Apr 17, 2019

Developments to Watch: State Chemical Regulation and Proposed Legislation

Toxic Chemicals & State Chemical Regulation

At least 22 States have had at least 97 pieces of legislation introduced in their legislatures for chemical regulation or bans, over and above regulatory actions taken by EPA under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In addition to complying with chemical registration requirements on the federal level under TSCA, manufacturers, importers, and users of chemicals must also be familiar with and remain in compliance with numerous State chemical regulatory requirements. California’s labeling requirements under its Proposition 65 are only one example. For that reason, it is prudent to monitor legislative developments in State legislatures around the country that… Read more


Jul 30, 2012

New Substances Added to List of Chemicals Subject to Warning Requirements under California’s Proposition 65

California law places  certain warning requirements on any person who in the course of doing business in that state knowingly or intentionally exposes another person to certain listed chemicals determined by the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.  Hundreds of substances, ranging from industrial chemicals  to alcoholic beverages, when associated with alcohol abuse, are subject to California’s warning requirement.  Violators can be liable for civil penalties.  The list is updated at least once per year. Effective July 24, 2012, California has added isopyrazam, a fungicide, and 3,3’,4,4’‑tetrachloroazobenzene, associated with certain herbicides, to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer… Read more