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3E EHS Expressions is our forum for sharing our latest thoughts on the ever-evolving EHS regulatory compliance landscape. Here we will be introducing you to some of Verisk 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.


June 29, 2020Bernie Henn

On 25 June 2020 the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added four new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization. Three reprotoxins and one endocrine disruptor was added. This brings the list to 209 SVHC substances. The four newly added substances are as follows: 1-vinylimidazole...

June 17, 2020Regulatory Research Group

On 8 June 2020 Korea’s Ministry of Employment and Labor (MoEL) proposed a major revision to the Standards for Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) ( 화학물질의 분류 · 표시 및 물질안전보건자료에 관한 기준 ) (Standards), through the MoEL Public Notice No. 2020-247 ...
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June 3, 2020Walker Livingston

On 18 May 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released a final rule updating the rules surrounding the movement of genetically engineered (GE) organisms defined as plant pests or potential plant pests. Verisk 3E Review The APHIS regulations govern the movement, importation...
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June 2, 2020Regulatory Research Group

On 18 May 2020 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule codifying previous legislative actions that added 172 perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Verisk 3E Review The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), passed 20...

May 19, 2020Emilia Vassileva

On 25 April 2020 the Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (MGS) of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) updated the information on the replacement of the existing Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Standard 30333/20007, Safety data sheet for chemical products. General requirements . Verisk 3E Review According to the...

May 5, 2020Xiaolu Wang

China's National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) is currently soliciting public comments on nine National Food Safety Standards covering nutrition enhancers, dairy products and food contaminants. Public consultation on these standards concludes on 3 June 2020 or 6 June 2020, depending on the standard concerned. Verisk 3E Review...

May 5, 2020Chanyanis Utiskul

On 8 April 2020 the Vietnamese government published Decree No. 42/2020/ND-CP, Stipulating the List of Dangerous Goods and the Requirements for Transportation of Such Goods on the Road and Inland Waterways . Once effective, this decree will replace the two current regulations governing the transport of dangerous goods (i.e., Decree...
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April 22, 2020Regulatory Research Group

On 17 April 2020 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed that three substances become subject to significant new use rules (SNURs) pursuant to Section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Comments are due by 18 May 2020. Three substances currently undergoing premanufacture review from the EPA have...

April 14, 20203E Protect Team

3E Protect users can now access their Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and chemical compliance management solution with a convenient new app, now available on the Google Play and iOS App stores. Download the 3E Protect app to access all your SDSs and safety data including hazard, transportation and waste classifications...

April 13, 2020Walker Livingston

On 20 March 2020 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added 70 products as disinfectants for use against the COVID-19 coronavirus. Verisk 3E Review The EPA added 70 products to List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2. This list collects products that can be effectively used against SARS-CoV-2 (the novel...

April 7, 2020Patricia Iscaro

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new guidance document on 26 March 2020 outlining a temporary policy to allow restaurants and food manufacturers to sell packaged foods that don't bear the Nutrition Facts Label to businesses and/or consumers. The guidance document was issued in light of the...