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|The California Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Law|
Mitzi Ng Clark, Natalie E. Rainer; Keller and Heckman LLP;
June 30, 2016, previously published on May 31, 2016The California Rigid Plastic Packaging Container (RPPC) Act of 1991 and its regulations are intended to facilitate the reuse and recycling of rigid plastic packaging containers, with provisions that are geared towards increasing the use of postconsumer recycled plastic and reducing the use of...
|China's NHFPC Publishes Approvals for 23 Food Packaging Materials|
David J. Ettinger, Mark Thompson; Keller and Heckman LLP;
June 30, 2016, previously published on June 15, 2016On June 8, 2016, China's National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced online that 23 food packaging materials had passed the safety evaluation review by the NHFPC expert panel.
|Preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A Checklist for Businesses|
Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
June 30, 2016, previously published on June 16, 2016The new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation 2016/679, Apr. 27, 2016), approved by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, will replace the Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) effective May 25, 2018. The GDPR has been a long time...
|OSHA's New Recordkeeping Rule is Here- Do your Recordkeeping Procedures Comply with the New Provisions?|
Lawrence P. Halprin, Manesh K. Rath, David G. Sarvadi, Cressinda D. Schlag; Keller and Heckman LLP;
June 6, 2016, previously published on May 17, 2016On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its Final Recordkeeping Rule titled - Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses- to the Federal Register. OSHA’s Final Rule amends the current recordkeeping regulations to include 1) additional...
|Regulatory Landscape of Cross-Border E-Commerce in China Enters a New Spring|
Yin Dai, David J. Ettinger; Keller and Heckman LLP;
June 6, 2016, previously published on May 17, 2016In the spring of 2016, China is carrying out a series of new policies to reform its management of cross-border E-commerce (CBEC). While the reforms mainly focus on adjustment to the tax policies that apply to CBEC, in April, China published the List of Products Eligible for CBEC(known as the...
|Registration of Foreign Facilities Producing Food and Food Packaging Sold in Korea|
Yun Chen, David J. Ettinger, Wilfred Feng, Eric Gu, Mark Thompson; Keller and Heckman LLP;
May 30, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016Only a few months remain before the August 3, 2016 deadline for Korean registration of foreign food and food packaging manufacturing facilities. Registration is required for all facilities producing food, food additives, food packaging as well as components thereof, including functional health...
|New TSCA Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC) Now Active|
Martha E. Marrapese; Keller and Heckman LLP;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 2, 2016EPA has now activated the TSCA Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC) that it announced it would establish in June 2015. The CSAC will provide independent scientific advice and recommendations on the scientific basis for the agency’s risk assessments, methodologies, pollution prevention...
|The Cole-Bishop Amendment to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill Amending the Grandfather Date for "Deemed" Tobacco Products Passes House Committee - What Next?|
Azim Chowdhury, Samantha L. Dietle; Keller and Heckman LLP;
May 26, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016On April 19, 2016, the House Appropriations Committee voted to include a bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Rep. Tom Cole (R - OK) and Rep. Sanford Bishop (D - GA), to the 2017 fiscal year Agricultural Appropriations bill that would amend the February 15, 2007 "grandfather date" for...
|Updating The Biotechnology Mission For The Bioeconomy|
Martha E. Marrapese; Keller and Heckman LLP;
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 15, 2016What is the bioeconomy? The February 2016 Federal Activities Report on the Bioeconomy describes it as a loose-knit, diverse group of commercial activities with their common frame of reference being the deployment of renewable resources — plants, trees and vegetation — to make useful...
|OSHA's New Rule on Crystalline Silica Goes into Effect|
David G. Sarvadi, Cressinda D. Schlag; Keller and Heckman LLP;
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016On Friday, March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule reducing the permissible exposure limit (PEL) to respirable crystalline silica (RCS), reducing the PEL to 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air (µg/m3) averaged...