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Hazardous Materials Supply Chain: Emergency Telephone Numbers in EU’s GSH/SDSs

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 17:03

By Abdul H. Khalid, PhD, CHMM, RPIHWhat do you know about an emergency telephone number given in a Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) of a hazardous materials supply chain worldwide?European Union (EU) requires emergency telephone numbers in the Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) globally, as referenced in the Global Harmonization System (GHS) of the Classification, Labeling, and Packaging (CLP); the EU CLP Regulations.Emergency contact or telephone number in the SDSs is required by the manufactures, producer, importers, suppliers or distributors in the section one (1) of the SDSs.

Controlling Environmentally Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Products

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 17:02

By Abdul H. Khalid, PhD, CHMMThe European Union (UN)’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a well know directive # 2002/95EC that restricts the use of specific hazardous materials or substances contained in electrical & electronic equipment, known as (EEE). RoHS has an impact on electronic industry while manufacturing and distributing locally or worldwide.

Pipeline Safety Update - Issue No. 150

Sun, 06/30/2019 - 15:40

Multiple Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Bills Propose Amending Pipeline Safety LawsFunding authorization for the federal Pipeline Safety Laws expires September 30.  Multiple proposals to reauthorize funding and amend the Pipeline Safety Laws are under consideration, with additional bills expected.  Below is an overview of recent developments. SEE: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/pipeline-safety-update-issue-no-150

EPA Releases Draft Risk Evaluations for HBCD and 1,4-Dioxane

Sun, 06/30/2019 - 15:39

On June 28, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the draft risk evaluations for cyclic aliphatic bromide cluster (HBCD) and 1,4-dioxane, two of the first ten chemicals undergoing risk evaluation under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  In its June 28, 2019, press release, EPA states in the draft risk evaluation for HBCD, it did not find unreasonable risk to the general population, consumers, workers, or the environment.

National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Perchlorate

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 12:13

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a drinking water regulation for perchlorate and a health-based Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The EPA is proposing to set both the enforceable Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for the perchlorate regulation and the perchlorate MCLG at 0.056 mg/L (56 µg/L).

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