US EPA: Covid-19 enforcement policy ‘not a licence to pollute’ Locked

Little impact on TSCA obligations, lawyers say

North America, United States

Industry groups rally against California VOC fragrance proposal Locked

Joint letter calls for 2% exemption to be maintained

North America, United States, US states

Sunscreen ingredient approvals get overhaul in US Covid-19 relief bill Locked

OTC drug reform provisions in stimulus bill to impact new and currently marketed ingredients

North America, United States

TSCA draft evaluation of asbestos identifies unreasonable risk Locked

US EPA to regulate chlor-alkali industry, sheet gaskets if findings upheld

North America, United States

TSCA mercury inventory reflects ‘steady decline’ in substance use in products Locked

540,000lbs used in US manufacturing in 2018

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US EPA halts enforcement of ‘routine’ requirements disrupted by Covid-19 Locked

Temporary policy does not apply to imports

North America, United States

Expert Focus: Covid-19 – How can companies get disinfectants to market urgently in the EU, US? Locked

Experts from law firm Steptoe & Johnson outline the regulatory steps being taken to fight the coronavirus

Europe, North America, United States

US EPA eases reporting for around 280 inactive disinfectant ingredients Locked

Canada publishes list of authorised hand sanitisers

Canada, North America, United States

Expert Focus: What are the implications of the US EPA's expected final rule on persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals? Locked

December should see a final rule on PBTs under TSCA. Lynn L Bergeson and Christopher R Blunck of Bergeson & Campbell outline the issues.

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US EPA round-up Locked

The latest news and developments this week

North America, United States

US NGOs say TCE evaluation based on wrong acute endpoint Locked

Cardiac foetal malformation endpoint should be used for risk calculations, Sacc told

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Authorisation applicants underusing Qsars, study suggests Locked

US analysis of REACH data looked at 189 evaluations of alternatives

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US EPA, manufacturers team up to accelerate reviews amid Covid-19 pandemic Locked

Work also planned to expedite clearances for disinfectant products

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EPA plans TSCA fee exemptions for imported articles, impurities Locked

Agency will not enforce self-identification requirements for certain high-priority chemical manufacturers

North America, United States

Maryland legislature sends flame retardant bill to governor Locked

Children’s products, mattresses, furniture face regulations

North America, United States, US states

Expansive Vermont PFAS bill moves forward Locked

Legislation would restrict substance class in food packaging, carpets

North America, United States, US states

Court challenge to US EPA science panel directive gets new life Locked

EPA currently bars grant recipients from serving on advisory panels

North America, United States

US Congress to gather information on HFC legislation Locked

Comments accepted until 8 April on American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2019

North America, United States

US chemicals industry deemed ‘essential critical infrastructure’ Locked

Federal guidance says sector has responsibility to continue operations

North America, United States

US toxics agency publishes four toxicological profiles Locked

ATSDR releases reviews of bromodichloromethane, bromomethane, MBK, tribufos

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California agency releases Prop 65 fact sheet on NMP Locked

Oehha recommends avoiding paint removers with solvent

North America, United States, US states

US NGO extends deadline of 2020 chemical footprint survey Locked

Decision a result of the Covid-19 pandemic

Global, North America, United States

EPA issues call for candidates to join TSCA advisory panel Locked

Chemicals office chief says panel’s role ‘may evolve’

North America, United States

3M launches PFAS ‘research clearinghouse’ to advance scientific knowledge Locked

Company plans a number of actions to address substance group

North America, United States

US EPA round-up Locked

The latest news and developments this week

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ACC: 'Essential' for industry to continue operations during Covid-19 outbreak Locked

More than 60 industry groups seek exemption from local limits on public gatherings

North America, United States

Washington governor signs expanded PFAS restrictions into law Locked

Legislation to eliminate exemptions in existing firefighting foam law

North America, United States, US states

NGOs file suit over transparency of TSCA new chemicals programme Locked

Environmental groups look to compel US EPA's compliance with disclosure provisions

North America, United States

TSCA CDR: EPA finalises amendments to requirements, extends reporting Locked

Small manufacturer definition undecided ahead of 1 June to 30 November submission period

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Covid-19 may slow TSCA action as EPA encourages telework Locked

US agency offers assurances it will deliver 'same quality of work in a timely manner'

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