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California Finalizes Proposition 65 Exemption For Coffee
On June 3, 2019, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) announced that it had approved a regulation proposed by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA
United States
19 Jun 2019
California Proceeds To Finalize Its Proposition 65 Exemption For Coffee
On January 9, 2019, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) took a further – and potentially final – step toward exempting coffee from Proposition 65 warnings.
United States
18 Jan 2019
Proposition 65 Legislative Changes Likely "Lack Merit"
On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1583 into law. It was promoted as a means of reducing frivolous Proposition 65 (Prop 65) lawsuits...
United States
25 Oct 2017
Consumer Product Update - California's Green Chemistry Initiative Looks For New Products To Regulate
DTSC seeks public input to evaluate whether certain product/chemical combinations will be targeted for future inclusion in the SCP Program.
United States
19 Oct 2017
California Unveils Its First Green Chemistry Regulations For Children's Foam-Padded Sleeping Products With Fire Retardants
On July 15, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its first proposed "Priority Products List" regulations under the California Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.
United States
25 Jul 2016
The Toxic Substances Control Act Amendments May Do Little To Relieve California Headaches For Businesses
Business groups largely supported the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Amendments in order to address concerns about the emergence of varying state-by-state requirements that regulate the chemicals used in consumer products.
United States
18 Jul 2016
Federal Toxics Law Grows Up: Congress Strengthens The Toxic Substances Control Act
President Obama has signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the first time since it was enacted in 1976.
United States
30 Jun 2016
Risky Business: OEHHA To Require Prop 65 Data Submissions
First, Section 25205 requires that businesses provide OEHHA with information for use on OEHHA's website.
United States
2 Feb 2016
Consumer Products "Either/Or": California Issues Guidance On Alternatives Analysis For Safer Products
California's Green Chemistry Initiative has taken another step forward with the issuance of guidance on the heart of the law, the analysis of safer substitutes for chemicals in consumer products.
United States
13 Oct 2015
California's Green Chemistry Agency Issues New Guidance To Identify Future Consumer Products For Regulation
California's Green Chemistry Initiative continues to build momentum. On April 16, 2015, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control released its final April 2015 Priority Product Work Plan for 2015–2017.
United States
28 Apr 2015
Lead Paint Companies Hit With Billion Dollar Judgment In California Public Nuisance Case
In a decision with potentially far-reaching impacts, a California state court has ordered three major paint companies to pay $1.15 billion to clean up lead paint in homes throughout California.
United States
17 Jan 2014
California Presses Its Green Chemistry Initiative
California has undertaken a number of new initiatives in its environmental and product liability laws. One of the most significant is its Green Chemistry Initiative to attempt on a state level to remove or reduce toxic chemicals in products, and to require advance study and disclosure of chemical risks.
United States
27 Aug 2008
Quarterly Cleantech Update: "Evaluation And Ownership Of Carbon Value", First Quarter 2008
The Cleantech practitioners at Morrison & Foerster are delighted to share this Quarterly Cleantech Update.
United States
6 May 2008
Ninth Circuit Decides CERCLA Case Regarding Defenses To Joint And Several Liability
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case of first impression regarding the "divisibility" defense to joint and several liability under the federal Superfund, or "CERCLA."
United States
13 Apr 2007
California Adopts Emergency Regulations To Restrict Hazardous Substances (Rohs) In Electronic Products
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued emergency regulations on December 22, 2006 to restrict allowable concentrations of lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium in eight categories of video display electronics devices.
United States
12 Jan 2007
More Than An Inconvenient Truth: Making Sense Of The California Global Warming Solutions Act Of 2006
On August 30, 2006, Governor Schwarzenegger announced that he had reached an "historical agreement" with the California Legislature to create a new regulatory regime to combat global warming. The deal will lead to the enactment of AB 32, a bill introduced by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and Member Fran Pavley.
United States
5 Sep 2006
New EPA Rule Reduces RCRA Reporting Requirements
On April 4, 2006, EPA published a new rule regarding federal hazardous waste regulations in an effort to reduce recordkeeping, reporting, and inspection requirements imposed on businesses, states, and the public. See 71 Fed. Reg. 16862 (Apr. 4, 2006). The new rule, which becomes effective May 4, 2006, is intended to reduce the paperwork burden imposed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Industries affected by the new rule include manufacturing, transportation, waste treatmen
United States
9 May 2006
REACH: European Union Proposal to Regulate Toxic Chemicals
Toxic chemical law will undergo a major change in 2006 when the European Union is expected to enact legislation known as the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH). REACH will replace more than 40 existing directives and regulations. It requires registration of chemicals made in or imported to the EU, assessment of the risks arising from chemical use, and implementation of measures to manage risks.
European Union
14 Jun 2004
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