Regulatory Information

Key regulations and how they are managed within WERCSmart

California Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor - January 1, 2022
WERCSmart registrations that are within scope of the California Safe Cosmetics Product Program (CSCP) will receive a classification indicating whether the f...
Thu, 16 Dec, 2021 at 12:28 PM
Lithium battery - related air transport regulatory update
From a cell phone to a vaccine cooling device, lithium batteries and lithium battery containing products are everywhere in our daily life. The transport of ...
Wed, 17 Nov, 2021 at 1:16 PM
State regulations - chemicals in consumer products
Overview In the U.S., the regulation of chemicals in consumer products at the state level is not harmonized, a patchwork approach that is challenging to al...
Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 at 4:14 PM
FIFRA and WERCSmart – Partnering with retailers and suppliers to help confirm compliance
The last year has brought several new challenges in the pesticide and disinfectant space – while the EPA has not changed their views on these products, they...
Thu, 12 Aug, 2021 at 3:05 PM
Proposed TSCA PFAS rule would impact retail sector
Chemical control laws and regulations are increasingly targeting chemicals in articles.  As a result, retailers and suppliers need to understand ho...
Fri, 6 Aug, 2021 at 11:07 AM
Volatile Organic Compounds - Alternative Control Plan
An Alternative Control Plan can be used to comply with VOC standards for aerosol coating and consumer products outlined in Title 17, California Code of Regu...
Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 at 8:56 AM
Trade Secret - California Cleaning Product Right-To-Know
Trade Secret claims for an ingredient used in a registration is treated as Confidential Business Information.  Trade secret claims for ingredients have been...
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020 at 8:44 AM
Nonfunctional Constituent Ingredients
California requires the disclosure of specific constituents, or ingredients, when they are present in the product at levels greater than 0.01%.  Nonfunction...
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020 at 8:28 AM
Lithium Battery UN38.3 TSD non-compliant battery manufacturers – Products rendered non-selectable effective January 2, 2020 in WERCSmart
Effective Jan 1, 2020 – The Department of Transportation (DOT) published a proposed rule, 83 Fed. Reg. 60970 (November 27, 2018) which amends the current li...
Fri, 20 Dec, 2019 at 12:44 PM
Global Regulatory Compliance Tool: UL's Navigator
Navigator highlights the main chemical regulatory requirements for over 50 countries around the world. These summaries compile the most important informatio...
Mon, 1 Apr, 2019 at 11:29 AM

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