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California Prop 65: Hydrogen Cyanide, Cyanide Salts Listed as Known to Cause Reproductive Toxicity

July 5, 2013

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity, in accordance with Proposition 65 (effective July 5th, 2013).

California Prop 65: Clomiphene Citrate Listed as Known to Cause Cancer

May 24, 2013

The Office of Environmental Health Hazrd Assessment (OEHHA) has added clomiphene citrate (CAS No. 50-41-9) to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer, in accordance with Proposition 65. The addition of clomiphene citrate to the list is effective as of May 24, 2013.

REACH: Registration Deadline Passes

May 31, 2013

At midnight May 31, 2013, the was reached for registering substances manufactured or imported with quantities between 100 and 1,000 tons per year. However, the deadline for those who fall in the higher range were obligated to register by December 1, 2010. The ECHA received 9,084 registration dossiers from 3,215 companies, of which 80% were submitted by large companies; 23% were made on behalf of non-European companies.

California OEHHA: Benzene Reference Exposure Levels Comment Period

June 21, 2013

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is requesting public comments in regards to a draft document which proposes a revision to the Reference Exposure Levels (RELs) of benzene. RELs define the concentrations in the air which are not expected to cause adverse health effects for specified exposure durations. Under the Air Toxics Hot Spots Program (Health and Safety Code Section 44360(b)(2)), the OEHHA is obligated to provide guidelines on how to conduct health risk assessments.

Canada, US to Synchronize GHS Implementation

January 27, 2013

In the Spring of 2013, Health Canada proposed amendments to the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) as well as the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR). Their proposals will begin the use of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for chemical labelling and classification in Canadian workplaces. Health Canada intends to align the with the American equivalent, aiming at a June 1, 2015 deadline.

US EPA: 2013 Risk Assessment for Flame Retardant Chemicals

March 27, 2013

In March of 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the beginning of assessments of 23 commonly used chemicals to determine any potential risks to both the environment and to the public. The plan, which will focus primarily on flame retardant chemicals, is part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan, an effort to identify commonly used chemicals for risk assessment.

Setting the Bar for Green Chemistry

July 31, 2013

*** Tanya Stan is the Regulatory Compliance Manager at Weatherford Engineered Chemistry Canada Ltd. (a division of Weatherford International that provides chemical treatments for oilfield application to maximize oil and gas well production). ***

Health Canada Launches Consultation on GHS Implementation

July 5, 2013

Canada: The Minister of Health, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, announced that Health Canada will begin consultation regarding the application of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace chemicals.

California Prop 65: Comment Period Extented for Cal/EPA's Notice of Intent: Bisphenol A

February 21, 2013

The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) has announced their , according to a publication made in the "California Regulatory Notice Register".

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