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Oregon Enacts Bill on Designation of Priority Chemicals of Concern


Oregon Enacts Bill on Designation of Priority Chemicals of Concern

The US State of Oregon has enacted a Bill on Designation of Priority Chemicals of Concern. The Oregon Health Authority, under this new law, is required to compile and maintain a list of designated high […]

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Argentina Proposes Bill on Disposal of Lighting Products

Argentina is proposing a draft law on lighting products containing toxic elements. The aim of the law is to prevent compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent tubes and other similar types of lighting sources containing toxic elements, whether […]

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Washington Bill on Energy Efficiency Passes House

Washington’s New Bill on Energy Efficiency has passed the House and is now before the Senate.  The bill would establish new energy efficiency standards for certain new products sold, offered for sale, or installed in […]

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Minnesota Bill Would Require Labeling of Children’s Products Containing Priority Chemicals

Minnesota has introduced a Bill that would require manufacturers to label children’s products that contain priority chemicals with the following statement: “WARNING: This product contains [NAME OF PRIORITY CHEMICAL], a chemical known or suspected with a […]

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California Harmonizes State Lightbulb CRI Requirements with ENERGY STAR Standards

California has introduced a bill to ensure that its state energy efficiency regulations for light bulbs do not exceed the ENERGY STAR(TM) standards for minimum color rendering values. Under the existing law, the State Energy Resources […]

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New York Bill on Chemicals of Concern in Children’s Products Reintroduced

The New York Senate Bill on Chemicals of Concern in Children’s Products has been reintroduced. These changes would mandate the creation of a public website identifying “chemicals of concern” and “priority chemicals,” and would require […]

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Canada’s Conflict Minerals Bill Defeated

Canada’s House of Commons defeated Bill C-486 relating to conflict minerals in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, including the Democratic Republic of Congo. The bill would have obliged companies to exercise due diligence in […]

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Maryland Restricts TDCPP (Tris) in Childcare Products

Maryland has enacted a Bill restricting TDCPP to one–tenth of 1% by mass in chilcare products, which are defined as “consumer products intended for use by a child under the age of 3 years, including […]

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Maine shelves proposed rule on formaldehyde…for now

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has updated its website to indicate that its proposed rule, chapter 885, to designate formaldehyde as a Priority Chemical and regulate it in children’s products will not be […]

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Phthalates under scrutiny in Maine

The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine has issued a new report, “Hormones Disrupted: Toxic Phthalates in Maine People,” which captures the stories and reactions of 25 Mainers who provided urine samples to test […]

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US Senate considers expanded phthalate restrictions

The United States (US) Senate is considering a bill, S.2120, To expand the prohibition on the manufacture, distribution, and importation of children’s products that contain phthalates, and for other purposes. The bill, introduced by Senator […]

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California DTSC announces its first 3 draft ‘priority products’

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has announced its first three draft “priority products” under the state’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Regulations. The three products are: Children’s foam padded sleeping products containing Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate (also […]

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US House considers TSCA reform ‘Discussion Draft’

The United States (US) House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee is considering a “Discussion Draft” of a bill, not yet numbered, entitled, “To provide for the safe and efficient flow of chemicals in interstate […]

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FTC to host a roundtable on proposed amendments to the Care Labeling Rule

The United States (US) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a roundtable on proposed amendments to its Care Labeling Rule for apparel. The Rule, officially called the Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel […]

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Illinois considers prohibiting crib bumper bads

Illinois’ House is considering a bill, HB 5348, An act concerning safety, which would amend the Children’s Product Safety Act to prohibit a commercial dealer, manufacturer, importer, distributor, wholesaler or retailer from selling, offering to […]

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Idaho Resolution on chemicals of concern

Idaho’s Legislature issued a Concurrent Resolution encouraging companies to avoid substances likely to be harmful and substitute safer alternatives whenever feasible in household products, especially those likely to be used by pregnant women and children. […]

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Connecticut considers adoption of ASTM standard on cadmium in children’s jewelry

Connecticut’s General Assembly is considering a bill, Raised Bill No. 84, An Act Concerning Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry. The Bill would restrict the manufacture, sale, offer for sale or distribution of any children’s jewelry that […]

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UK Energy Bill Policy Briefs Published

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has just published a number of policy briefs covering the main measures included in the Energy Bill. In addition to a general summary aide memoire, the briefs […]

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US House of Representatives Proposes Ban on Flame Retardant Fillings for Children’s Products

In the US House of Representatives on August 1, 2013, representative Rosa DeLauro introduced House Bill 2934, which would amend the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 to ban flame retardant chemicals from use […]

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Stakeholders to testify at Senate hearing on TSCA reform

The United States (US) Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee will host a hearing today, 31 July 2013, at 930 AM EDT, to consider possible reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The hearing, […]

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Washington considers reporting requirements for TDCPP

Washington State’s Department of Ecology is considering an amendment to its Children’s Safe Products – Reporting Rule. The proposed amendment would add tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate (TDCPP) to the reporting list of chemicals. The Washington Department of Health […]

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New York Passes Mercury Thermostat Collection Bill

The New York senate has passed Assembly Bill 8084, which would require manufacturers of thermostats to collect mercury-containing thermostats. The bill was returned to the assembly and will be transmitted to the governor for consideration. […]

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Sweden To Implement New Ecolabel Bill

The bill contains proposals for a new law on the EU Ecolabel implementing Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of 25 November 2009 and repealing Law 1994:1772. The new law provides that the government may designate the relevant authority to […]

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Oregon enacts efficiency standards for battery chargers, lamps and televisions

The Oregon governor has signed Senate Bill 692 into law. The new law establishes energy efficiency standards for battery chargers, televisions and lamps. To find out how you can stay on top of energy efficiency […]

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UK Publishes Draft Consumer Rights Bill

The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched a draft Consumer Rights Bill, combining and streamlining eight pieces of existing legislation. It also proposes the introduction of new rights for consumers and […]

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US Senator Feinstein Introduces Bill to Require Labels on Packaging Containing BPA

On June 10, 2013, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced the BPA in Food Packaging Right to Know Act of 2013, a bill to require labels on consumer food packaging that contains Bisphenol-A (BPA). The bill […]

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Oregon Senate Approves Amendments to Electrical Product Energy Efficiency Bill

On June 4, 2013, the Oregon Senate concurred in House amendments and repassed Senate Bill 692, which would create new efficiency standards for televisions, battery chargers and outdoor quartz halogen lamps. The bill will be […]

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UK Energy Bill Passes through Commons with Huge Majority

The UK’s Energy Bill has been passed in the House of Commons by a massive majority, with 396 votes in favor and just 8 against. This Bill signals Britain’s biggest changes in decades to its […]

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Chemical Watch offers K-REACH Webinar

On June 20th, Compliance and Risks’ media partners, Chemical Watch are following on from their excellent webinar on K-REACH with a more comprehensive session detailing outcomes of the pilot project. Pre-registrations are now open: http://chemicalwatch.com/14935/k-reach-pilot-project-webinar. K-REACH is South […]

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US Senate considers bill to amend TSCA

United States (US) Senators, Frank R. Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) and David Vitter (R-Louisana) announced a bipartisan bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The bill, known as the “Chemical Safety Improvement Act of […]

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