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The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) recently published an amendment related to approving export of specified hazardous waste. It introduces approval standards for export approval of lead acid batteries for OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) member countries, as well as requirements on application documents.
All public comments can be submitted via the METI website (deadline: March 8, 2017).
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- Process chillers: Transitional method for determination of the SEPR (seasonal energy performance ratio) for process chillers (June 2016 version, which is available here). It is important to note that this transitional method will ultimately be replaced by the new version (under development) of EN 14825)
- Professional refrigerated storage cabinets: Standard EN 16825 -Refrigerated storage cabinets and counters for professional use (Classification, requirements and test condition)
- Condensing units: Draft Standard prEN 13215:2015 – Condensing units for refrigeration (Rating conditions, tolerances and presentation of manufacturer’s performance data)
- Blast cabinets: Draft Standards prEN 17032 – Blast chillers and freezers cabinets for professional use (Classification, requirements and test conditions)
- Chromium trioxide (EC: 215-607-8): This is used as a pre-treatment step (also known as etching) during the electroplating process. It is also used for electroplating various types of substances in order to create long-lasting, highly durable surfaces with matte or bright (shiny) looks
- Sodium dichromate (EC: 234-190-3): This is used in molten bath form in order to modify surfaces, particularly by blackening, of delicate medical products (specifically micro-surgical instruments). This is also used as mordant in wood dyeing
Taiwan has announced new energy efficiency labeling and inspection requirements, as well as a minimum energy performance standard for ice-warm-hot (IWH) and warm-hot (WH) drinking water machines.
Importers or manufacturers of WH or IWH will have to attach an energy efficiency grade label to a visible location at the front of the product or on the instruction book. All sample products displayed at showrooms or in retail stores should display energy efficiency grade labeling as well as pictures of IWH or WH drinking machines.
Both requirements will enter into force on January 1st, 2018.
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The US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has announced the launch of ENERGY STAR® Computers Version 7.0 Development Process. The official launch letter and discussion guide outline key questions for stakeholders, an initial list of priority areas for this specification revision, and next steps in the revision process.
The following is a list of EPA’s priorities for the Version 7.0 revision:
- Revise the energy requirements for all product types, including soliciting stakeholder feedback on the methodology used to determine the energy requirements
- Introduce more aggressive power management and/or alternative low power mode requirements
- Raise the internal power supply efficiency requirements
- Evaluate the feasibility of an active state benchmark for Workstations based on the Linpack and SPECviewperf benchmark results collected in Version 6.0/6.1 certification
- Consider scope amendments to add ultrathin clients, exclude small scale servers, and consider the classification of interactive displays
“Evaluating & Managing Risk” is the theme for this years event, which will take place on February 20-23, 2017 in the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel, Orlando, Florida.
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Join Compliance & Risks as Regulatory Process Consulting Manager Karl Dowling gives a presentation on ISO 19600. The presentation, titled ‘Introduction to Compliance Management Best Practice using ISO 19600′ will take place in the Fraunhofer-Institut in Stuttgart, Germany on February 7, 2017.
ISO 19600 provides useful and quite detailed guidance for organizations who wish to establish a compliance management system (CMS) / compliance program, or those considering reviewing the state of their current CMS in order to identify potential gaps or weaknesses.
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The Algerian Ministry of Commerce has instructed economic operators to complete mandatory Arabic language labeling of imported products (the exception here being perishable pre-packaged food items) in the national territory.
The procedures were introduced as part of a sequence of measures which aim to facilitate administrative formalities and procedures for border control, improve border trade and reduce import costs. The Instruction requires that the labeling process should not exceed one month from the date the product enters Algeria, however this can be extended by an additional 15 days with the permission of the Provincial Trade Manager Director. Failure to comply with these provisions can result in goods being returned to the country of origin.
The labeling information must comply with the provisions of Executive Decree No. 13-378 dated November 9, 2013, according to the new Instruction. This lays down the procedures and conditions for informing the consumer. In addition to this, the information shown must be legible, visible and not easily erased/removed.
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