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January 10, 2022Regulatory Research Group

On 22 December the Swiss Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication (known as UVEK) opened consultation procedures pursuant to two environmental ordinances that impact the chemical industry: the 2005 Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance (ChemRRV) and the 1985 Clean Air Ordinance (LRV). The consultation process is likely to continue...
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October 26, 2021

Many chemical regulatory changes and new requirements are emerging in the Russian Federation. Emilia Vassileva, a Verisk 3E Senior Regulatory Research Analyst and regional expert, explores what’s new, what’s important and what’s mandatory in our recent webinar, now available on demand. You’re invited to watch Regulation of Chemicals in the...

March 4, 2020Chanyanis Utiskul

On 11 February 2020 the Malaysian Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) under the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) published the Industry Code of Practice on Chemicals Classification and Hazard Communication (Amendment) 2019 Part 1 on its website. The amended Industry Code of Practice (ICOP 2019) seeks to revise...

February 3, 2020Xiaolu Wang

The Environmental Protection Administration and Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Taiwan issued the Amendment to the Toxic Chemical Substances Transportation Management Regulations and the Renaming of the Regulations as Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Transportation Management Regulations (修正「毒性化學物質運送管理辦法」,並修正名稱為「毒性及關注化學物質運送管理辦法」) (the amendment) on 22 January 2020. The amendment aims to expand...

August 6, 2019Robert Guitteau Jr.

Ecuador has issued a far-reaching new environmental regulation that establishes a new institutional framework for environmental protection. Published on 12 June 2019, Executive Decree No. 752, Regulation to the Organic Code of the Environment also lays down rules for the integral management of chemical products. Verisk 3E Analysis The regulation...

July 2, 20193E Monitor Team

The European Union has recast its regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP) to clarify confusion resulting from multiple amendments since its original framing in 2004. The new Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants was issued on 20 June 2019. Verisk 3E Analysis Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 replaces Regulation (EC) No...

June 5, 2019Emilia Vassileva

Russia has begun compiling the list of chemicals in circulation in Russia in order to develop the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) Register of Chemicals. According to an official notice published on 16 May 2019, Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has instructed the Association Coordinating Informational Center of the Commonwealth...

May 17, 2019Jomarie Garcia

Washington state legislators aim to follow California’s example in restricting the use of priority chemicals in products for children and other consumer products. Passed by the legislature on 25 April 2019, An Act Relating to Preventing Toxic Pollution that Affects Public Health or the Environment , Bill No. 5135, is...

April 16, 2019Alan L. Johnson

Published in partnership with Enablon for Enablon Insights , the online community dedicated to EHS, Sustainability and Risk professionals Companies are exposed to operational risks every day. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as well as the Bhopal and Seveso disasters show that adverse events can result in catastrophic consequences. Unmitigated...

April 1, 2019Scott Stephens

The European Commission adopted legislation on 27 March 2019 that updates the EU’s Classification, Labeling and Packaging Regulation (1272/2008/EC) in line with the sixth and seventh revisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Verisk 3E Analysis Published in the EU Official Journal...