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ECCA Challenges General Court's Decision on Plant Protection Products

The challenge is based on several legal grounds, highlighting perceived misinterpretations and procedural errors in the original judgment.

26

February 2024

European Commission Announces Public Hearing on Phthalates in Medical Devices

Interested participants are required to register by the 17 March, 2024, with the event operating on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited space.

26

February 2024

European Commission Proposes Regulation Amendment for Radish Leaves

Large radish leaves follow kale MRLs; small ones match Roman rocket's, due to different growth traits.

22

February 2024

EU MRL Revisions to Affect PPP Regulations in Northern Ireland

Stakeholders are advised to consult the EU MRL database to determine the impact on various commodities. Use Foresight.

22

February 2024

EPA Seeks Penalties for Unlawful Pesticide Sales in St. Louis

The EPA filed a complaint seeking $149,659 in civil penalties from Tommy Wilson for selling pesticides.

22

February 2024

Upcoming EU Active Substance Approval and Expiry Dates Critical for Northern Ireland Market

The upcoming deadlines underscore the importance of staying informed and taking necessary actions to comply with regulatory requirements.

21

February 2024

ECHA Publishes Screening Report on Diglyme

The report suggests no current risk from Diglyme in articles as it's unlikely present in cars, electronics, or plastics.

21

February 2024

EU General Court Upholds Cypermethrin Approval Amid Environmental Concerns

Since 2006, the EU-approved insecticide cypermethrin faces PAN Europe's challenge over EFSA's concerns for bees and aquatic life.

21

February 2024

RAC and SEAC Opinion on Creosote and Related Substances Published

The proposed restrictions are scheduled to take effect 12 months after their formal adoption.

20

February 2024

HSE Extends Expiry Dates for Biocidal Substances Until January 2027

Some of the notable substances with extensions include Copper (II) hydroxide, Hydrochloric acid, and Cholecalciferol.

19

February 2024

Legal Challenge Against EU Commission Over Abamectin Approval

PAN Europe argues that the Commission's decision violates the EU's precautionary principle.

18

February 2024

HSE Announces Withdrawal of Willaertia subsp. magna, C2c.Maky From Northern Ireland

Uses include products designed for controlling harmful organisms in industrial processes, such as water treatment and cooling systems.

16

February 2024

UK Government Publishes Substance Priorities for REACH Programme 2023 to 2024

The programme prioritises PFAS, focusing on assessing and potentially restricting its widespread use in consumer products.

15

February 2024

EPA Extends Deadline for Polymer Exemption Reporting

The new deadline is now set for 31 March 2024, offering relief to companies facing difficulties with the electronic reporting tool.

15

February 2024

EPA Unveils Method for Detecting PFAS in Plastic Containers

The novel method allows for the accurate detection and quantification of 32 PFAS compounds directly from the container walls.

15

February 2024

State of Play: EU Advances 'Farm to Fork' Strategy

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) reveals the current state of play of the strategy in a recent report.

14

February 2024

EPA Awards $10 Million to Oregon State University for Pesticide Safety Education

The $10 million funding, spanning five years from 2024 to 2029, is part of a broader effort to ensure the safe use of pesticides across the nation.

14

February 2024

EPA Announces Expert Panel for TCEP Risk Evaluation Peer Review

The EPA is also poised to conduct a virtual public meeting on 5 March 2024 where stakeholders can oral public comments.

14

February 2024

EPA Responds to Court Ruling on Dicamba Herbicide

The EPA issues an Existing Stocks Order which is specifically tailored for the 2024 growing season.

14

February 2024

UK Announces Non-renewal of Biocidal Product Approval

Affected companies with GB BPR product authorisations or Control of Pesticides Regulations product approvals will be contacted by the HSE.

14

February 2024

ECHA Unveils New Guidance to Shield Bees from Biocidal Threats

The newly released guidance offers a detailed approach for evaluating the risk that biocides, particularly insecticides and acaricides.

14

February 2024

ECHA Evaluates Stilbenesulfonic Acid Ditriazine Dyes for Regulatory Needs

The substances are primarily used as optical brighteners or whitening agents in the production of paper products and textiles.

12

February 2024

European Commission Proposes Ban on Use of Bisphenol A in Food Contact Materials

The draft strictly prohibits the use of BPA in the manufacture of food contact plastics, varnishes, coatings, printing inks and more.

9

February 2024

Regulatory Changes for Active Bromine Biocidal Products in Great Britain

The absence of support for these bromine-based product types means they are subject to removal from the GB market.

8

February 2024

EPA Introduces Finalised Revisions to TSCA Fees Rule

The finalised rule introduces reduced fees for EPA-initiated risk evaluations and new chemical submissions.

8

February 2024

EPA Announces Opinion in Endangered Species Review for Carbaryl and Methomyl Pesticides

Carbaryl and methomyl, widely employed pesticides, have been under scrutiny due to their potential impacts on wildlife.

8

February 2024

ECHA Proposes Adding Five Substances to REACH Authorisation List

Stakeholders are encouraged to contribute updated use information and comments, with consultations open until 7 May 2024.

7

February 2024

Launch of Groundbreaking Initiative to Revolutionise Chemical Safety Assessments

The consortium brings together a diverse array of expertise, including the department for experimental toxicology and ecology at BASF.

7

February 2024

EPA Enhances Endangered Species Protections Amid Pesticide Concerns

The initiative marks a significant pivot in the EPA's approach to integrating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with FIFRA.

7

February 2024

EESC Weighs in on Mercury Regulation Amendments

The committee praises the move to end dental amalgam use, backed by safer, mercury-free filling options.

6

February 2024

EPA and USDA Collaborate to Safeguard Endangered Species and Promote Sustainable Farming

The MOU also paves the way for joint outreach efforts, with the EPA and USDA planning to engage stakeholders.

6

February 2024

EPA Reinstates Chlorpyrifos Tolerances Following Court Order

The reinstatement of the tolerances allows for its continued use under specific conditions outlined by the EPA.

5

February 2024

EU Commission Faces Legal Challenge Over Microplastics Regulation

Goodwill M + G says EU microplastics rule unfairly bans glitter in their Christmas decor, hurting their business.

5

February 2024

EU Commission Decides Against PPP Approval of Asulam-Sodium

A pivotal aspect of the assessment was the evaluation of asulam-sodium's potential endocrine-disrupting properties.

2

February 2024

EPA Proposes to Classify Nine PFAS Chemicals as Hazardous Under RCRA

EPA's evaluation concluded that these nine PFAS compounds meet the necessary criteria for hazardous designation.

1

February 2024

ECHA Fees to be Updated in Line with Inflation

This initiative seeks to amend Commission Regulation 340/2008 on the fees and charges payable to ECHA.

1

February 2024

EPA Releases New Guidance on "Absence of an Ingredient" Claims for Pesticide Labels

This move is anticipated to have a considerable impact on how products are marketed and labelled.

1

February 2024

EPA Advances Environmental Protection with New PFAS Testing Methods

The newly unveiled Method 1633 allows for the detection of 40 PFAS compounds across a wide array of samples.

1

February 2024

EU Court Rules on Oxo-Degradable Plastics Dispute

The court case underscored a significant debate on environmental policy and the scientific assessment of plastic biodegradability.

31

January 2024

EPA Launches Advanced Test for 6PPD-quinone

This development is part of the EPA's broader initiative to assess the environmental impact of 6PPD-quinone and its derivatives.

31

January 2024

European Chemicals Agency Unveils Ambitious Strategy for 2024-2028

ECHA outlines an expansion of its legal mandate, primarily influenced by the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability and the EU Green Deal.

30

January 2024

ECHA Unveils ECHA CHEM: A New Chemicals Database

ECHA CHEM features information from all the over 100,000 REACH registrations submitted by companies.

30

January 2024

EPA Boosts Online Tools for Greener Federal Purchasing, Targets PFAS and Plastics

The EPA has updated its recommendations to exclude ecolabels or standards that solely address individual PFAS chemicals.

30

January 2024

EPA Announces Webinar on Chemical Safety Evaluation

This session will focus on the evaluation process for acetaldehyde, acrylonitrile, benzenamine, MBOCA, and vinyl chloride under TSCA.

30

January 2024

EPA Announces Public Comment Period for Draft Updates to Scientific Integrity Policy

The EPA values external input on its Scientific Integrity Policy and is open to incorporating public feedback into the final revised policy.

29

January 2024

EPA Seeks Input for Farmworker Pesticide Safety Program

Discover how the EPA's new initiative aims to enhance pesticide safety for farmworkers.

26

January 2024

GB Biocide Substance Renewal Deadlines Approaching

Failure to submit renewal applications at least 550 days before the expiry of the current approval will result in the removal of these substances from the market.

26

January 2024

EU to Update Surface Water Pollutants Watch List in 2024

The EU plans to revise its watch list of surface water pollutants in 2024 to better monitor and control chemical risks.

26

January 2024

UK Government Unveils Digital Labelling Legislation

The digital labelling initiative allows companies to upload crucial regulatory and manufacturing details online.

26

January 2024

EU Sees Surge in Hazardous Chemicals Trade Following Benzene Regulation Changes

The ECHA reports a significant increase in the import and export of hazardous chemicals in the EU after benzene regulation updates.

24

January 2024

EU Commission to Update PIC List in 2024

The Commission's adoption of the draft act planned for the second quarter of 2024.

24

January 2024

Annual Reporting of PIC Chemicals Exports and Imports for 2023 Now Open

Submit your annual reports on the export and import of PIC chemicals during 2023 by the 31st of March, 2024.

23

January 2024

Changing Biocides Regulations in Northern Ireland

This article provides insights into the evolving biocide regulations in Northern Ireland and informs about critical deadlines under the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (EU BPR).

23

January 2024

ECHA Expands Candidate List with New Entries and Updates

Businesses that deal with these substances, whether as pure chemicals, in mixtures, or in products, must now adhere to stringent regulations.

23

January 2024

European Union Updates Drinking Water Directive

This Directive is set to have far-reaching implications for industries, consumers, and environmental policies.

23

January 2024

UK Government Announces Crucial Updates on Chemical Regulations

UK Gov updates chemical regulations: Key changes in POPs, ODS, Halons, F Gas, and plant protection.

19

January 2024

EU's Fight Against Plastic Pellet Pollution

This article provides an overview of the European Union's efforts to combat plastic pellet pollution, including proposed regulatory measures and the importance of international cooperation.

18

January 2024

UK HSE Recommends Diisohexyl Phthalate for Authorisation List

UK REACH takes a step forward with the recommendation to include diisohexyl phthalate in the REACH UK Authorisation List.

18

January 2024

European Bioplastics Raises Concerns Over EU Policy Framework on Bioplastics

EUBP addresses the shortcomings of the EU policy framework on biobased, biodegradable, and compostable plastics.

18

January 2024

EU BPR Active Substance Regulatory Updates Impacting Northern Ireland

Recent decisions on the approval and non-approval of active substances under the EU BPR are set to impact the biocide market in Northern Ireland.

18

January 2024

ECHA Proposes Restrictions on Certain Benzotriazoles

ECHA recommends the preparation of an Annex XV dossier for restriction, targeting the use of UV-320, UV-327, and UV-350 in various articles.

17

January 2024

ECHA Revises Guidance for PBT/vPvB Substances

These guidelines, reflecting the latest scientific advancements, have been revised to align with the updated REACH information requirements.

17

January 2024

EU Commission Mandates Report on Flame Retardants

The investigation will gather extensive information on materials, articles, and products containing aromatic brominated flame retardants.

17

January 2024

European Court Upholds Commission's Regulation on Carbendazim in Biocidal Products

Carbendazim, a systemic fungicide, has been at the centre of environmental and health concerns.

17

January 2024

Key Outcomes of the December REACH Committee Meeting

Get an in-depth analysis of the key outcomes from the REACH Committee meeting and their implications for businesses.

16

January 2024

UK HSE Reminds Industry of BPR Active Substance Expiry Dates

Learn about the new biocides regulation in Great Britain, upcoming deadlines, and how to ensure compliance.

15

January 2024

ECHA Evaluates Regulatory Needs for Polyphenylalkanes_alkenes

The report raises concerns about high potential exposure when used as plasticisers in polymer preparations in professional and consumer uses.

12

January 2024

HSE Proposes Withdrawal of Three Active Substances in Plant Protection

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of Great Britain has proposed the withdrawal of approval for three active substances used in plant protection products. This move is significant in the world of agriculture and environmental safety.

11

January 2024

EPA's First Year Milestone in PRIA 5 Implementation

The U.S. EPA shares its progress in the first year of implementing the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2022 (PRIA 5), highlighting key strategies and achievements.

11

January 2024

UK HSE Proposes Updates to 90 Substances on the GB MCL List

Get insights on the GB CLP Regulation updates and their impact on the chemical industry. Stay informed and compliant.

11

January 2024

RoHS Exemption for Cadmium and Lead in Recovered PVC

The granted exemption will expire on 28 May 2028, which coincides with a scheduled review of related restrictions under REACH.

10

January 2024

EPA Adds Seven PFAS to TRI List

Facilities in certain sectors and federal facilities that manufacture or use these chemicals above certain quantities must now report.

10

January 2024

Proactive Elimination of PFAS: KEMI Updates PRIO Database

Learn how the updated PRIO database aids in eliminating PFAS from products. Stay informed and proactive.

10

January 2024

Understanding Varroa Mite Control and Federal Regulations

The EPA's advisory is a critical step in ensuring the safe and legal use of pesticides in beekeeping.

9

January 2024

ECHA Awards Contract for New Approach Methodologies (NAM)

The contract is crucial for the development of NAM-based tools and data for the hazard identification and characterization chemicals.

9

January 2024

EU Commission Proposes Stricter Standards for Feed Contaminants

This initiative focuses on setting and reviewing maximum levels for certain undesirable substances in animal feed.

9

January 2024

DSM Nutritional Products GmbH Challenges European Chemicals Agency's Decision

The appellant asserts that the eMSCA delivered their assessment later than the regulation requires.

9

January 2024

Biden-Harris Administration's Landmark Rule Curbs Inactive PFAS

Without this rule, companies could have resumed uses of these PFAS absent notification to and review by EPA.

8

January 2024

EPA Announces New Framework to Assess Eye Irritation in New Chemicals

EPA will place increased weight on data from non-animal test methods that are more reproducible and provide results more relevant to humans.

8

January 2024

HSE Updates on GB Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Chemicals

Get the latest updates from HSE on the classification, labelling, and packaging of chemicals as per the GB CLP Regulation.

8

January 2024

Active Substance No Longer Supported in GB

Learn about the active substance no longer supported in GB and the upcoming renewal submission deadlines.

6

January 2024

CRD Workshop: Understanding Changes in PPP Risk Assessments

This event is for professionals dealing with Plant Protection Products in Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI).

2

January 2024

Canada Proposes Plastic Products Reporting for 2024-2026

The requirements will cover a wide range of plastic products and resins used in various industries.

30

December 2023

Canada Rescinds Conditions on Ethane, 1,2-dichloro-, Polymer with Ammonia

This decision to lift the restrictions marks a shift in the regulatory status of this chemical, indicating that it is not considered toxic.

30

December 2023

California's OEHHA Lists Bisphenol S as Reproductive Toxicant

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has officially included Bisphenol S (BPS) on the Proposition 65 list as a reproductive toxicant. This move has significant implications for businesses and consumers.

29

December 2023

EPA Reveals Expert Insights on Asbestos Risk Evaluation Under TSCA

This expert feedback will form a crucial part of the second phase of the risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

28

December 2023

EU Court Backs Chlorpyrifos-Methyl Ban, Affirms Chemical Safety

The applicants sought annulment of the Commission decision which led to the removal of chlorpyrifos-methyl from the EU market.

27

December 2023

Turkey Extends Key KKDIK Registration Deadlines

The new deadlines range from 31 December 2026 through to 31 December 2030, depending on intrinsic hazards and tonnage.

23

December 2023

Ledprona: EPA Greenlights Innovative Biopesticide for Potato Crops

Ledprona's mechanism of action is based on RNA interference (RNAi), a natural process used by plants and animals for disease protection.

22

December 2023

EPA Calls for Expert Nominations for Formaldehyde Peer Review

EPA seeks expert nominations for formaldehyde risk review under TSCA and FIFRA. Submit by 30 days post Federal Register notice.

22

December 2023

4-tert-OPnEO Authorised for Use as an Emulsifier in a Silicone Oil Emulsion

This application is vital for the siliconisation of pre-filled syringes in medicinal products.

22

December 2023

European Court Rules Against ExxonMobil in Phenanthrene Case

The case centred on the inclusion of the chemical substance phenanthrene into the REACH Candidate List.

22

December 2023

EPA Takes Action to Gather Data on MBOCA Under TSCA

This marks the first use of the EPA's section 8(c) authority in over 30 years, signalling a robust approach to chemical risk evaluation.

21

December 2023

VERV Program to Accelerate Novel Mosquito Control Solutions

The program seeks to encourage the creation and registration of novel insecticides targeting these resistant mosquito populations.

21

December 2023

Mercury in Decline: EPA's 2023 Report Highlights Significant Progress

The report highlights a 13% decrease in domestic mercury use in manufacturing, signalling a shift towards safer alternatives.

21

December 2023

New EU Standards for Nickel Release in Consumer Products

The communication lists several new standards replacing older versions, thereby setting stricter benchmarks for nickel release.

20

December 2023

EU Commission Proposes Amendment for Cadmium Use in Quantum Dots

Cadmium is used in quantum dots for LED applications due to its unique electronic and optical properties.

19

December 2023

EPA Announces Course of Action Regarding Chlorpyrifos Regulation

The EPA is set to reinstate chlorpyrifos tolerances upon the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals official mandate.

19

December 2023

Authorisation Granted for Chromates in Electrolytic Tinplate Process

The review period for these authorisations are set to expire on 31 December 2027.

19

December 2023

Trichloroethylene Authorised for Biotransformation Process

Used as a processing aid in the biotransformation of starch to obtain betacyclodextrin.

15

December 2023

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