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CPSC Expands Phthalate Restrictions in Toys and Child Care Articles
Authors: K. Russell LaMotte, Ryan J. Carra
October 19, 2017


CPSC Announces Intent to Restrict Halogenated Flame Retardants in Consumer Products
Authors: K. Russell LaMotte, Ryan J. Carra
September 21, 2017


OEHHA Attempts to Clarify New Proposition 65 Clear and Reasonable Warning Regulations by Issuing Guidance and Proposed Amendments
Authors: Lauren A. Hopkins, Gary J. Smith, Meghan A. Quinn
August 30, 2017

On August 30, 2016, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) repealed and readopted Article 6 of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations, which sets forth the method and content deemed to be clear and reasonable for Proposition 65 warnings (“Article 6”).


Minamata Convention to Take Effect in August, Restricting the Production and Usage of Mercury Worldwide
Authors: K. Russell LaMotte, Paul E. Hagen
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 6, 2017


New Developments and Uncertainties for Conflict Minerals Disclosure
Authors: Paul Hagen, Lauren Hopkins, Russell LaMotte, Graham Zorn
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 10, 2017


SEC Conflict Minerals Rule Faces New Scrutiny Ahead of May Filing Deadline
Authors: Paul E. Hagen, Lauren A. Hopkins, Russell LaMotte, Megan L. Morgan, Graham C. Zorn
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 27, 2017


Maryland 2017 Environmental Legislative Agenda Set
Authors: Pamela D. Marks, Lindsey K. Selba, Jessica L. Kyle
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 10, 2017


Introducing Our California Environmental Tracker
Featured Authors: Lauren Hopkins and Jacob Duginski*
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 27, 2017


Impacts of the 2016 U.S. Election on Environmental Law, Policy, and Enforcement
Edited by David Friedland
November 16, 2016


Paul Hagen Speaking at International Bar Association's Annual Conference 2016
August 17, 2016


TSCA Reform Becomes Law; Now the Clock Starts to Tick on Implementation
Authors: Mark Duvall, Tim Serie, Sarah Kettenmann, and Ryan Carra
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 22, 2016


Now That TSCA Reform Is Here - What's Next
June 9, 2016


What’s New About the Revised TSCA
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra, Tim Serie, and Sarah Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 2, 2016


The District of Columbia and Washington State Pass Back-to-Back Bans on Flame Retardants
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra, and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 19, 2016


EPA Requests Comment on Tentative Denial of Petition to Expand Dramatically the RCRA Corrosivity Characteristic
Authors: Aaron H. Goldberg and Donald J. Patterson, Jr.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 12, 2016


PHMSA Signals Intent to Adopt ICAO Ban on Bulk Shipments of Lithium Ion Batteries as Cargo on U.S. Passenger Aircraft
Authors: Aaron Goldberg, Beth Richardson, and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 11, 2016


OEHHA Issues Additional Modifications to Proposition 65 Article 6: Clear and Reasonable Warning Requirements
Laura M. Duncan, Lauren A. Hopkins, Gary J. Smith, Meghan A. Quinn
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 1, 2016


DOT Issues Final Rule Providing Only Very Limited Relief for Reverse Logistics of Retail Products
Authors: Aaron Goldberg and Elizabeth Richardson
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 30, 2016


Prop 65 Regulatory Activity Raises New Compliance Questions for Industry
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra, Meghan Quinn
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 22, 2016


States Consider Over 60 Bills Regulating Chemicals in 2016
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra, and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 18, 2016


Key Governmental Obligations Under TSCA Reform Legislation
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 18, 2016


Evolving State Green Chemistry Initiatives
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 18, 2016


ICAO Bans Bulk Shipments of Lithium Batteries as Cargo on Passenger Aircraft
Authors: Aaron Goldberg, Beth Richardson, and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 26, 2016


Understanding New Lithium Battery Transport Requirements & Emerging Developments as Safety Concerns Mount
Authors: Aaron Goldberg, Beth Richardson, and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 9, 2016


Lessons from Lumber Liquidators’ Recent Lacey Act Criminal Sentence: Are You Exposed to Costly Environmental Compliance Risks?
Authors: Pete Anderson, Laura Duncan, and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 3, 2016


Former American Coatings Association Counsel Tim Serie Joins Beveridge & Diamond
Beveridge & Diamond, January 20, 2016


OEHHA Issues Further Modification of Warning Website Regulations
Authors: Laura Duncan, Gary Smith, Lauren Hopkins, and Meghan Quinn
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 28, 2015


FTC Issues Warning Letters About Environmental Seals and Certifications
Authors: Mark Duvall and Ryan Carra
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 16, 2015


Maryland Legislative and Regulatory Updates
Authors: Pamela Marks and Megan Morgan
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 4, 2015


California Continues Hazardous Waste Enforcement Campaign Against Retailers With Two New Multi-Million Dollar Settlements
Authors: Laura Duncan, Beth Richardson, Drew Mayer, and Steve Sarno
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 10, 2015


CPSC Proposes Additional Phthalate Restrictions
Authors: Mark Duvall and Andie Wyatt
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 5, 2015


California Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for DINP Effective December 20, 2014
Authors: Laura Duncan, Gary Smith, Drew Mayer
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 8, 2014


Conflict Minerals: D.C. Circuit to Reconsider Conflict Minerals Ruling; Initiatives Proceed in the European Union and China
Authors: Paul Hagen, Russ LaMotte, Lauren Hopkins, Graham Zorn
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 19, 2014


EPA Updates TSCA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments
By: Mark Duvall and Andie Wyatt
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 24, 2014


EPA Labeling Requirements for Products Containing or Manufactured with a HCFC Begin January 1, 2015
By: Russ LaMotte and Kristin Gladd
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 9, 2014


Ninth Circuit Upholds Alameda Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance, Triggering Implementation of King County Secure Medicine Return Rule
Authors: Paul Hagen, Don Patterson, and Kari Twaite
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 3, 2014


Petitioners Urge FTC to Investigate Utility’s Environmental Marketing Claims
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 19, 2014


DEA Controlled Substance Disposal Requirements Take Effect October 9, 2014
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 9, 2014


Conflict Minerals: Perspectives on Initial Filings and Preparations for 2015
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 3, 2014


Phthalates Panel Recommends Additional CPSC Restrictions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 13, 2014


What’s New Under the Food Safety Modernization Act?
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 30, 2014


Flame Retardants Face Increasing Federal and State Scrutiny
July 25, 2014


Comment Period Closing Soon on New FDA Food Transport Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 4, 2014


SEC Directs Issuers to Comply with Parts of the Conflict Minerals Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 30, 2014


California Considers Revisions to Proposition 65 Warning Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 28, 2014


D.C. Circuit Ruling on Industry Challenge and New SEC Conflict Minerals Disclosure Guidance
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 16, 2014


California Announces Initial Draft Priority Products Under California Safer Consumer Products Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 14, 2014


European Commission Releases Draft Conflict Minerals Regulation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 11, 2014


California’s Safe Cosmetics Website Lists Products With Ingredients Suspected to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Harm
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 13, 2014


FTC Continues Crackdown on Improper Environmental Marketing Claims
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 24, 2014


California Lists Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) as a Proposition 65 Carcinogen
December 12, 2013


Rite Aid to Pay $12.3 Million for Failing to Properly Manage Waste Products from its California Stores
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 12, 2013


United States Ratifies Convention Restricting Use, Emissions, and Handling of Mercury
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 11, 2013


California Approves Final Green Chemistry Regulations, Disapproves Key Trade Secret Provisions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 5, 2013


Senate TSCA Hearing Highlights Perils of Path Forward for Updated Chemicals Management Framework
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 15, 2013


Recycling Company Fined $4.5 Million for Illegal Export of Electronic Waste; Executives Receive Prison Sentences
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 26, 2013


Federal Judge Rejects Challenges to SEC Conflict Minerals Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 25, 2013


King County, Washington Enacts Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program
July 1, 2013


Conflict Minerals Update: The Courts, Congress, Canada and EU Consultations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 23, 2013


Alert Update: California Court Orders OEHHA to Remove BPA from Proposition 65 List
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 23, 2013


“Safe Chemicals Act,” First TSCA Reform Bill of 113th Congress, Reintroduced
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 16, 2013


Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 Mirrors TSCA Proposals, Would Greatly Expand FDA Authority Over Cosmetics
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 16, 2013


Owner of Electronics Export Company Receives a 30-Month Prison Sentence
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 2, 2013


States Propose to Regulate Chemicals While Congress Debates TSCA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 25, 2013


First-Ever Criminal CPSIA Charges Brought for the Importation and Sale of Hazardous Toys
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 15, 2013


Federal Criminal Conviction For Illegal Exportation of Electronic Waste
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 31, 2013


US DOT Seeking Comments on Aligning Lithium Battery Rules with 2013-2014 ICAO Technical Instructions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 4, 2013


DEA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Disposal of Controlled Substances
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 27, 2012


EPA Requires Manufacturers and Importers to Submit Studies on Cadmium in Consumer Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 5, 2012


U.S. Postal Service Allows Some Lithium Batteries in Equipment in International Mail
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 3, 2012


FTC Issues Revised Green Guides for Environmental Marketing
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 11, 2012


SEC Approves Final Conflict Minerals Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 24, 2012


California Green Chemistry: Public Comment Period for DTSC’s Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations Extended Until October 11, 2012
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 23, 2012


SEC Announces August Meeting to Consider Final Conflict Minerals Rule
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 3, 2012


California Revises Informal Draft Safer Consumer Products Regulations
Final Rulemaking Proposal Expected in June 2012
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 5, 2012


EPA Proposes New Notice and Reporting Requirements for Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Exporters as Part of Broader Effort on E-Waste
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 16, 2012


California Reissues Draft Green Chemistry Regulations for Safer Consumer Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 16, 2011


First-Ever Criminal Charges Filed Against Exporter of Electronic Waste
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 14, 2011


EPA, Industry Propose New Prioritization Scheme for Chemicals of Concern
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 12, 2011


Congress Fixes Problems in Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 15, 2011


Federal Interagency Task Force Announces National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 21, 2011


SEC Announces Delay of Final Conflict Minerals Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 11, 2011


APHIS Accepting Comments on U.S. Lacey Act Import Declaration Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 7, 2011


ARB Announces Settlements for Violations of California Consumer Product VOC Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 26, 2011


FDA Reopens Comment Period for GRAS Notification Procedure
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 24, 2011


California Announces It Will Not Adopt Green Chemistry Safer Alternatives Regulations for Consumer Products by the January 1, 2011 Statutory Deadline
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 30, 2010


European Parliament Approves Recast of RoHS Directive
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 20, 2010


SEC Issues Proposed Regulations Requiring Disclosure of Conflict Minerals
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 17, 2010


California Expands Rules Limiting VOCs in Consumer Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 7, 2010


California Revises Proposed Green Chemistry Safer Alternatives Regulations for Consumer Products; State on Track to Finalize Regulations By Year End
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 19, 2010


FTC Proposes Updates to "Green Guides" for Environmental Marketing
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 7, 2010


Formal Rulemaking Begins for California’s “Green Chemistry” Regulations on Safer Alternatives for Priority Consumer Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 23, 2010


California Releases Chemical Hazard Trait “Green Chemistry” Pre-Regulatory Draft Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 30, 2010


President Signs Into Law Conflict Minerals Legislation


California's Green Chemistry Draft Regulations for Safer Consumer Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 8, 2010


Senate Passes Conflict Minerals Legislation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 25, 2010


California Releases Draft Outline for Green Chemistry Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 6, 2010


Proposed California Law Would Require Producer Take-Back of Household Generated Medical Sharps and Syringes
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 8, 2010


Making Sense of Eco-labels: A Primer on “Green” Seals of Approval
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 23, 2010


Bisphenol A: A Hot Topic at FDA, EPA, States, and the Courts
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 19, 2010


California Releases Revised Proposal for Green Chemistry Consumer Product Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 16, 2009


U.S., EU, Japan and Canada Conclude Third International Meeting on Cosmetics
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 13, 2009


EU Council Revamps Commission’s Proposal to Revise RoHS and WEEE Directives
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 1, 2009


California Adopts New VOC Limits for Multi-Purpose Solvents, Paint Thinners and Air Fresheners
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 30, 2009


APHIS Revises Enforcement Schedule for Lacey Act Import Declaration Requirement
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 21, 2009


Plastic or Wood? Packaging Wars Break Out at APHIS
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 15, 2009


Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act: One-Year Update
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 14, 2009


CARB Seeks Federal Approval of Amended Consumer Products Regulations for Inclusion in CAA State Implementation Plan
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 3, 2009


California Solicits Comments on Draft Green Chemistry Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, July 16, 2009


Congress Considers Restrictions on E-Waste Exports
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 27, 2009


U.S. RoHS and Conflict Minerals Legislation Introduced in Congress
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 22, 2009


Mandatory Self-Disclosure of Product Problems to the CPSC
Expanded CPSC Reporting Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 18, 2009


California Court Affirms Proposition 65 Labor Code Listing Mechanism
Ruling Would Permit Adding Chemicals to Proposition 65 List
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 15, 2009


Citizens’ Petitions Under TSCA Seek to Change EPA’s Agenda
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 28, 2009


The Road Ahead for FDA: Changes in Leadership and Challenges
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 17, 2009


Bisphenol A Ban Proposals Proliferate
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 17, 2009


Bisphenol A Developments in 2008: The Year in Review
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, January 9, 2009


EU Commission Issues Proposed Changes to RoHS and WEEE Directives
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 8, 2008


EPA Requests Comments on Rulemaking Petition Seeking Greater FIFRA Regulation of Nano-Silver
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, December 3, 2008


CPSC Implements New Consumer Product Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 25, 2008


CPSC Requests Comments on Phthalates Ban
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, November 20, 2008


President Signs Bill Overhauling Consumer Product Safety Laws
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, August 14, 2008