REACH: Challenges in the Chemical Distribution Industry

February 15, 2013

Although they play a major factor in the chemical supply chain, chemical distributors are often responsible for not only the distribution of chemicals, but also provide additional services such as repackaging, mixing, compounding and blending. As a result, chemical distribution companies are affected by REACH and CLP, along with any other regulatory requirements.

US EPA Increases Access to Chemical Information

February 22, 2013

On February 22, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a list of newly which previously have been treated as Confidential Business Information (CBI). The EPA, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), also posted its progress for making chemical information more readily available to the public.

California OEHHA Revises RELs for 1,3-Butadiene

March 1, 2013

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) have revised the "" document for by the Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants. The revisions of the draft were made due to comments from the Scientific Review Panel's meeting on the subject on October 16, 2012.

European Union Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetics

March 11, 2013

On March 11, 2013 the . The Commission confirmed their commitment to the deadline, which was established in 2003, and have expressed their desire to promote animal welfare on a global scale.

US EPA's Science Advirsory Board Forms Hydraulic Fracturing Research Panel

March 25, 2013

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through the independent Science Advisory Board (SAB), has announced the to review the 2014 draft of results for the Agency's national study on the potential environmental and health effects regarding hydraulic fracturing on drinking water.

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