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Since 1990, Cornerstone (formerly SARA Services, 1990-95) has provided superior environmental and safety compliance solutions to the regulated community, and services clients throughout North America, Europe and Asia. We offer enterprise solutions for environmental regulatory compliance, worker safety, quality systems and custom software solutions. As part of our commitment to ensure our clients receive the highest level of services, our Quality Management System has been ISO 9001:2008 certified since 2008.
TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Final Rule published 8/11/2017 in Federal Register (40 CFR 710)
Chemical manufacturers, processors, distributors and importers are subject to chemical control requirements under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). TSCA provides EPA with authority to require reporting, recordkeeping, testing requirements and restrictions relating to chemical substances and/or mixtures.
Many original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) are issuing requests that ask their suppliers (which may include Processors and Users) to seek confirmation that any chemical substances used in the supplier’s product(s) [via Bill of Materials] and related substances are reviewed to ensure that no chemicals are inadvertently left off the Active Inventory.
As part of these requests, Suppliers are being asked to take steps to ensure the EPA Inventory Notification process is completed by February 2018 or, at the least, prior to October 5, 2018, for all non-exempt chemical substances used throughout your supply chain. This includes many manufacturers that have requested their vendors coordinate with upstream suppliers (chemical manufacturers and importers) to ensure they too are taking steps to comply in a timely manner.
As a Processor or User, if you have received such a request or anticipate a request of this nature from a customer, it is critical to be thorough in your approach. CEHS can assist. Please give us a call to discuss your specific needs.
OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports to December 15, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – To allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with a new electronic reporting system launched on August 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to December 15, 2017.
Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule
The Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule finalizes a much-needed update to the hazardous waste generator regulations. The rule makes the regulations easier to understand, facilitate better compliance, provide greater flexibility in how hazardous waste is managed, and close important gaps in the regulations. The rule becomes effective on May 30, 2017.