September 25, 2023

CPSC Requests Information on PFAS in Consumer Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a request for information (RFI) on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) used in commerce or potentially used in consumer products, potential exposures associated with the use of PFAS in consumer products, and potential human health effects associated with exposures to PFAS from their use in consumer products. 88 Fed. Reg. 64890. CPSC also announced the availability of a contractor report with a focus on PFAS that are...
September 22, 2023

ECHA Enforcement Forum Publishes Advice on Enforceability on Restricting Creosote

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on September 13, 2023, that to improve transparency of the legislative process, its Enforcement Forum has decided to make its advice on the enforceability of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation restriction proposals public. According to ECHA, Forum advice will from now on be available on ECHA’s website. The first published advice is on the proposal to restrict creosote and related substances in...
September 21, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson and Lisa R. Burchi to Present at Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit Americas and PFAS Updates USA Conferences

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson and Lisa R. Burchi are speaking at Chemical Watch’s Regulatory Summit Americas (September 25 – 26, 2023) and PFAS Updates USA (September 27, 2023) conferences. On September 25, 2023, Ms. Bergeson will present “TSCA Reporting Including PFAS and Asbestos.” Topics include: Also on September 25, 2023, Ms. Burchi will present “Legal Requirements of the Federal...
September 20, 2023

Global Regulatory Update for September 2023

AUSTRALIA AICIS Extends Temporary Recordkeeping Provisions For NICNAS Introducers To April 1, 2024: On September 13, 2023, the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS) announced that recordkeeping provisions for introducers that transitioned from the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) to AICIS will continue to be available until April 1, 2024. AICIS notes that these arrangements apply only to “eligible introducers who are still...
September 18, 2023

ECHA Begins Public Consultation on Six Proposals to Identify New SVHCs

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has begun a public consultation on six proposals to identify new substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances, including examples of their uses, are: Comments are due October 16, 2023. If a substance is identified as an SVHC, it will be added to the Candidate List for eventual inclusion in Annex XIV of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation (the authorization list)....
September 15, 2023

Lynn L. Bergeson, “National Science and Technology Council Releases Sustainable Chemistry Report,” Chemical Processing, September 15, 2023.

Sustainable chemistry has become more central to business success than ever. Societal preferences and climate change implications are pressuring product manufacturers to develop, use and process sustainable chemicals. This trend is here to stay, and cultural, legal and regulatory drivers accelerating this trend are growing exponentially....
September 12, 2023

SCHC 2023 Annual Meeting, September 30 – October 5, 2023, Arlington, VA

The Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) presents the 2023 Annual Meeting, covering worker safety, domestic and international regulatory compliance, toxicology and other chemical and physical hazards, environmental toxicology, and risk analysis. Karin F. Baron, MSPH, Acta’s Director of Hazard Communication and International Registration Strategy, and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, will present the Regulatory Jurisdiction Workshop on October 2, 2023. Ms....
September 12, 2023

Regulatory Summit Americas 2023, September 25-26, 2023, Washington, DC and via webinar

The two-day Regulatory Summit Americas conference, presented by Chemical Watch focuses on the latest developments in global chemicals regulation, providing an in-depth review of the Americas, Europe, Asia and elsewhere around the world. Lynn L. Bergeson, Acta President, will present “TSCA reporting including PFAS and Asbestos” and Lisa R. Burchi, Senior Regulatory Consultant, will present “Legal requirements of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Green Guides”...