Archive for the ‘Environmental’ Category

European Parliament Approves Recast of RoHS Directive

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U.S.: SEC Regulations Requiring Disclosure of Conflict Minerals

The U.S. conflict minerals disclosure requirements will trigger a review of many companies’ supply chain management policies to implement the source-of-origin requirements that the use of these materials will trigger.

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U.S.: Update on the Lacey Act Import Declaration Enforcement Schedule

Lacey Act amendments expand its protections to include any wild member of the plant kingdom (including trees from natural or planted forest stands), and any products made thereof.

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U.S.: Senate Passes Conflict Minerals Legislation

The U.S. Senate passes legislation that expanded Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and public disclosure obligations for a range of companies using certain “conflict minerals” and their derivatives.

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U.S.: EPA Strengthens Environmental Justice Enforcement Efforts

The Agency will focus on preventative measures that will reduce the incidence of community exposure to pollutants and help further the EPA’s goal of achieving environmental justice.

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U.S.: APHIS Proposes Definitions for Lacey Act Exemptions

On August 4, 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed regulations under the Lacey Act, a statute combatting illegal trafficking in wildlife, fish, and certain plants.

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