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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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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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