Hazardous Substances Update

Read the latest decisions and news from the hazardous substances team.

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November 2020

In this issue: a revamped regime for classifying hazardous substances takes effect in late April 2021, the recapture deadline for methyl bromide extends, and six more chemicals are prioritised for reassessment.

October 2020

In this issue: a reminder to dispose of four banned paraquat products, new organisms may combat problem wasps, and the latest decision on hydrofluorocarbon permit allocations.

September 2020

In this issue: decision-makers on methyl bromide issue their latest direction and minute, approval for a new fungicide, and import reminders with fireworks season and Christmas looming.

August 2020

In this issue: the latest from the methyl bromide hearing, import reminders on mothballs and fireworks, and a status check on two new substances that protect potatoes.

July 2020

In this issue: the EPA’s first virtual hearings, updates on methyl bromide, and the outcome of the latest Chemical Review.

June 2020

In this issue: Approval for new crop-protecting insecticide, review identifies 18 hazardous substances for reassessment, and GHS consultation resumes.

May 2020

In this issue: Information about legal requirements for hand sanitiser and cleaning products, and the next phase for GHS consultation.

April 2020

In this issue: Ethanedinitrile application update, hand sanitiser guidance, hydrofluorocarbon permits reminder, neonicotinoid information call and GHS update.

March 2020

In this issue: Methyl bromide reassessment update, proposed safe work instrument for ethanedinitrile, reassessment of benzyl alkonium chlorides, and an update on our Chemical Review.

February 2020

In this issue: New guide to our risk assessment methodology, an update on methyl bromide, Stockholm Convention consultation, and HSNO compliance reminders to importers and manufacturers.

January 2020

In this issue: grounds have been established to reassess neonicotinoids, we call for information on hydrogen cyanamide, and we are reassessing benzyl alkonium chlorides.