News for November 2007

News Archive

European Union Denies Exemption for the Use of Hexavalent Chromium for Electrical/Electronic Equipment

The European Union continues to issue regulatory directives restricting or limiting the use of metals in products such as the ELV, RoHS, and WEEE. Providing the surface finishing industry with information on compliance and testing methodology, understanding the specific requirements of these directives and how they impact global supply chains, and positioning the industry to more competitive in global markets is critical for the metal finishing industry and its customers.

DHS Issues Revised List of Chemical and Threshold Levels for Chemical Facility Security Regulations

On Nov. 20 DHS released a revised final rule and “Appendix A” list of chemicals. The Appendix A list of chemicals provides Screening Threshold Quantities (STQ) that trigger reporting requirements for facilities that possess chemicals of interest that may pose a potential security threat. In finalizing the Appendix A list of chemicals, DHS made several significant changes to the regulation.