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Chemical Manufacturing Up
March 31, 2015
Chemical Manufacturing Up

In the US, last month's chemical manufacturing numbers increased. This comes despite an overall slowdown in manufacturing.

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Tags: chemical, manufacturing
Next REACH Deadline: 1 - 100
March 23, 2015
Next REACH Deadline: 1 - 100

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is urging businesses to start preparing for the next REACH registration deadline. The next deadline will affect more businesses than any up to this point. It concerns substances manufactured or imported into the EU in relatively low volumes, only 1 to 100 tonnes per year.

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Tags: ECHA, REACH, chemicals, SVHC
REACH Fines and Penalties
March 23, 2015
REACH Fines and Penalties

A REACH penalty can vary significantly from one EU nation to another. Penalty charges start under 1000 Euros in countries such as Latvia, Greece, and Cyprus for certain types of minor offenses. Top penalties can be 2,500,000 Euros in Poland, and even higher.

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Tags: REACH, fines
CLP Deadline June 2015
March 17, 2015
CLP Deadline June 2015

From June 1, 2015, the Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation will be the only legislation in the European Union to apply to the classification and labeling of both substances and mixtures. CLP requires companies to classify, label and package their hazardous chemicals appropriately before placing them on the market.  

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Tags: eu, CLP, clp regulation
EPA TSCA: US Chemical Law Update
March 16, 2015
EPA TSCA: US Chemical Law Update

A new, bipartisan bill that would update TSCA has hit the floor in Washington, DC. The new bill intends to improve regulatory certainty for manufacturers, while striking a balance between state and federal roles in chemical safety management. Here's what you need to know.

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Tags: EPA, chemical, risk, TSCA
OSHA's New Rules in 2015
March 9, 2015
OSHA's New Rules in 2015

It's not just GHS deadlines anymore, 2015 will see an OSHA tide of rules and proposals coming on. OSHA plans to issue three final rules this year and other proposals are stacking up for possible publication. What you need to know is here.

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Tags: Hazard, OSHA, chemical management
2 New REACH Candidate List Proposals
March 5, 2015
2 New REACH Candidate List Proposals

The REACH SVHC list is showing signs of 2015 activity: two new substances have been proposed for addition to the regulation's Candidate List of substances of very high concern.

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Tags: ECHA, REACH, chemicals, SVHC
TSCA's Chemical Watchlist 2015
February 24, 2015
TSCA's Chemical Watchlist 2015

Download this complimentary list of 90 substances targeted by the United States EPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). List updated as of Q1 2015. Find out which chemicals were recently added, removed or reclassified.

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Tags: EPA, chemical, risk, TSCA
How To Substitute SVHCs
February 18, 2015
How To Substitute SVHCs

As companies realize they must substitute one or more toxic chemicals in products and formulations this year, experts scramble assess alternatives in the most sensible possible way. Here are top tips and resources to keep your project on track.

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Tags: chemical, substitution, SVHC
Apple's $850 Million Solar Deal
February 12, 2015
Apple's $850 Million Solar Deal

There are no clouds in Cupertino this week where environmental stewardship is concerned. Apple has struck a landmark $850 million deal for a solar plant to power retail stores, corporate offices and more by the end of 2016. This is the largest commercial solar deal of its kind. 

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Tags: Apple, power, stewardship