This page focuses on the latest developments, emerging trends and best practices in the areas of chemical and product law litigation, regulation and compliance, both nationally and at the state level. This includes actions by federal agencies enforcing and interpreting federal regulations related to laws such as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), as well as state-centric chemical laws and regulations, including California’s Proposition 65, CONEG Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation, and various green chemistry regulations enacted in a growing number of states, including California’s Safer Consumer Products program.

The New Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) - How we got here, the highlights of the new law, and how it impacts companies and their products - Published in Westlaw Journal Environmental

Insight Dennis E. Raglin Dennis E. Raglin · August 18, 2016
On June 7, 2016, Congress passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.  This rare piece of bipartisan legislation – in an election year no less – was signed by President Obama on June 22, 2016.  The law updates the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA).  Numerous previous Congresses have

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California Proposes Extended (and More Detailed) Point-of-Sale Warning for BPA in Food-Related Containers

Insight Dennis E. Raglin Dennis E. Raglin · August 08, 2016
On May 11, 2015, the chemical bispenol A (BPA) was added to the “Proposition 65” list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause either cancer or reproductive toxicity.  BPA is a known reproductive toxicant for females and is often used as an industrial chemical to make polycarbonate, a hard, clear plastic.  This

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Proposed Revisions to Proposition 65 Warnings Regulations

Insight Dennis E. Raglin Dennis E. Raglin · May 26, 2016
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released its latest proposed revisions to Proposition 65’s warning regulations. This has been a three-year effort and these latest proposed revisions, though not yet final and subject to further change, are likely close to the final version. The agency is accepting additional

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