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Restrictions on dry-cleaning agent perchloroethylene in California from January 2022.

Dec-14-2022 Chemical industry US Hazcom US TSCA

According to California air standards, businesses have roughly one month to phase out perchloroethylene from dry cleaning operations, but more state- and federal-level actions over the solvent are exp...

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Chile’s route toward waste management and EPR

Dec-08-2022 EPR for electrical and electronics EPR for other products

The "Waste Management, Extended Producer Responsibility and Recycling Promotion" Bill No 20.920, popularly known as "The Bill" or "REP Bill," emphasizes waste generation reduction and recycling promot...

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Adhesives and sealants get modified VOC limits in Los Angeles California

Nov-23-2022 Chemical industry Green & sustainable chemistry Hazard assessment

A decision to modify the volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for certain adhesives and sealants has been made in Los Angeles. The decision is incorporated in the update to rule 1168 on VOC content ...

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Colorado proposes the strictest consumer goods VOC limits in the US except for California

Nov-14-2022 PFAS Solvent/ VOC emissions

On 25 September the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recommended to amend its existing VOC rule to align with the 2018 "Phase V" Ozone Transportation Commission (OTC) regul...

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Fluorinated Polyethylene Food Contact Containers: FDA Issues RFI

Nov-10-2022 PFAS Plastics

As of 19 July 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested information regarding uses of fluorinated polyethylene in food contact containers. This proposal is a part of ongoing efforts ...

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The US EPA will expand the scope of its PFAS-free procurement regulations.

Oct-29-2022 Built environment Electrical & electronics PFAS

In August 2022 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that it intends to expand its program encouraging federal agencies to acquire materials free of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substanc...

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Developing a worldwide chemicals database: EU US and Canada make initial strides.

Oct-06-2022 Chemical industry ECHA

The US, Canada, and EU are about to start a pilot project that will test a system for exchanging data on substances and provide guidance on the potential development of a global database of informatio...

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