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Upcoming Deadline for TSCA "Polymer Exemption" Notification
Posted on 28 Jan 2014 by Keller and Heckman LLP

An important deadline is approaching for companies that manufacture or import polymers under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) "polymer exemption".[1] The one-time notification to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that identifies... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP: Japan's New Chemical Reporting Requirements
Posted on 13 Jul 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On April 1, 2011, a new reporting requirement for chemicals came into effect in Japan. This new requirement originated in the 2009 amendment to Japan's chemical control law and requires that companies submit an annual report on chemical substances... Read More

California adds methyl isobutyl ketone, a widely used solvent, to the Prop. 65 list of chemicals
Posted on 10 Nov 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Methyl isobutyl ketone (CAS No. 108-10-1) is a very widely used solvent. The Office of Health Hazard Assessment (known affectionately as OEHHA [o-we-hah]) published a notice Sept. 16, 2011, that it intended to list MIK pursuant to the "labor code... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP: Upcoming Deadline for TSCA Polymer Exemption Notification
Posted on 18 Jan 2013 by Keller and Heckman LLP

January 31 is an important upcoming deadline for companies that manufacture or import polymers under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) "polymer exemption." [1] The one-time notification to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP: Bipartisan Meetings on The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011
Posted on 3 Jul 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

A series of stakeholder meetings on Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) (15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq. ) "reform" began in the Senate on June 21, 2011. Billed as bipartisan stakeholder talks, these meetings may bring us closer to a viable TSCA... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP: Senate Holds Hearing on Safe Chemicals Act of 2011
Posted on 12 Dec 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Judging by a recent hearing, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee appears ready to move forward with the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847) (SCA2011) . SCA2011 was introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg earlier this year in his continued... Read More