Amendments to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard Take Effect July 19, 2024

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the final rule on May 20, 2024, to amend the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS or HazCom) in 29 CFR 1910.1200. Amendments to the HCS will mostly align with the 7th Revision (and some parts of the 8th Revision) of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling [...]

Mill Assessment/ Registration Timelines: UPDATE

Earlier this year the California Governor unveiled a proposal to increase the pesticide mill assessment, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) primary funding source. The proposal has gone through many revisions due to stakeholder feedback. The Governor is expected to sign the amended AB 2113 into law this week, which included compromises brought to [...]

Reminder to File Cosmetic Product Listings and Facility Registrations by July 1st

Upcoming Deadlines July 1, 2024 Product listings and facility registrations for cosmetic products under the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) must be completed by July 1, 2024. These filings can be made online in the FDA Cosmetics Direct portal. FDA has released a user guide to assist responsible parties in signing up and [...]

New Ohio Online Submission Database Launch

On May 9, 2024, the Ohio Department of Agriculture released a new online database submission portal (OHID) for pesticide product registration. In addition to the release of this portal, Ohio has announced other major changes to its registration process that are now in effect and require immediate action. Renewal Registrations In an effort to move [...]

California Department of Pesticide Regulation Proposes Fee Increase

Per California Notice 2024-09, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) held a webinar to discuss their proposed increase in pesticide registration fees. The fees will increase in two stages over their next two fiscal years. In support of the fee increases, DPR is citing the need to support current and future business functions of [...]

EPA Issues New Guidance on “Absence of an Ingredient” Claims

Last week, EPA issued a new Guidance on “Absence of an Ingredient” Claims Associated with Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)-Regulated Products which creates a pathway for adding certain “free from” claims to pesticide products. This guidance follows many discussions between EPA and industry on whether a “free from” claim is important information to [...]

WOAH List Testing Requirements for Non-Public Health Claims

Efficacy claims on EPA-registered antimicrobial pesticides can be divided into two claim categories: public health and non-public health.  Public health claims are those relating to the control of one or more specific microorganisms that are directly or indirectly infectious or pathogenic to humans or both humans and animals.  Non-public health efficacy claims are specific to [...]

Have you assessed your Quat and Chlorhexidine Hand Sanitizers/Washes/Scrubs and other drugs for Nitrosamines? The deadline has passed!

What are Nitrosamines? Nitrosamines are impurities that may be found in some drug products. These impurities are not expected to be harmful at low levels, but may increase the risk of cancer when ingested at higher levels over a long period of time. The FDA has set guidelines for over-the-counter (OTC) drug monograph and pharmaceutical [...]

Are Your Consumer Product Labels Compliant?

Consumer product labels are subject to a multitude of state and federal requirements. Creating a compliant consumer product label can be challenging.  Whether your product is marketed in the U.S. or Canada, SRC has you covered! SRC will work with your company to ensure your consumer product labels are compliant with the following requirements: U.S. [...]