Top global EHS regulatory changes – May 2022

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By: Sydney Sybydlo

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in May 2022. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here, and we will contact you shortly.

Canada – Federal

Amended Document – Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
Amending Document – Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Canada Labour Code (Respiratory Protective Equipment)

First Effective Date: 2 May 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces, Building Management & Maintenance

The changes to this document are part of a suite of amendments to occupational health & safety regulations that notably “allow CSA Group certified [respiratory protective] equipment to be provided as an alternative to [National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health] certified equipement in federally regulated workplaces, where there is a risk of injury or disease due to exposure to an airborne hazardous substance and the equipment does not provide air” and incorporate by reference certain respiratory protection provisions and naming conventions from relevant CSA Standards. A further change to this document aligns the percentage level in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere throughout the document.

Other amended documents include the Administrative Monetary Penalties (Canada Labour Code) Regulations, Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, On Board Trains Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, and Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations.

Amended Document – Pest Control Products Regulations
Amending Document – Regulations Amending the Pest Control Products Regulations (Ultraviolet Radiation-emitting Devices and Ozone-generating Devices)

First Effective Date: 8 June 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Building Management & Maintenance

The amended document notably “prescribe[s] UV and ozone-generating devices as pest control products in Schedule 1” (“Prescribed Devices”) that require registration, with certain exceptions, clarifies that these regulations apply to “ultraviolet radiation-emitting devices” and “ozone-generating devices”, as defined herein, exempts Class II, III, and IV medical devices that are regulated by the Medical Devices Regulations from the application of these regulations, requires that UV and ozone-generating devices which are manufactured for export “be permitted on the basis that the manufacturer meets the labelling requirements for safe transport and certifies that the exported product meets the legal requirements in the importing country,” establishes certification, design, and labelling conditions under which UV devices would not require registration, and allows access to the UV component of authorized UV devices, “provided there are instructions related to safe handling and disposal procedures.”

Canada – Alberta

Amended Document – Directive 020: Well Abandonment
Amending Document – Bulletin 2022-14: New Edition of Directive 020

First Effective Date: 25 April 2022
Industry Sector: Oil & Gas Industry

This Directive sets the requirements for abandonments, casting removal, zonal abandonments and plug backs as required under s.3.013 of the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules (Alta.Reg.151/1971). The directive applies to all open-hole and cased-hole abandonments. Routine abandonments, those abandonments that comply with the requirements found in this Directive do not require approval by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). Non-routine abandonments, those that do not meet the requirements of this Directive, do need approval from the AER before work may be started.

This edition, according to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), clarifies provisions regarding “AER notification,” “remedial cementing of porous intervals and protected intervals,” and “setting of a permanent bridge plug and permanent packer.” Other amendments provide that Directive 087: Well Integrity Management contains “suggested procedures for gas migration testing and surface casing vent flow testing.”

Canada – New Brunswick

Amended Document – General Regulation
Amending Document – General Regulation 2022-05-20 Amendments

First Effective Date: 20 May 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces, Building Management & Maintenance

The amended document notably to make various changes to occupational health and safety rules for the logging industry, including to:

  • revise the definition of “logging operation” to include the delimbing, cutting to length, processing on site and extraction of trees;
  • require employers to ensure that an effective communication plan is in place for employees;
  • require employers to develop a code of practice to protect employees from possible environmental conditions;
  • require powered mobile equipment be equipped with safe means of access and egress, and cleats or corks when woods roads are frozen;
  • establish rules for the safe transportation of powered mobile equipment;
  • introduce additional personal protective equipment requirements for the industry, rules for safe felling of standing dead trees, and rules for cable logging systems; and
  • expand rules for loading operations.

The changes also more broadly:

    • add definitions of various terms, including “occupational exposure limit”;
    • require that places of employment be adequately ventilated in accordance with relevant industrial standards;
    • incorporate by reference various updated industry standards;
    • require employers to ensure that engineering controls are designed, installed and maintained in accordance with good engineering practices;
    • require employers to provide respirators (and employees to wear them) in certain circumstances;
    • require employers to control levels of air contaminants using local exhaust ventilation systems, and provide rules for the use and maintenance of such systems;

  • replace various references to a “threshold limit value” with “occupational exposure limit”; and
  • introduce a code of practice for employers and employees who work with or in proximity to asbestos.

Canada – Nova Scotia

Amended Document – Electricity Act
Amending Document – An Act to Amend Chapter 25 of the Acts of 2004, the Electricity Act

First Effective Date: 22 April 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces, Building Management & Maintenance

The amended document notably permits customers to generate their own electricity using a renewable low-impact generator or energy storage device with a total nameplate capacity of 27 kilowatts or less, allows subscribers to offset their electricity bill if they generate enough power from renewable sources such as solar panels, and allows authorized persons to apply to the Province’s Green Choice Program to procure renewable low-impact electricity.

Canada – Ontario 

Amended Document – Building Code, 2012
Amending Document – Amending O. Reg. 332/12 (Building Code)

First Effective Date: 29 April 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Construction Industry, Utilities & Communications Industry, Building Management & Maintenance

The amended document is aligned with the new National Building Code of Canada 2020. Updated provisions include rules for encapsulated mass timber construction for up to 12-storey buildings, earthquake and structural design, fire safety and fire protection systems, and occupancy permits for buildings 65 or more storeys tall.

Canada – Quebec

New Principal Document – Act ending exploration for petroleum and underground reservoirs and production of petroleum and brine

First Effective Date: 13 April 2022
Industry Sector: Oil & Gas Industry

This document prohibits exploration for petroleum and production of petroleum and brine, and exploration for underground reservoirs to explore for, store, or product petroleum or brine. It also revokes petroleum exploration and production licences, provides for a compensation program for revoked licenses, and requires holders of revoked licenses to permanently close wells and restore sites.

Amended Document – Environment Quality Act
Amending Document – An Act mainly to reinforce the enforcement of environmental and dam safety legislation, to ensure the responsible management of pesticides and to implement certain measures of the 2030 Plan for a Green Economy concerning zero emission vehicles

First Effective Date: 12 May 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry

The amended document notably:

  • revises the definition of “person” to include trusts and any other groups of persons;
  • requires persons responsible for the accidental release of a hazardous material to recover, clean, or treat the matter contaminated by the release;
  • provides additional circumstances in which authorization holders are required to obtain an amendment to the authorization before changing their project and what information must be included in the amendment application;
  • provides a 90-day period for the submission of reports and certificates concerning rehabilitation plan works;
  • prohibits the use, sale, and possession of devices for tampering with motor vehicle pollution control systems;
  • introduces additional record-keeping requirements relating to the release of hazardous material into the environment;
  • establishes cases in which a person who has custody of land must apply for the registration of a notice of land use restriction in the land register; and
  • revises various penalties and fine amounts.

Amended Document – Pesticides Act
Amending Document – An Act mainly to reinforce the enforcement of environmental and dam safety legislation, to ensure the responsible management of pesticides and to implement certain measures of the 2030 Plan for a Green Economy concerning zero emission vehicles

First Effective Date: 12 May 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Chemicals Industry

The amended document notably provides that a “pesticide” includes pest control products registered under the federal Pest Control Products Act and seeds coated with pesticides, provides that it applies to pesticide waste and pesticide-contaminated waste and all activities relating to the manufacture, sale, and work relating to pesticides, “establish[es] rules for the possession of pesticides,” requires permit holders to inform the Minister of the cessation of their activities within 30 days of the cessation, introduces penalties and revises fine amounts.

United States – Federal

Amended Document – 40 CFR 82 Subpart G Significant New Alternatives Policy Program
Amending Document – Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of HFO-1234yf Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program for Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning in Nonroad Vehicles and Servicing Fittings for Small Refrigerant Cans

First Effective Date: 3 June 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry

The amended document notably lists “the refrigerant 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoroprop-1-ene, also known as HFO-1234yf or R-1234yf, as acceptable, subject to use conditions, in the motor vehicle air conditioning end-use for certain types of newly manufactured nonroad (also called off-road) vehicles, which includes some vehicles that are also considered heavy-duty vehicles,” incorporates by reference updated industry safety standards concerning motor vehicle refrigerants and safety mechanisms, and requires “unique servicing fittings for use with small refrigerant cans (two pounds or less) of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoroprop-1-ene that are used to service onroad and nonroad vehicles.”

Amended Document – 40 CFR 63 Subpart IIIII National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants
Amending Document – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants Residual Risk and Technology Review

First Effective Date: 6 May 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry

The amended document notably confirms the risk assessment and determination that “the risks from the Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants source category are acceptable, the 2003 standards provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health, and more stringent standards are not necessary to prevent an adverse environmental effect,” revises the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards to prohibit mercury emissions from existing mercury cell chlor-alkali plants, revises “requirements for cell room fugitive mercury emissions to require work practice standards for the cell rooms along with instrumental monitoring of cell room fugitive emissions” while emissions are gradually eliminated, and requires the implementation of work practices to minimize chlorine emissions from mercury cell chlor-alkali processes.

Amended Document – Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products
Amending Document – Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Direct Heating Equipment

First Effective Date: 21 June 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry

The amended document notably incorporates by reference updated industry standards for direct heating equipment, “while maintaining the existing oil pressure measurement error value,” updates definitions, provides “an option to use fewer thermocouples in the thermocouple grid for models with small-diameter flues,” and clarifies “instructions for calculations regarding condensate mass measurements.” It also specifies “the input rate for conducting the cyclic condensate collection test,” “the use of manufacturer values for gas supply pressure in certain circumstances,” “the allowable range of regulator outlet pressure and specific gravity,” and “the methods to appropriately shield thermocouples from radiation.”

New Principal Document – 10 CFR 460 Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Homes

First Effective Date: 1 August 2022
Industry Secto: Construction Industry, Hardware Manufacturing Industry

This document, according to its content, “establishes energy conservation standards for manufactured homes as manufactured at the factory, prior to distribution in commerce for sale or installation in the field. A manufactured home that is manufactured on or after May 31, 2023 must comply with all applicable requirements of this part.” Its requirements are applicable based on established climate zones of the U.S. States and Territories, and include those concerning building thermal envelopes, insulation and air barrier installation, and HVAC, service hot water, and equipment sizing.

United States – California

Amended Document – CCR Chapter 8-1-4 Division of Industrial Safety
Amending Document – COVID–19 Prevention

First Effective Date: 5 May 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Building Management & Maintenance

The amended document adopts “regulations for prevention and identification of COVID-19 exposure and hazards in places of employment, including in both employer-provided housing, and transportation to and from work.”

United States – Ohio

Amended Document – ORC Chapter 61-6111 Water Pollution Control
Amending Document – AN ACT To amend sections 3745.114, 5709.09, 6111.01, and 6111.31 and to enact sections 1571.30, 6111.011, 6111.311, 6111.312, 6111.313, 6111.314, 6111.315, and 6111.316 of the Revised Code to deregulate certain ephemeral water features, make other changes to various water pollution control laws, to authorize a property tax exemption for certain private wetlands, and to make an appropriation.

First Effective Date: 21 July 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry

The amended document notably establishes “mitigation requirements, best management practices, and reporting and monitoring requirements that apply when [ephemeral features that waters of the State] will be impacted and a section 401 water quality certification is required [with the exception of] particular types of projects, such as water quality improvement projects and small dredge and fill projects.”

European Union

Amended Document – Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1364/2006/EC and amending Regulations (EC) No 713/2009, (EC) No 714/2009 and (EC) N
Amending Document – Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/564 of 19 November 2021 amending Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the Union list of projects of common interest

First Effective Date: 28 April 2022
Industry Sector: Utilities & Communications Industry

The amended document revises the European Union (EU) list of “Projects of Common Interest” (PCIs). PCIs are key cross-border energy infrastructure projects that link the energy systems of EU countries, such as electricity transmission and storage projects, gas projects, CO2 network projects, and smart grid projects. These projects are eligible for accelerated planning and permitting procedures and funding.

Amended Document – Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals
Amending Document – Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/643 of 10 February 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the listing of pesticides, industrial chemicals, persistent organic pollutants and mercury and an update of customs codes (Text with EEA relevance)

First Effective Date: 10 May 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Building Management & Maintenance

The amended document notably revises the list of pesticides, industrial chemicals, persistent organic pollutants, and mercury. It principally adds certain banned substances, such as benalaxyl, beta-cyfluthrin, bromoxynil, chlorpyrifos, chlorpyrifos-methyl, epoxiconazole, and mecoprop to the list of chemicals subject to export notification procedure and the list of chemicals qualifying for PIC (the Prior Informed Consent) notification and revises the export ban list to reflect the supplement of certain chemicals and articles, as well as the export bans of mercury.

Additional information is available here.

Brazil

Amended Document – Law No. 14.151, of May 12, 2021 Provides for the removal of the pregnant employee from face-to-face work activities during a public health emergency of national importance resulting from the new coronavirus.
Amending Document – Law Nº 14.311, of March 9, 2022 Amends Law Nº 14.151, of May 12, 2021, to regulate the removal of pregnant employees, including domestic employees, not immunized against the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus from on-site work activities when the work activity performed by them is incompatible with being performed at their homes, by means of telecommuting, remote work or any other form of long-distance work, under the terms specified

First Effective Date: 10 March 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces

The amended document contains new rules governing the working conditions of pregnant employees. The change establishes provisions for the mandatory return to face-to-face work activities. Under the new rules, unless the employer decides to maintain remote working, a pregnant employee must return to face-to-face work after the end of the COVID-19 health emergency, after their complete vaccination against COVID-19, and by signing a term of responsibility and free consent for face-to-face work (and exercising their option to not be vaccinated against COVID-19). Other amendments provide that if a pregnant employee has not been fully immunized against COVID-19, they must conduct their work activities remotely without prejudice to their remuneration.

New Principal Document – Decree Nº 11.044, of April 13, 2022 Establishes the Certificate of Recycling Credit – Recicla+

First Effective Date: 14 April 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces, Building Management & Maintenance

This document establishes the Recycling Credit Certificate Program – Recicla+. It covers provisions applicable to individuals, companies, or organizations that develop activities concerning reverse logistics, integrated management and solid waste management. Notably, the document includes requirements to request for issuance and purchase of the “Recicla+” certificate and conditions to demonstrate compliance with reverse logistics obligations.

Additional information is available here.

New Principal Document – Provisional Measure Nº 1.116, of May 4, 2022 Creates the Emprega + Women and Youth Program and amends Law nº 11.770, of September 9, 2008, and the Consolidation of Labor Laws, approved by Decree-Law nº 5.452, of May 1, 1943

First Effective Date: 5 May 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Public Administration & Institutions, Office Spaces

This document establishes provisions concerning the implementation of the “Employs + Women and Youth Program”. It notably covers requirements for employers to modify certain working conditions for employed parents to facilitate early childhood parenting, including flexible working hours, access to uninterrupted hours of rest, the anticipation of individual vacations, return to work after the end of maternity leave, and access to telecommuting, support women’s qualification and development of skills and competencies in strategic areas, and hire adolescents and young people through professional apprenticeships programs.

Additional information is available here (Portuguese only).

Amended Document – NR-7 – Occupational Health and Medical Control Program – PCMSO
Amending Document – Ordinance MTP Nº 567, of March 10, 2022 Changes Regulatory Norm Nº 07 – Program for Medical Control of Occupational Health – Pcmso. (Process Nº 19966.100069/2020-12)

First Effective Date: 31 May 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces, Building Management & Maintenance

The amended document updates several measures concerning medical control of occupational health. The changes notably amend the tables related to occupational exposure to chemical agents, including “Biological Indicators of Excessive Exposure” and “Biological Exposure Indicators with Clinical Significance”, radiological and spirometry (the most common type of pulmonary function or breathing test) control of exposure to chemical agents, including “Frequency of Radiological Examinations for Employees Exposed to Dust Containing Silica, Asbestos or Mineral Coal” and “Frequency of Radiological Examinations for Employees Exposed to Dust Containing Insoluble or Poorly Soluble Particles of Low Toxicity and Not Otherwise Classified”, and occupational medical control of exposure to hyperbaric conditions for work in the construction industry. The changes also include additional conditions for the employer to periodically examine employees that have been exposed to asbestos after the end of their employment contract and carry out occupational spirometry examinations for employees exposed to mineral dust and other pulmonary aggressive agents.

France

New Principal Document – Environmental Code articles D229-106 to 229-109: Environmental claims

First Effective Date: 1 January 2023
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces

This section establishes provisions regulating the advertisement of products and services claiming carbon neutrality or a statement equivalent to that meaning. Notably, it includes requirements for greenhouse gas emissions reporting, the obligation to communicate the product or service’s carbon footprint, and conditions for offset projects.

Amended Document – Order of April 10, 2020 relating to obligations to reduce final energy consumption in buildings for tertiary use
Amending Document – Order of April 13, 2022 amending the order of April 10, 2020 on obligations to reduce final energy consumption in service sector buildings

First Effective Date: 25 April 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces, Building Management & Maintenance

The amended document revises energy consumption reduction requirements for new and existing public and private tertiary buildings whose cumulative surface area is greater than 1000 m². The changes notably specify energy threshold values ​​to be reached in 2030 for certain building activities, and provide methodological clarifications for achieving energy consumption reduction objectives.

Additional information is available here.

New Principal Document – Environmental Code articles R229-102-1 to R229-102-13: Emission reductions from greenhouse gas offset projects

First Effective Date: 28 April 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces, Building Management & Maintenance

This document establishes provisions concerning greenhouse gas emission reductions from offset projects. Notably, it covers conditions related to the quantification of the emissions reduced or sequestered, the control and validation of such emissions, and making available to the public the offset projects’ information. The document also contains obligations for certain aircraft operators to compensate for greenhouse gas emissions from flights performed within the national territory.

New Principal Document – Decree n° 2022-667 of April 26, 2022 concerning the compensation of greenhouse gas emissions

First Effective Date: 28 April 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces, Building Management & Maintenance

This document establishes provisions concerning the compensation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Notably, it creates a new section under the “Environmental Code” covering obligations for certain aircraft operators to compensate for GHG emissions from flights performed within the national territory and establishes conditions for carbon credits from certain GHG emission reduction or sequestration projects to be considered compliant with offset obligations.

New Principal Document – Order of April 26, 2022 setting the minimum percentage of emission reductions generated by projects on the territory of the European Union to meet the offset obligations of aircraft operators provided for in Article R. 229-102-7 of the Environmental Code

First Effective Date: 28 April 2022
Industry Sector: Air Transportation Industry

This document sets out a minimum percentage of emission reductions generated by projects located in the European Union (EU) to comply with the compensation obligations of certain aircraft operators. The document also includes conditions for the reduction percentage to increase gradually between 2022 and 2025, obligations to assess aircraft operators’ compliance with this percentage, and a price cap for carbon credits beyond which operators are exempted from applying this rate if they are unable to find projects in the EU whose carbon credit price is below this limit.

This document is related to the new section of the Environmental Code created by Decree n° 2022-667 of April 26, 2022 concerning the compensation of greenhouse gas emissions.

New Zealand

New Principal Document – Building (Dam Safety) Regulations 2022

First Effective Date: 13 May 2024
Industry Sector: Construction Industry, Utilities & Communications Industry

This document, according to the New Zealand government, notably “[provides] for a number of matters relating to dam safety for the purposes of the Building Act 2004. These include (1) defining a classifiable dam for the purposes of the Act […]; (2) prescribing criteria and standards for dam safety that the dam owner must apply when classifying the dam [… ] as low, medium, or high potential impact […]; (3) prescribing criteria and standards for dam safety that a dam safety assurance programme must meet; (4) prescribing qualification and competency requirements for recognised engineers who certify and audit potential impact classifications and dam safety assurance programmes; (and) (5) prescribing forms for a dam classification certificate, a dam safety assurance programme, and an annual dam compliance certificate.”

Switzerland

Amended Document – Ordinance on the Reduction of Risks relating to the Use of Certain Particularly Dangerous Substances, Preparations and Articles (Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance, ORRChem)
Amending Document – Ordinance on risk reduction related to the use of substances, preparations and objects that are particularly dangerous (Ordinance on Risk Reduction related to Chemical Products, ORRChem) Amendment of 23 February 2022

First Effective Date: 1 April 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces, Building Management & Maintenance

The amended document modifies several provisions concerning dangerous substances, preparations and objects. The changes notably revises certain substances covered by the lists of ‘prohibited persistent organic pollutants’ and ‘prohibited halogenated organic compounds’, adds conditions to place on the market substances covered by the European Union’s (EU) regulation on ‘Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases’ (EU-517/2014) in reusable containers if they are intended for certain uses, includes new special labeling requirements for manufacturers of containers containing fluorinated greenhouse gases in recycled or regenerated form following the meanings provided under EU-517/2014, provides exceptions for substances prohibited for the distribution to the general public under the EU’s regulation on ‘Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals’, revises the list of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances subject to prohibitions, modifies certain provisions related to the use of plastics and their monomers and additives, and adds conditions for the use of refrigerants in artificial ice rinks.

Additional information is available here.

Thailand

New Principal Document – Ministerial Regulations Determining Standards on Safety Management Systems B.E.

First Effective Date: 10 June 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces, Building Management & Maintenance

This document sets out standards for establishing and maintaining a safety management system in the workplace. It applies to businesses with fifty or more employees.

Additional information, including specific industries to which these regulations apply, is available here.

New Principal Document – The Ministerial Regulation stipulates that the Losin Island area Ban Nam Bo Subdistrict, Panare District, Pattani Province Be a Marine and Coastal Resource Protection Area B.E.

First Effective Date: 31 July 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry

This document sets out environmental protection measures for the area of Losin Island in the Pattani Province. It notably lists prohibited activities and operations.

According to The Nation Thailand, these islands are “well known for being the best hotspots for diving [and] Kra island is a vital area for rare sea creatures such as the green turtle and hawksbill turtle.” Additional information is available here.

New Principal Document – The Ministerial Regulation stipulates that the toy industry products must comply with the standards B.E.

First Effective Date: 21 September 2022
Industry Sector: General Industry

This document establishes safety standards for children’s toys, including toy components and accessories. It includes requirements for labeling, physical and mechanical properties, flammability, and chemicals.

Additional information is available here.

New Principal Document – The Ministerial Regulation stipulates that industrial products, plastic containers and utensils for food must comply with the standards B.E.

First Effective Date: 3 January 2023
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces, Building Management & Maintenance

This Regulation sets out requirements for plastic utensils used for food preparation, storage, or consumption. It covers materials and safety conditions for single-use and reuse of various polymers under different application scenarios.

Additional information is available here and here.

New Principal Document – The Ministerial Regulation stipulates that industrial products of plastic food containers for microwave ovens for reheating must comply with the standards B.E.

First Effective Date: 3 January 2023
Industry Sector: General Industry, Office Spaces, Building Management & Maintenance

This Regulation sets out requirements for microwavable food plastic containers. It notably covers conditions for materials and criteria for packaging, labeling, conformity and testing.

Additional information is available here and here.

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