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Electronic Shipping Documents for Dangerous Goods

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 14:02

Transport Canada (TC) is proposing a regulatory sandbox in partnership with PHMSA, industry, other federal departments and agencies, as well as provincial and territorial jurisdictions, to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness, costs, and benefits of using electronic shipping documents by allowing participants to use digital shipping documents in a controlled environment.As the first step, Transport Canada has opened up a consultation on a new

International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:27

ARGENTINAIndustrial Chemicals Regulation Gains Traction: The Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible (Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development; MAyDS) partnered with other governmental agencies and the national chemical trade association, the Cámara de la Indústria Química y Petroquimica (Chamber of the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry; CIQYP), to develop legislation managing industrial chemicals.

EDF Publishes Report on Trump EPA’s Implementation of the Lautenberg Act

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:06

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced on June 17, 2019, a report entitled Toxic Consequences:  Trump’s attacks on chemical safety put our health at risk.  EDF notes that “[c]oncern over toxic exposures and a lack of confidence in the badly outdated chemical safety system” led to Congress passing the Frank R.

Consultation -Transport Safety Standards Committee meeting (TRANSSC 38) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 17:06

Please see below a message from Transport Canada regarding the upcoming Transport Safety Standards Committee meeting (TRANSSC 38) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that will be taking place next week in Vienna, Austria. Dear Stakeholders,We would like to inform you that Transport Canada will participate in the upcoming Transport Safety Standards Committee meeting (TRANSSC 38) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in Vienna, Austria, from June 24th to June 28th, 2019. The main purpose of TRANSSC meetings, in general, is to discuss the amendments to the Regulati

Demonstration of the Canadian Notice and Movement Tracking System Movement Module June 19, 2019

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:36

Environment Canada will be demonstrating the Canadian Notice and Movement Tracking System’s (CNMTS) Movement module, on Wednesday June 19 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm (E.T.).This new module is scheduled to be launched at the end September 2019. It will allow movement documents for international shipments of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable materials (HWHRM) and confirmations of disposal or recycling to be generated, submitted, tracked, reviewed, cloned, exported and printed online.

New York Delays Enforcement of Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:15

On June 12, 2019, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) announced that it will delay enforcement of the Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program (Disclosure Program) from July 1, 2019, to January 1, 2020.  NYSDEC states in the June 12, 2019, Environmental Notice Bulletin that it will begin enforcing any violations of the required disclosure as of January 2, 2020.

Persulphates: Health Risks in Hair Products

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 13:57

Ammonium, potassium, and sodium persulphates are inorganic salts are available in a supply chain.  These substances as ingredients in hair products are used mainly as hair bleaching or hair lightening agents, thereby, helping to decolorize or lighten hair by oxidizing the colors present in the hair shaft.  Ammonium persulphate is also used in the baking industry as bleaching agent.Read the entire article here.By Abdul H. Khalid. PhD, CHMM, RPIH

EPA announces FY 2020-2023 Priorities for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:56

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced seven enforcement and compliance assurance priority areas for fiscal years 2020-2023. Six of the seven priorities are National Compliance Initiatives (NCIs), which will be led by EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA).

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