EPA Alerts Final Rules

June 13, 2016: (FR) Amendments to Hazardous Chemical Reporting Regulations

OSHA recently revised the Hazard Communication Standard to ensure it conforms with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Manufacturers and importers of chemicals must ensure their products are classified and labeled according to the new standard and are required to create and distribute Safety Data Sheets.
In response to these revisions, EPA has made changes to the hazardous chemical reporting regulations and the hazard categories for hazardous chemical inventory forms.
The final rule will be effective on June 13, 2016 and has a compliance date of January 1, 2018.

EPA–HQ–SFUND–2010–0763; FRL 9945–07–OLEM