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US EPA proposes an amendment to VOCs

May-03-2022 Solvent/ VOC emissions USA Consulting

US EPA on the 29th of April 2022, submitted a notification to World Trade Organization, to amend the regulatory decision on Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).  According to US EPA, VOCs are compounds...

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PFAS Modification Raises Concerns in the US

Apr-25-2022 PFAS POPs Chemical industry USA

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, mostly referred to as PFAS, are part of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) present in diverse consumer and industrial products. PFAS has a myriad of application...

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USA extends compliance date for a chemical compound

Mar-16-2022 Chemical industry Product restrictions / prohibitions Regulatory update US states US TSCA

On March 9, 2022, US EPA published the final rule for regulating Phenol, Isopropylated Phosphate (3:1). The regulation for this substance is promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).T...

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US EPA extends compliance date for PIP Prohibition

Mar-14-2022 Product restrictions / prohibitions United States

On 9 March 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the decision to extend the compliance date for prohibiting the processing and distribution of Phenol, Isopropylated Phosphate (3:...

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US EPA releases a draft Toxic Substances Control Act TSCA Systematic Review Protocol

Jan-04-2022 US TSCA Human health exposure Risk assessment.

To ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the best tools for protecting human health and the environment under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the agency released a draft TSCA...

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Mexico Promotes Circular Economy Law 

Nov-30-2021 Circular economy Hazardous waste Circular economy action plan

On November 17, the Mexican Senate unanimously approved the general terms for the new Circular Economy Law (Ley General de Economía Circular – LGEC ). The new legislation p...

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Chile Restricts New Substances on Children's Products

Nov-30-2021 Chemical Category Children's products Restricted use

Chile drafts a new regulation to further promote safe products among the ones used by children. These products will have to comply with the provisions established by the regulation and prese...

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