3E EH&S Expressions Blog

3E EH&S Expressions is our forum for sharing our latest musings and observations on the ever-evolving EH&S regulatory compliance landscape. Here we will be introducing you to some of 3E’s most prolific and valued subject matter specialists weighing in on some of the more complex and time-consuming issues affecting our industry today, including TSCA Reform, REACH, GHS, Conflict Minerals and more.

September 1, 2017Bernie Henn

On July 10, 2017, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added one new Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization and modified the existing list in the case of 5 existing SVHC.

September 1, 2017Bernie Henn

On July 10, 2017, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added one new Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization and modified the existing list in the case of 5 existing SVHC. The new substance added is called: Perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) added...

August 25, 2017Alan Johnson

3E continues to expand our Global Alliance Program through the addition of carefully selected product and service providers who share our dedication to reducing risk, improving regulatory compliance and supporting innovation for customers around the globe. As the premier solution provider for chemical, material, and product level ingredient content as...

August 18, 2017Alan Johnson

Late last month independent research and consulting firm Verdantix released the fourth installment of its Green Quadrant: EHS Software 2017 report – a notable report for many reasons, including the fact that it is the only independent benchmark of EHS software available on the market. As the premier provider of...

July 14, 2017Xiaolu Wang

Summary China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published on 29 June 2017 the Invite for Response to the Proposed Management Catalog of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Subject to Restrictions on Use of Hazardous Substances (First Batch) and Proposed List of Exempt Applications of Hazardous Substances Identified in the Management...

June 27, 2017Julie Byrne

On June 22nd, the EPA marked the first anniversary of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (“LCSA”), commonly known as “TSCA Reform,” by issuing a Federal Register prepublication report. The EPA was obligated by statutory requirement under the TSCA Reform regulation to announce a number of rules by June 22, 2017. The major rule announced was the requirement for reporting of all chemicals manufactured in and imported into the United States in the 10 years preceding June 21, 2016, “TSCA Re-Set,” to create an “Active” TSCA Inventory.

June 16, 2017Kirsten Wallerstedt

The California Senate has passed Senate Bill (S.B.) 258, the "Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017." The bill would require cleaning product manufacturers to disclose certain chemical information on the product label, including a pictogram and a statement directing the consumer to the manufacturer's website for more information including health effects of ingredients of concern. The bill would also require employers to disclose the same information for any container used in the workplace to which a cleaning product is transferred. The bill proposes to apply to cleaning products manufactured or sold in California on or after 1 January 2018.

June 2, 20173E Regulatory Research Team

The Government of Canada's Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau announced on 19 May 2017 via email that compliance with the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) or Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) will incur a one-year delay. New transition deadlines are now extended until 2018 for Phase 1 of the HPR, and additional three months have be added to comply under Phase 2 of the HPR.

May 26, 2017Kirsten Wallerstedt and the 3E Regulatory Monitoring Team

Alert Summary On 19 May 2017, the European Parliament and Council published Regulation 2017/821 in the Official Journal of the European Union , laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for EU importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold (3TG) which originate from conflict-affected or high-risk areas...

May 19, 2017Alan Johnson

Maintaining up-to-date chemical inventories, GHS-compliant hazard communication documentation and conformance with increasingly complex global regulatory obligations is no small feat, particularly for multi-national organizations. Finding the right combination of solutions, providers and partners is crucial for the successful execution of a proactive compliance program.