REGULATORY NEWS FOR WEEK OF JUNE 10, 2019
The organic import requirements in Part 13 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations have been incorporated into the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS). This resulted in considerable updates to the AIRS database, and the addition of several OGD extension to identify the organic fresh fruit and vegetable products that are identified.
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) will be providing information sessions regarding the federal fuels regulations. Three sessions have been scheduled at various locations in Canada.
A modern, innovative and growing economy benefits when Canada’s regulatory system is modernized. Regulations act as the “rule book” for how businesses must operate, and are an essential part of ensuring the health and safety of Canadians, protecting consumers, and safeguarding the environment.
It is concluded that methenamine, morpholine and the substance bearing CAS RN 4174-09-8 do not meet the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA.
Everyday products and manufactured goods are made of chemical substances. Paints, cleaning products, furniture, and toys are examples of products available to consumers. Other examples of everyday products include cosmetic and natural health products, such as shampoo, lotions, vitamins, and toothpaste. Canadians and the environment can be exposed to substances that are present in products. This occurs from their use and release into the environment, including through product disposal.
Ontario Regulation 340/94 is amended by adding the following section:
24.1 Despite any expiry date indicated on a driver’s licence card, if the driver’s licence is electronically renewed within 28 days before and up to one year after the date of expiry shown on the driver’s licence card then, for a period of 90 days starting on the day of the electronic renewal, the licence is valid for the purposes of section 33 of the Act, provided that the driver surrenders with the driver’s licence card a copy of a receipt showing that the driver’s licence was electronically renewed.
- Section 34 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:
- It is a condition of every driver’s licence that the holder’s signature appears in the appropriate place on the licence.
On May 20, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) released a major update of its Integrated Chemical Environment (ICE) resource. ICE provides data and tools to help develop, assess, and interpret chemical safety tests.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issued advance notices of proposed rulemaking on the removal of unnecessary regulatory barriers to the safe introduction of automated driving systems (ADS) vehicles in the United States. NHTSA and FMCSA are seeking comments at this stage to ensure that all potential approaches are fully considered as the agencies move forward with these regulatory actions.
On June 3, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law approved the adoption of Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25704, Exposures to Listed Chemicals in Coffee Posing No Significant Risk. The regulation will be effective on October 1, 2019. Section 25704 states, “Exposures to chemicals in coffee, listed on or before March 15, 2019 as known to the state to cause cancer, that are created by and inherent in the processes of roasting coffee beans or brewing coffee do not pose a significant risk of cancer.”
The European Chemicals Agency launched a new Communications Strategy 2019-2023 that drives us to be ambitious, strategic and consistent. We aim to tailor our communications to the needs of our target audiences in a language which is relevant and easy to understand, and communicate through the right channels and networks. We have also identified five priority focus areas to respond to the challenges of the changing communications landscape.
In collaboration with Imperial Oil and their Esso branded bulk fuel resellers, WSPS and its network of rural volunteers are helping farmers, agriculture workers and farm families keep safe through a program called Stop Think Act (STA).