US House Appropriations Committee advances $9bn spending bill for EPA Locked

Legislation would maintain chemicals programme funding, but defund science transparency rule

North America, United States

Dutch biocides authority open to extending dossier deadlines Locked

Reasons related to Covid-19 acceptable

Europe, Netherlands

Canada clears base oils, antimony-containing substances Locked

Final screening assessments confirm 50 substances not harmful at current exposures

Canada, North America

EU Parliament adopts resolution on Commission's chemicals strategy Locked

Overwhelming support for document calling for 'paradigm shift' in legislation


US states coalition targets use of phthalates, PFASs in packaging Locked

Proposed update to model legislation calls for expanded focus beyond heavy metals

North America, United States, US states

Behind the latest news headlines with the Chemical Watch podcast Locked

Ghana's chemicals bill, European Commission looks at PMTs and tech giant HP's progress on safer chemicals

Africa & Middle East, Europe, North America, United States

Michigan governor signs two PFAS firefighting foam bills Locked

Laws will restrict use in training, require reporting and cleanup after use in field

North America, US states

India issues quality control orders for six chemicals Locked

Used to manufacture plastics, carpets, paints and coatings

Asia Pacific, India

Industry groups ask EPA for rule to guide TSCA risk management process Locked

Petition lays out blueprint of features to develop mitigation measures, consider alternatives

North America, United States

US CPSC staff recommends class-based approach to assessing OFRs Locked

Briefing package marks next step in petition seeking to ban organohalogen flame retardants from four product categories

North America, United States

Framework for REACH polymer data requirements set out in EU study Locked

Final report says 'every effort' should be made to share registration data


Echa round-up Locked

The latest news and developments this week

Europe, Lithuania

Hazardous chemicals account for a quarter of EU dangerous product alerts Locked

Rapex 2019 report finds high number of notifications for toys, tattoo inks


NGOs, retailer call for EU chemicals strategy to adopt grouping Locked

Approach proposed in Commission draft communication


US EPA round-up Locked

The latest news and developments this week

North America, United States

Covid-19: Deadline extensions, derogations and supply-chain news Locked

The latest news and developments

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America

Canada provisionally clears sulfurised isobutylene and six other substances Locked

60-day public consultation launched

Canada, North America

Thailand publishes first inventory of existing chemicals Locked

Essential step to establish new chemical law

Asia Pacific, Thailand

Draft EU chemicals strategy outlines plans to add ‘mixtures factor’ to REACH Locked

European Commission’s intention appears in unpublished document


California appeals court rejects ACC bid to rehear DINP case Locked

Trade group can still appeal to state supreme court

North America, United States, US states

Almost all HP Inc products consist of ‘safer alternatives’, company says Locked

As defined by the Chemical Footprint Project

Global, North America, United States

Ghana working on comprehensive industrial chemicals bill Locked

Would require registration of chemicals and give EPA authority to ban those posing 'unnecessary harm'

Africa & Middle East, Ghana

US electronics network to start worker exposure programme Locked

Members include US EPA, Intel, HP and Dell

North America, United States

Covid-19 survey indicates growing optimism and workloads Locked

July survey launched to build picture of evolving situation


Biocides have part to play in EU chemicals strategy, say trade bodies Locked

Consultation responses slate BPR, call for coherent strategy


European Commission lays out non-toxic material cycle ambitions Locked

Draft chemicals strategy elaborates on one substance – one assessment plan


US EPA proposed guidance policy could have ‘dramatic impacts’ on use of science Locked

ACC push for IRIS values' inclusion could open the door to petitions for removal or modification

North America, United States

Cosmetics industry publishes 'next gen' risk assessment framework Locked

Bid to boost confidence in NAMs


REACH restriction on four phthalates in consumer products now applies Locked

Use also prohibited for indoor products


Washington state finalises list of priority consumer products Locked

Safer Products for Washington programme to begin considering safer alternatives, regulatory responses

North America, US states