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.

August 8, 2014Uday Virkud

In the few short months since I’ve joined the 3E team, I have learned that the global environmental regulatory landscape has never been more complex, and companies are struggling to conform to the myriad of regulations that impact their business.

July 24, 2014Kirsten Wallerstedt

The existing Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Sanctions were updated on 8 July 2014 due to a new Executive Order. US sanctions can now be used against a company’s actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability of the DRC, including against any entity that is complicit in the “illicit trade in natural resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” This may affect companies’ filings with the SEC under the conflict minerals law.

June 30, 2014James Lee

California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is possibly one of the most expansive state environmental laws for the chemical industry. Officially entitled, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, California Health & Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq., requires persons conducting business in the state to provide a clear and reasonable warning in sign or label before exposing consumers or employees to chemicals listed as carcinogens or reproductive toxins under the law.

May 29, 2014Kirsten Wallerstedt

The EU Proposal contains many synergies with the U.S. conflict minerals law and should be of interest to companies operating in the EU or the U.S., and would also be of interest to suppliers and distributors to these markets.

March 25, 2014Kirsten Wallerstedt

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting a session on Conflict Minerals: the U.S. Conflict Minerals Law & EU’s Responsible Sourcing Initiative at Chemical Watch’s Global Supply Chain Workshop.

March 11, 2014Erin McVeigh

For the past fifteen years, 3E has worked diligently with our clients and partners to establish and enhance best practices for integrating EH&S regulatory content into the SAP EHS Management (SAP EHSM) application and for handling regulatory change management on a global basis.

March 5, 2014Kirsten Wallerstedt

On March 5 the European Union announced its proposal for responsible sourcing for minerals from conflict zones. The Regulation would require importers who “opt-in” to the self-certification scheme to exercise due diligence in line with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.

February 3, 2014Kirsten Wallerstedt

If your company has been relying on the “Undeterminable” designation to get you through the first two reporting periods – heads up. Your transition period may already be over, and you didn’t even realize it.

January 24, 2014Kirsten Wallerstedt

Early last week, the California Safe Cosmetics Program (CSCP) publicly launched its new searchable cosmetic product database. Under the California Safe Cosmetics Act, cosmetic companies are required to provide data on products that contain a chemical ingredient known to cause cancer or reproductive harm.

December 12, 2013James Lee

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on 26 November 2013 published the 2014 regulatory agenda of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which lists EPA’s rulemaking priorities for the upcoming months.