Resource Center

3E Company actively and proudly provides a variety of resources to the EH&S community to inform EH&S professionals on the latest issues and topics affecting the EH&S profession. The Resource Center is designed to help EH&S professionals identify best practices for managing compliance information. This is where we also share our knowledge on new and changing standards and regulations.

Visit the Resource Center often for the latest information about 3E Company’s involvement in the industry.

March 1, 2017

How can my company comply with the current requirements for import/manufacture of chemicals in Russia? What should we expect from the newly adopted technical regulation on safety of chemicals? These are just two of many questions that every manufacturer/importer must answer on the journey to place chemicals on the Russian market.

This webinar will go beyond GHS and help you navigate the current complicated regulatory environment. We will examine the upcoming changes introduced by the recently adopted Law on Safety of Chemical Products.

February 28, 2017

The anticipated TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory “reset” was recently proposed on January 13, 2017. With this proposal, the U.S. EPA would require a retrospective electronic notification of chemical substances on the Inventory that were manufactured (including imported) or processed for non-exempt commercial purposes during the ten-year time period ending on June 21, 2016. Other TSCA updates with significant implications include requirements for reporting nanomaterials, and confidential business information (CBI) claims.

Join 3E regulatory experts as they dissect the latest rules on TSCA, and provided you with valuable next steps towards compliance.

February 27, 2017Kirsten Wallerstedt

ECHA is currently consulting on four applications for authorization, two testing proposals, and has two open calls for comments and evidence. The substances at issue are: sodium dichromate, chromium trioxide, nickel and its compounds, polycyclic organic hydrocarbons, and the substance with EC Number 941-357-0. The deadlines for comments range from 27 March 2017 to 19 April 2017.

February 17, 2017Kirsten Wallerstedt

On 24 January 2017, the European’s Parliamentary International Trade Committee (INTA) voted overwhelmingly to support the EU’s conflict minerals proposal, with a vote of 39 in support, none opposed, and two abstentions. The Regulation sets up a Union system for supply chain due diligence for importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The Regulation, if finalized, is expected to become enforceable on 1 January 2021.

January 18, 2017Written by Jomarie Garcia; Edited by Julie Byrne and Kirsten Wallerstedt

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) announced on 13 January 2017 the long-awaited proposal for the chemical inventory reset under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted until 14 March 2017.

January 11, 2017Kirsten Wallerstedt

On 28 December 2016, Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) proposed MoE Public Notice No. 2016-869, revising the Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances (K-REACH). The proposed changes would impose stricter controls on chemicals.

December 20, 2016Xiaolu Wang

The State Council of the People's Republic of China issued the "Comprehensive Action Plan on the Safety Control of Hazardous Chemicals" (危险化学品安全综合治理方案) (the Action Plan) on 29 November 2016. The Action Plan aims to further strengthen the decisions and policies regarding safety management of hazardous chemicals, in light of the explosion accident that occurred in Tianjin last year. The Action Plan does not impose any direct requirements on individual facilities. Instead, it provides guidelines and goals for government agencies responsible for safety supervision of hazardous chemicals in China. Specifically, the Action plan outlines 40 major enforcement actions to be taken by relevant authorities from December 2016 to November 2019. It also provides targeted deadlines for each individual enforcement action. The Action Plan has an impact on facilities that produce, store, use, sell, import, transport, or dispose of hazardous chemicals.