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Chile Is Making Rapid Progress Towards Overarching Packaging Management

Nov-30-2021 EPR for packaging materials product classification Product registration/notification

In recent months, Chile has announced three main resolutions aimed at defining the goals, obligations, annual report’s content, and the framing of products that would fall within the packin...

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National Associations Reaffirm Necessary Commitments for Regional Progress

Oct-29-2021 Regulatory update Chemical Category

Chemical associations came together and published an open letter on the need for greater involvement and harmonization of regulatory principles. Associations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, C...

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300-Plus Chemicals Lose Confidential Status In US EPA List

Oct-26-2021 Chemical inventory Chemical Category TSCA Chemical Inventory

In October 2021, US EPA removed the confidentiality status for 377 substances, making their chemical status available to the public. According to the TSCA inventory, these chemicals make up about 8,00...

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US EPA Releases A Comprehensive Roadmap For PFAs

Oct-21-2021 PFAS test methods chemical framework

To get ahead of problems that can impact those who make and use PFAs, the US EPA has issued a 26-pages roadmap to set an approach for research, restricting, and remediating these chemicals. Accordi...

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US House of Rep Passes Legislation on PFAS

Aug-06-2021 PFAS Chemical framework Substance & mixture classification.

On the 22nd of July 2021, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act of 2021. This is a comprehensive framework for regulating 9,252 per-and polyfluoroalkyl substan...

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US EPA Revokes Snur Guidance, Issued In January 2021

Jul-05-2021 Chemical framework PFAS Chemical authorisation.

Significant New Use Rules (Snur) draft guidance was released on 10 December 2020 to help businesses understand and comply with a TSCA Snur. This is the guid...

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New Reporting Rule For 1,300-Plus PFAS Compounds, Proposed By US EPA

Jul-05-2021 PFAS Risk management Chemical notification/registration.

On the 10th of June, EPA proposed a new Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) reporting rule after the White House Office of Management and Budget clea...

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