FDA

Deadline for Registration and Listing of Cosmetic Product Facilities and Products: What Does the Deadline Mean to You, and How is FDA Helping You Comply?

  June 13, 2024 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds industry of the resources available to help firms comply with the new registration and listing requirements established by the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) by July 1, 2024, consistent with FDA’s Compliance Policy for Cosmetic Product Facility Registration and Cosmetic Product Listing.…

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Revised Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard / Changes to U.S. Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

  The U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finally published its long-awaited revisions to the Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). While alignment with GHS Rev. 7 and the impact on aerosol products is the change that is getting the most attention, there are three other specific changes…

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EPA Warns Pesticide Manufacturers to Expect Even Greater Delays in Processing Pesticide Registrations as it Faces Significant Budget Shortfalls

EPA Issues 2023 Annual Report for Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) Annual Report, the first one published since PRIA 5 was authorized in 2022. This report describes EPA’s implementation of PRIA 5 including: tracking and status for EPA’s…

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Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Ban on Most Uses of Methylene Chloride, Protecting Workers and Communities from Fatal Exposure

Rule requires stronger worker safety requirements for remaining industrial uses Today, April 30, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a ban on most uses of methylene chloride, a dangerous chemical known to cause liver cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, brain cancer, cancer of the blood, and cancer of the central nervous system, as well as…

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EPA Requests Comment on Modernizing Pesticide Label System to Improve Safety and Accessibility

The U.S. Environmental Protection agency is requesting feedback on its plan to adopt digital pesticide labels that will make labeling information clearer, more consistent, and more accessible to users. The Agency is specifically requesting feedback on the proposed organization of digital labels and the proposed phases of developing these labels. EPA’s plan for digital labels…

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Chemical Registrations & Notifications

EPA Begins Process to Prioritize Five Chemicals for Risk Evaluation Under Toxic Substances Control Act

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is beginning the process to prioritize five additional toxic chemicals for risk evaluation under the nation’s premier chemical safety law. If, during the 12-month long statutory process, EPA designates these five chemicals as High Priority Substances, EPA will then begin risk evaluations for these chemicals. EPA…

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Chemical Registrations & Notifications

EPA Proposes Stronger Rules to Protect People from Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemical Exposures

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rule to further protect people from exposure to two chemicals that are toxic, remain in the environment for long periods of time, and accumulate in the body. Both decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) and phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)) are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals that…

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Chemical Registrations & Notifications

EPA Releases Meeting Minutes and Final Report from Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals 1,4-Dioxane Review

EPA released the meeting minutes and final report from the September 12-14, 2023, Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) virtual public meeting regarding the Draft Supplement to the Risk Evaluation for 1,4-Dioxane. 1,4-Dioxane was one of the first 10 chemicals to undergo risk evaluations under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The risk evaluation…

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