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On August 30, 2016, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) repealed and readopted Article 6 of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations, which sets forth the method and content deemed to be clear and reasonable for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


TCFD Report Will Shape Future Expectations for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
Authors: Kristin H. Gladd, Leah A. Dundon, Paul E. Hagen, Lauren A. Hopkins, K. Russell LaMotte
July 18, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD or Task Force) released its Final Report providing recommendations on voluntary climate-related financial disclosures.  The recommendations, developed by an industry-led task force of both users and preparers of disclosures, are intended to support the production of more consistent and clear financial disclosure of climate-related risks across sectors for use by investors, lenders, and insurers.  Most G-20 countries have existing legal frameworks that require the disclosure of material risks in financial reports.  Beyond legal mandates, investors are increasingly focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in evaluating potential investments and future business risk.  While the Task Force’s recommendations are voluntary and independent of the environmental sustainability disclosure standards currently under review in the U.S. by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (see Beveridge & Diamond alert on the SEC concept release), the recommendations will impact the approach many publicly traded companies take to data collection and climate risk reporting over the long-term.


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


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


EPA’s Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Pose Challenges for Industry, Particularly Importers
Authors: Mark Duvall, Lauren Hopkins, Meghan Quinn, Jacob Duginski*, and Shengzhi Wang**
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 19, 2016


EPA’s Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Pose Challenges for Industry, Particularly Importers
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Lauren A. Hopkins, Jacob P. Duginski*, Meghan A. Quinn, Shengzhi Wang**
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 23, 2016


New Proposition 65 Regulation Amendments Modify Clear and Reasonable Warning Requirements and Private Enforcement Settlement Provisions
Authors: Lauren A. Hopkins, Gary J. Smith, Meghan A. Quinn
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 19, 2016


Maddie Kadas Outlines Trends in Latin American Environmental and Product Regulation and Enforcement for Latinvex
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
June 27, 2016


Comment Period Closing July 21 on Possible Expansion of Environmental Sustainability Disclosure Requirements
Authors: Leah Dundon, Lauren Hopkins, Kristin Gladd, and Megan Morgan
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 9, 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


Beveridge & Diamond Elects Six New Principals
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 3, 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


Beveridge & Diamond Sponsoring, Speaking at Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting
October 21, 2015


D.C. Circuit Reaffirms Previous Conflict Minerals Decision: Disclosure Requirement Violates First Amendment
Authors: Russ LaMotte, Graham Zorn, and Lauren Hopkins
August 19, 2015


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


Beveridge & Diamond Sponsoring, Speaking at Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting
October 22, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


European Commission Releases RoHS Recast Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Guidance Document
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 18, 2012


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


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


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


APHIS Proposes Definitions for Lacey Act Exemptions - “Common Cultivar” and “Common Food Crop”
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 16, 2010


EPA Delays Enforcement of New Lead-Based Paint Certification and Training Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 25, 2010


Senators Kerry and Lieberman Unveil Comprehensive Energy and Climate Bill
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 17, 2010


SEC Issues Guidance on Climate Change Disclosure Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 5, 2010


SEC Votes to Issue Guidance on Climate Change Disclosure Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 28, 2010


SEC Announces Meeting on Climate Change Disclosure Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 25, 2010


EPA Seeks Comment on Proposed National Enforcement Priorities for 2011-2013
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 6, 2010


New Developments in Product Carbon Footprinting
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 7, 2009


Risk Assessment and Management of Existing Chemical Substances in Canada: The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 20, 2009


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