July 25, 2011

EPA to Publish ANPR Concerning Testing of BPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently scheduled to publish on July 26, 2011, an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) concerning testing of bisphenol A (BPA). EPA will request comments on requiring toxicity testing to determine the potential for BPA to cause adverse effects, including endocrine-related effects, in environmental organisms at low concentrations. EPA will also seek comments on requiring environmental testing consisting of sampling and monitoring for BPA...
July 18, 2011

Green Ribbon Science Panel Meets to Discuss Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations

The Green Ribbon Science Panel (Panel) met on July 14-15, 2011, to discuss potential revisions to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) Safer Consumer Product Alternatives (SCPA) regulations, as required by AB 1879. Under AB 1879 and Health and Safety Code (HSC) 25253, DTSC is required to adopt regulations “that establish a process for evaluating chemicals of concern in consumer products, and their potential alternatives, to determine how best to limit...
July 14, 2011

House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Holds Hearing on IRIS Program

On July 14, 2011, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight held a hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program. According to the hearing charter, the hearing was prompted in part by the recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on EPA’s formaldehyde assessment, which focused on the process EPA uses to develop initially draft IRIS assessments and which is separate from...
July 14, 2011

Senate Science and Space Subcommittee Holds Hearing on National Nanotechnology Investment

On July, 14, 2011, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Science and Space Subcommittee held a hearing on national nanotechnology investment. The hearing was held to examine the potential of nanotechnology, federal initiatives to coordinate research investments, barriers to commercialization, possible environmental and health risks, and steps Congress can take to improve the return on federal nanotechnology investments as the Committee works on drafting a...
July 12, 2011

EPA Announces Proposed SNUR for 14 Glymes

On July 11, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed significant new use rule (SNUR) for 14 glymes, a class of chemicals structurally related to glycol ethers. According to EPA, the proposed rule, issued under Section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), would require persons who intend to manufacture, import, or process the glymes for an activity that is designated as a significant new use to notify EPA at least...
July 7, 2011

EPA Proposes Revisions to RCRA Definition of Solid Waste

On June 30, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule seeking to narrow certain recycling exemptions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) “Definition of Solid Waste” (DSW) provisions. The rule should be published in the Federal Register within the next two weeks. A pre-publication copy of the rule and related information can be accessed online. EPA will accept comments on the rule for...
July 6, 2011

ECHA Releases Draft Revised REACH Data Sharing Guidance

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has sent to the Partner Expert Group (PEG) a draft of a second version of the guidance on data sharing for phase-in and non-phase-in substances under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (Data Sharing Guidance). The first edition of the Data Sharing Guidance was published in 2007. ECHA has revised the entire Data Sharing Guidance document, including correcting mistakes and inconsistencies, proposing to remove...
June 30, 2011

Taiwan Expected to Publish Draft National Inventory of Existing Chemicals at End of 2011

Taiwan is likely to publish a draft national inventory of existing chemical substances by the end of 2011. During an interagency meeting held the week of June 20, 2011, participants chose to delay publication of the draft inventory to align it with legislation for new chemicals notification. Taiwan will introduce new chemicals notification by amending two laws — the Labor Safety and Health Act (LSHA), managed by the Council of Labor Affairs, and the Toxic Chemical...
June 20, 2011

Nanotechnology Caucus Will Hold Lecture on June 22

The Nanotechnology Caucus will hold a lecture entitled “Nanotechnology 101” on June 22, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) in Room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building. The agenda includes: Lynn L. Bergeson is Chair of the NanoBCA Environment, Health, and Safety Committee and worked closely with Senator Wyden’s staff in organizing the meeting. To RSVP, please contact Vincent Caprio at vincent@nanobca.org....
June 17, 2011

FDA Takes Action to Update Sunscreen Testing and Labeling and States Nanoscale Ingredients Are Not Absorbed

On June 14, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took long-awaited action to update regulations for testing and labeling over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreen products. The Agency emphasized that the primary intent of its initiative was to establish a consistent standard for testing and labeling sunscreen products to reduce consumer confusion and encourage proper use of these products to enhance their protective function. The most significant elements of FDA’s action include...
June 16, 2011

Lautenberg and Inhofe Will Hold Stakeholder Meeting on TSCA Reform

Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Chair of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health, and James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced that their staffs will co-host on June 21, 2011, the first of several stakeholder meetings concerning reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Lautenberg introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S. 847), which is intended to modernize TSCA to...
June 10, 2011

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Nanotechnology: Agency Will Accept Public Comment for 60 Days

On June 9, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) posted on its home page a Draft Guidance on Considering Whether an FDA-Regulated Product Involves Application of Nanotechnology. The Agency states that this document is the first step in providing regulatory clarity about the use of nanomaterials in FDA-regulated products and other more product-specific guidance documents are likely to follow. Specifically, the Draft Guidance is “intended to help industry and others...
June 10, 2011

EPA Proposes Policy on Nanoscale Materials in Pesticide Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on June 9, 2011, a pre-publication copy of a forthcoming Federal Register notice describing several possible approaches for obtaining certain additional information on the composition of pesticide products. EPA focuses particularly on information about what nanoscale materials are present in registered pesticide products, and defines “nanoscale material” as “an active or inert ingredient and any component parts thereof...
June 9, 2011

White House ETIPC Releases Policy Principles Concerning Regulation and Oversight of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials

On June 9, 2011, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced that the White House Emerging Technologies Interagency Policy Coordination Committee (ETIPC) has developed a set of principles specific to the regulation and oversight of applications of nanotechnology. The principles are intended to guide the development and implementation of policies, as described in the title “U.S. Decision-making Concerning Regulation and Oversight of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials”...
June 7, 2011

California Appellate Court Affirms Decision Supporting Proposition 65 Labor Code Listing Mechanism

On June 6, 2011, the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District affirmed the 2009 decision by the Alameda County Superior Court upholding the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) use of the Labor Code mechanism to add chemicals to Proposition 65. California Chamber of Commerce v. Schwarzenegger (Div. 1, No. A125493). This effectively means that the so-called Labor Code mechanism is a viable listing mechanism for Proposition 65 purposes. This...
June 3, 2011

Japan Revises Notification Process to Protect CBI

Under the revised notification process published this month by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), companies exporting to Japan will be better able to protect confidential business information (CBI). Previously, only Japanese entities could notify information on the required substances. The new notification process provides that, if a notifier (manufacturer or importer in Japan) has “extreme difficulties in identifying a certain chemical substance or its...
June 1, 2011

REMINDER: Notification Deadline Date for SVHCs Has Arrived

As of June 1, 2011, notifications for substances of very high concern (SVHC) identified on the Candidate List before December 1, 2010, contained in articles must be performed. The current Candidate List is available online. Thirty-eight substances are impacted by the June 1, 2011, notification deadline with an additional eight substances to be notified by June 15, 2011. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) conducted a webinar on May 19, 2011, to provide practical guidelines...
June 1, 2011

New Green Ribbon Science Panel Subcommittees to Discuss Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations

Three Subcommittees of the Green Ribbon Science Panel (Panel) have scheduled several teleconferences between May 31 and June 16, 2011, to discuss potential revisions to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) Safer Consumer Product Alternatives (SCPA) regulations, as required by AB 1879. These teleconferences are open to the public and comments may be provided. The Panel had previously convened three Subcommittees to discuss issues related to chemical...
June 1, 2011

Upcoming Webinar Will Focus on REACH Data Citation/Compensation Scheme

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that on June 23, 2011, Lynn L. Bergeson, Lisa R. Burchi, and Leslie S. MacDougall will participate in a webinar entitled “The Evolving REACH Data Citation/Compensation Scheme: What to Watch for and Why.” The European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation is a complex chemical...
May 24, 2011

Obama Administration Issues Memorandum Regarding Export and Trade Promotion, Public Participation, and Rulemaking

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) issued a May 19, 2011, memorandum to U.S. departments and agencies to highlight the importance of regulatory transparency and openness to promoting international trade. The memorandum is important as it telegraphs the growing importance of trade considerations in domestic regulatory issues, and the Administration’s renewed emphasis on...
May 10, 2011

EPA Will Suspend Next IUR Reporting Period

According to a Federal Register notice scheduled for publication in the May 11, 2011, Federal Register, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) regulations by suspending the next IUR submission period, which would otherwise run from June 1, 2011, to September 30, 2011. The IUR requires manufacturers, including importers, of certain chemical substances included on the...
May 6, 2011

EPA Issues Final SNUR for Certain Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

On May 6, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a final significant new use rule (SNUR) under Section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substance identified generically as multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), which was the subject of premanufacture notice (PMN) P-08-199. Under the final SNUR, persons intending to manufacture, import, or process MWCNT for a use that is designated as a significant new use by the final rule...
May 3, 2011

Department of Commerce International Trade Administration Seeks Comments Concerning Regulatory Cooperation between the U.S. and EU

In an important and little noticed May 3, 2011, Federal Register notice, the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA) requested public comments concerning regulatory cooperation between the U.S. and the European Union (EU) that would help eliminate or reduce unnecessary divergences in regulation and in standards used in regulation that impede U.S. exports. Of critical importance, the ITA plainly recognizes and acknowledges that the main impediments to greater trade...
May 2, 2011

EPA Releases New Website on FIFRA Conditional Registrations

On April 25, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a website regarding conditional registrations granted under Section 3(c)(7) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The website, entitled “Conditional Registration,” is available online. A related press release is available online. As discussed more below, the new website appears to raise as many questions as it seeks to answer. EPA states: “The Office of Pesticide...
April 18, 2011

Lautenberg Reintroduces TSCA Reform Legislation

On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require chemical companies to demonstrate the safety of industrial chemicals and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate safety based on the best available science. The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Lautenberg previously introduced...
April 14, 2011

EPA Announces Chemical Action Plans for MDI, TDI, and Related Diisocyanate Compounds

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on April 13, 2011, chemical action plans for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), toluene diisocyanate (TDI), and related compounds. According to EPA, Americans may be exposed to these chemicals when they are used in certain applications, such as spray foam insulation, sealing concrete, or finishing floors. EPA states that diisocyanates are used to make polyurethane polymers. Most polyurethane products, such as foam mattresses or bowling...
April 13, 2011

ECHA Updates REACH-IT to Allow Submission of Notifications for Substances in Articles

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on April 13, 2011, that it has updated REACH-IT to allow the submission of notifications for substances in articles. Beginning June 1, 2011, companies must notify to ECHA substances present in articles they produce or import that were included on the substances of very high concern (SVHC) Candidate List before December 1, 2010, if both of the following conditions are met: ECHA states that, to explain the actual submission process,...
April 6, 2011

Green Ribbon Science Panel Subcommittees to Discuss Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations

Three Subcommittees of the Green Ribbon Science Panel (Panel) have scheduled several teleconferences between April 4 and April 19, 2011, to discuss potential revisions to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) Safer Consumer Product Alternatives (SCPA) regulations. These teleconferences are open to the public and comments may be provided. The three Subcommittees and the scheduled teleconferences are as follows: As noted, the teleconferences are open to the...
April 5, 2011

ECHA Updates Guidance on Substances in Articles

On April 1, 2011, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the availability of an update to the Guidance on Requirements for Substances in Articles. The update replaces the previous Guidance. Beginning June 1, 2011, companies must notify to ECHA substances present in articles they produce or import that were included on the substances of very high concern (SVHC) Candidate List before December 1, 2010, if both of the following conditions are met:...
March 30, 2011

Industry Comments on Generic Drug User Proposal

Two of the trade associations named as negotiators by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its proposal for the imposition of generic drug user fees have filed comments regarding the proposal that may frame their negotiating posture with the Agency going forward. The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates’ (SOCMA) Bulk Pharmaceutical Task Force and the European Chemical Industry Council’s (CEFIC) Fine Chemicals Group urged FDA to impose a registration fee...
March 29, 2011

Senate Committee Holds Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health

On March 29, 2011, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled “Oversight Hearing on Disease Clusters and Environmental Health.” Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ranking Member of the Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health Subcommittee, introduced the Strengthening Protections for Children and Communities from Disease Clusters Act (S. 76), also known as Trevor’s Law, on January 25, 2011. The bill...
March 28, 2011

FDA to Hold Food Advisory Committee Meeting on Possible Link between Food Dyes and ADHD in Children

On March 30 and 31, 2011, the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a Food Advisory Committee meeting on the possible link between synthetic dyes in food products and behavioral issues in children, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Members of the Food Advisory Committee have been charged to “consider available relevant data on the possible association between consumption of certified color...
March 25, 2011

Notification Deadline Date for SVHCs Is Approaching

Now that the number of substances included on the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Candidate List is up to 47 and counting, it is important to pay closer attention to requirements pertaining to substances of very high concern (SVHC). Article 7 of REACH requires producers, importers, and suppliers of articles to notify the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) of the presence in articles of SVHCs that have been on the Candidate...
March 24, 2011

Jim Willis, EPA, to Join United Nations Environment Programme

Effective April 18, 2011, Jim Willis, Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) Chemical Control Division (CCD), will join the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Stockholm, and Rotterdam Conventions. Willis has been with EPA for more than 20 years in various staff through senior management positions. He also worked with UNEP for a number of years before returning to EPA in...
March 23, 2011

China to Implement Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

On March 12, 2011, China’s State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) issued Decree 591, “Regulation on the Safe Management of Dangerous Chemicals,” which concerns the safe use of chemicals. The regulation is very wide ranging in scope and “sets the tone” for future chemicals legislation. As one of the more immediate impacts, State Decree 591 uses the National Standards GB 13690-2009 on the general rules for the classification and hazard communication of chemicals,...
March 21, 2011

EPA Updates Table Listing Sunset Dates of Chemicals Subject to Final TSCA Section 4 and Related Section 12(b) Actions

Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its table listing the sunset dates of chemicals subject to final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 4 and related Section 12(b) actions. The table lists, in ascending Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number order, all chemical substances and mixtures that are and/or have been the subject of final TSCA Section 4 test rules and/or TSCA Section 4 enforceable consent agreements/orders (ECA) issued by EPA under...
March 14, 2011

CPSC Announces Launch of Consumer Product Safety Information Database

On March 11, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the availability of the SaferProducts.gov database mandated by Congress, as part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. CPSC encourages consumers to visit www.SaferProducts.gov to submit reports of harm or risks of harm, and to search for safety information on products they own or may be considering buying. According to CPSC, reporting product safety incidents through the site will help CPSC...
March 9, 2011

OEHHA Proposes Prop 65 Listings under Labor Code Mechanism

On March 4, 2011, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed to list four chemicals as known to the State to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop 65) under the “Labor Code mechanism” for listing contained in Health and Safety Code Section 25249.8(a). The four substances are: Chemical CAS No. Endpoint Reference Cyclopenta[cd]pyrene 27208-37-3 Cancer (2010a; 2010b) Ethanol in alcoholic beverages —...
February 22, 2011

March 1 Deadline Approaches for EPCRA Tier II Reporting Requirements

March 1, 2011, is the deadline for owners or operators of facilities covered under Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) to file annual “Tier II” reporting forms to the appropriate state and local agencies. Under EPCRA Section 312, any facility required under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations to maintain material safety data sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals and that stores these chemicals on-site during the...
February 11, 2011

Respondents to House Committee Identify FIFRA and TSCA Regulatory Actions as Impediments to Job Growth

On February 10, 2011, during a hearing on “Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation,” the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a preliminary staff report entitled Assessing Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation. In December 2010, Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent letters to over 150 businesses, industry organizations, and think tanks asking for examples of existing and proposed regulations that have negatively impacted job growth, as well as...
February 9, 2011

Turkey and South Korea Implement Chemical Management Programs

Both Turkey and South Korea are working to implement chemical management programs to comply with broader international initiatives. In December 2009, Turkey implemented new legislation concerning the classification, labeling, and packaging (CLP) of dangerous substances and preparations, and a regulation on safety data sheets (SDS) for dangerous substances and preparations. South Korea has initiated a process for the management of chemicals, with the objective of minimizing the harmful effects...
February 3, 2011

Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Chemical Safety Laws

On February 3, 2011, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health held a hearing entitled “Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Chemical Safety Laws.” Subcommittee Chair Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) last year introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010, a bill that would have reformed the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by shifting the burden of proof to industry to show chemicals are safe, rather than the U.S....
January 27, 2011

Jackson Signs Proposed Rule Amending Human Subjects Protections Rule

On January 18, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule that would revise EPA’s February 6, 2006, final rule concerning protections for subjects in human research. According to EPA, the proposed amendments would broaden the applicability of the rules to cover human testing with pesticides submitted to EPA under any regulatory statute it administers. The proposed amendments would also disallow participation in third-party pesticide...
January 24, 2011

FDA Proposal Responds to President Obama Order

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published on January 19, 2011, a “plan containing 25 actions it intends to implement during 2011 to improve the most common path to market for medical devices.” See FDA News Release, “FDA to improve most common review path for medical devices” (Jan. 19, 2011), available online. That path is the Premarket Notification, or 510(k) process, used for the bulk of...
January 10, 2011

CPSC Will Hold Web Conferences on the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database

On January 7, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that it will hold two live web conferences on the publicly available consumer product safety information database. During the first web conference, scheduled for January 11, 2011, CPSC will demonstrate key functions of the database, such as how a consumer will be able to use the new online reporting form to submit a report of harm related to the use of a consumer product...
January 3, 2011

Endrocrine Disruptor Webinar Follow-up

Thank you for participating in Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s webinar on endocrine disruptors Monday, December 20, 2010. We are delighted that you were able to participate, and hope that you found the information and format useful and convenient. Request the materials from this webinar....
December 28, 2010

DTSC Delays Implementation of Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released a December 23, 2010, letter from Linda S. Adams, California’s Secretary for Environmental Protection to Assembly Member Mike Feuer, the author of the 2008 law (A.B. 1879) that would require regulations to address chemicals and chemical ingredients in consumer products. In the letter, Secretary Adams responded to Feuer’s letter outlining his concerns about the DTSC’s November 16, 2010, release of revisions to...
December 21, 2010

SFIREG Holds Full Committee Meeting

On December 6-7, 2010, the State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Issues Research & Evaluation Group (SFIREG) held its semi-annual full committee meeting at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) offices in Arlington, Virginia. Through a cooperative agreement in 1978, EPA and the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO) created SFIREG, an AAPCO committee with EPA funding, to promote information exchange and cooperation between the...
December 20, 2010

OEHHA Proposes Regulations Concerning Toxics Information Clearinghouse

On December 17, 2010, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued proposed regulations that would specify hazard traits, environmental and toxicological endpoints, and other relevant data that are to be included in the Toxics Information Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) will develop. CDTSC will use information from the Clearinghouse to help identify chemicals of concern in consumer products as part of...
December 14, 2010

Korea Publishes List of Potential GHS Classifications and Plans to Issue New Material Safety Data Sheet Rules

Korea has taken a major step toward achieving full compliance with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals by identifying 151 substances as “hazardous” for consultation. The Ministry of the Environment (MoE) in Korea also is placing more responsibilities on manufacturers and importers by introducing new rules regarding updating and content of material safety data sheets (MSDS). The MoE has given companies just ten days to...