Brazil Recommends Expansive Chemical Regulations

July 13, 2016
Proposed bill would include registration and reporting requirements, substance risk assessments and risk management measures.

Brazil’s Ministry of the Environment has posted for public comment a draft bill that would monitor, evaluate and control the use of industrial chemicals produced in or imported into the country, according to an article from the National Law Review. The proposed bill would reportedly include a registry of chemical production and imports, a substance risk assessment process and a risk management program authorized to regulate chemicals and impose use restrictions.

According to the article, the development of the proposed bill (which is several steps away from becoming law) marks the first time that a Latin American government has made a serious effort to develop comprehensive chemicals legislation. Because the bill was drafted by the administration of impeached President Dilma Rousseff and released under her challenger, acting President Michel Temer, it reportedly indicates widespread support of the measure independent of any political party agenda.

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