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by Yuqing Shi

Achieving global compliance is hard. Between different implementations, updating regulations, and an excess of information, just getting started can be a complicated task. Navigator can help by summarizing these obligations around the world.

On March 1st, 2017, we released a new version of Navigator that helps you find information faster and easier.

We’ve made it easier to reach the information you’re looking for. You can now access countries through the side navigation bar, browse major topics with the “cards” in the middle of the page, or skip to the most recent changes using the ‘Latest Updates’ section.

In addition to refreshing the design, we’ve updated and expanded the regulatory content. To hear more about our latest content expansion, consider joining us for one of our upcoming webinars:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT

by Shanice Chia On March 6, 2017

The Laos Government published the Law on Chemical Substances Management (in Lao version) in the Lao Official Gazette. This law will become fully effective 15 days after being published in the Gazette (i.e.,15 days after March 6, 2017). An official English translation of the Law is expected shortly. Please refer to the previous blog articles Laos Publishes Draft of Law on Chemicals and Laos Passes Law on Chemical Management for background information.

Reference

The Lao PDR Trade Portal – Display Site. Ministry of Industry and Commerce, 06 Mar. 2017. Web. 14 Mar. 2017: http://www.laotradeportal.gov.la/index.php?r=site%2Fdisplay&id=1181

 

ChemADVISOR's LOLI Data Analytics Version 1.0 mobile application is now available to download! This app allows users to quickly estimate and compare the relative regulatory burden of chemical substances.

On behalf of the development team, we would like to thank everyone who participated in Beta testing.  Your time and your thoughtful feedback are very much appreciated.  Version 1.0 directly incorporates many of your suggestions. You can see for yourself, the app is already live on both the Apple Store and Google Play. For more information about this application, visit our webpage or download the white paper.

 - Your LOLI Data Analytics Development Team

by John J. Kowalski, CHMM

On January 6, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) published a proposed rule concerning the Agency’s addition of natural gas processing (NGP) facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).  See our previous blog article entitled “U.S. EPA Proposes to Add NGP Facilities to the TRI,” which was posted on January 24, 2017, for additional information.

On March 8, 2017, the Agency extended the comment period from March 7, 2017 to May 6, 2017.  According to EPA, “This action is in response to stakeholders’ requests to extend the comment period.”  It means that stakeholders who choose to submit comments on the proposed rule have additional time to do so.

Reference:

Environmental Protection Agency.  “Addition of Natural Gas Processing Facilities to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI); Extension of Comment Period.”  Federal Register 82 (8 March 2017): 12924-12924.  https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-08/pdf/2017-04313.pdf