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December 21st, 2017
Recent Lighting Regulatory and Efficiency Program Updates

By: Austin Gelder / UL Lighting Performance Technical Advisor In the ever-changing world of lighting regulations, it is difficult to find the time to monitor when a change is happening, and it is even harder to decipher the regulatory language to determine how it will impact a given set of products. Fortunately, UL can help… read more

November 16th, 2017
NEHA Annual Educational Conference 2018

Date: June 25 – 28, 2018 Location: Anaheim Marriott Hotel, CA The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to bring you the NEHA 2018 AEC and HUD Healthy… read more

December 14th, 2016
California Energy Commission Adopts Standard for LED

The California Energy Commission has adopted Lighting Efficiency Standards for lamps and light emitting diodes (LED). The adoption notice specifies amendments in Title 20: 1601, 1602, 1604, 1605.1, 1605.3, 1606 and 1607. The standard applies to small diameter directional lamps and light emitting diodes (LED). Important dates are: Filed Date: November 1, 2016 Effective Date:… read more

October 12th, 2016
New California Flammability and Labeling Laws Went into Effect January 1, 2015

California has two laws affecting furniture that will take effect January 1, 2015. The first is the updated TB 117-2013 standard, effective on January 1, 2014 with full compliance required by January 1, 2015, which has significant changes in the flammability testing requirements for upholstered furniture and specifies revised test methods and labeling requirements. Learn… read more

July 19th, 2016
California Sets New MADL for Bisphenol A

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued an Amendment to Section 25805, Maximum Allowable Dose Level – Bisphenol A (Dermal Exposure from Solid Materials). The new maximum allowable dose level (MADL) for bisphenol A (BPA) from dermal exposure from solid materials has been set to 3 micrograms per day. Announced on June… read more

February 10th, 2016
Are You Prepared to Demonstrate Compliance with California Requirements for Water Supply Infrastructure?

Are you managing municipal construction projects for water supply infrastructure? If so, you may be aware that majority of states have legislations, regulations or policies requiring compliance or certification of materials and components in contact with potable water to NSF/ANSI Standard 61.  Did you know that in the State of California, most projects that involve… read more

April 20th, 2015
California Issues Bill to Disclose Ingredients of “Chemically Formulated Consumer Product”

The State of California has introduced Assembly Bill 708 that will require the disclosure of all ingredients used in a “chemically formulated consumer product.” The legislation is prompted by a proposal linking ingredients of these products to some health conditions such as asthma and cancer. The bill, if passed, specifies that, beginning July 1, 2016,… read more

April 20th, 2015
California Introduces Bill Requiring the Disclosure of Toxic Chemicals in Juvenile Products

The State of California has introduced CA SB 763: Juvenile products: flame retardant chemicals that would require the disclosure of toxic chemicals in juvenile products. The bill’s definition of juvenile products includes, but is not limited to, the following: Bassinets Booster seats and car seats Changing pads Floor play mats Highchairs and highchair pads Infant… read more

November 18th, 2014
California Governor Signs Bill Requiring Flame Retardant Labeling on Furniture

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation, SB 1019 authored by Senator Mark Leno, that gives California consumers the ability to make informed decisions about whether to buy furniture containing unnecessary flame retardant chemicals. The legislation requires a disclosure of the use or absence of flame retardant chemicals on existing furniture labels. The new labeling… read more

November 18th, 2014
New Labeling Requirement in California for Products Containing DINP

Under California’s Proposition 65, manufacturers of consumer products sold in California will be required to include a warning label on items containing any measurable amount of diisononyl phthalate (DINP). Under the federally mandated Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), DINP is restricted to maximum levels of 0.1% in mouthable toys and components and remains legal… read more