Tag Archives: environmental regulations

EPA TSCA Revision: Casey at Bat

This week, DuPont publicly supported a bipartisan update to the Toxic Substances Control Act or TSCA. This comes only hours after the Chemical Safety Improvement Act was introduced by Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and David Vitter and numerous Republican and … Continue reading

Posted in Supply Chain Materials Data Management | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

Why the ISO 14001 revision?

The most widely used Environmental Management System (EMS) standard in the world is the ISO 14001:2004. Over a quarter-million businesses use it worldwide. It was first published in 1996 with a notable update in 2004. A new and significant revision … Continue reading

Posted in Green Thoughts | Tagged , , | Comments Off

REACH Review Published

So, after 5 years of REACH regulation, what is the public perception of chemicals in Europe? The European Commission ran a “Eurobarometer” survey on the public perception of chemicals. The target sample size in most countries was 1,000 interviews. In total, … Continue reading

Posted in Green Thoughts | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

CA Cap-and-Trade: It’s Official

Breaking news: the much-discussed greenhouse gas regulation known as “cap-and-trade” has arrived in the US. Chem.Info online reports that California will now require its biggest greenhouse gas offenders/emitters to start purchasing permits for emissions. Then, the cap, or number of allowances, will … Continue reading

Posted in Green Thoughts | Tagged , | Comments Off

ECHA Modifies REACH Tonnage Calculations

In REACH news, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has modified its methodology for calculating “total tonnage” bands. Make a note of it if you haven’t already. The shortcomings in the legacy calculation methodology, ECHA is saying, arose from the fact that … Continue reading

Posted in Green Thoughts | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

EPA to Require Companies to Report ‘All Uses’ of PBDEs, HBCD

Printing companies, paint and coatings companies and those using flame retardants in manufactured goods should take note: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed that companies be required to report to EPA all new uses – including in domestic or … Continue reading

Posted in Green Thoughts | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Upcoming Chats

SMT process consultant Phil Zarrow’s moderated chat is today at 2pm Eastern. You don’t need to make the live session in order to ask a question: questions may be submitted in advance. Future chats will cover data transfer, PCB cleaning, … Continue reading

Posted in Hot Wires | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

The New RoHS

In RoHS news, the real news is that the RoHS2 is really just RoHS.  We still hear people talking about “RoHS2″ and “RoHS Recast”  — and there is simply no such thing:  there is just RoHS.  Yes, there were significant … Continue reading

Posted in Green Thoughts | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

EPA Finds More Time for Glymes

There’s now an extension of time allotted for comments on glymes. In July, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register concerning a proposed significant new use rule (SNUR) under section 5(a)(2) of the … Continue reading

Posted in Supply Chain Materials Data Management | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Carbon Disclosure, Meet Plastics Disclosure

Environmental Leader and the New York Times are reporting that hundreds of companies and institutions should expect to receive a questionnaire in early October about their use of plastic. The Plastic Disclosure Project, right ahead. Why? Industry estimates state that … Continue reading

Posted in Supply Chain Materials Data Management | Tagged , , , | Comments Off