) risk e...

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Ban on PFAS-containing apparel to enter into force in New York

Jul-04-2022 PFAS Product restrictions / prohibitions Restricted use Textiles & apparel

A ground-breaking prohibition on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-containing clothing has been approved by the New York legislators, which will enter into force next year upon being signed i...

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US EPA Latest Developments and Round-up

Jul-04-2022 Product restrictions / prohibitions Risk assessment US TSCA

To prohibit the ongoing uses of asbestos at a greater level, the US EPA has agreed to extend by a month the public comment period for consultation on its April 12 proposed TSCA section 6(a) rule. The ...

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Amendment to MCM NESHAP in the U.S.

Jun-09-2022 Hazard assessment Human health exposure Solvent/ VOC emissions

On June 8, 2022, US EPA notified WTO about the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (MCM NESHAP). The agency currently proposes certain a...

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A New Regulatory Proposal Coming in California

Jun-07-2022 Chemical notification/ registration Hazard assessment Labelling

The overhaul to “short form” warnings under Prop 65 is temporarily paused in California, the US. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has decided to keep on hold this contr...

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