Is your business up-to-date with changing state regulations?

July 29, 2019

The state regulation of products is a constantly changing landscape. Compliance depends upon keeping abreast of all of these changes as soon as they happen and non-compliance is not only costly but can hurt a company’s reputation. These changes affect all kinds of products, including pesticides, fertilizers, soil and plant amendments, biostimulants, animal feed and pet food. All of these products are subject to year-end registration and license renewals in many states and it is not too early to start preparing for the inevitable paperwork burden programs like this bring.

TSG Consulting has a proven track record of staying in front of changing state regulations and keeping our clients well informed on compliance matters. In the last few months alone some of the changes that could impact your business include:

  • Implementation of a new system to California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation NOD (Notice of Decision) Process, potentially causing increases in product review times
  • New York recently enacted legislation that prohibits the sale and distribution of household cleaning products and personal cosmetic products that contain 1,4-dioxane in greater than trace amounts
  • South Dakota has switched from a two-year registration cycle to a single-year cycle
  • Kansas has moved to a state-hosted online portal for fertilizer registrations and renewals. Registration costs have also increased to US$45 per product
  • Massachusetts has launched a new online portal for pesticide registrations which has triggered a defacto re-registration of all products registered in the State (new portal requires the submission of all product files and information; not typically required for product renewals)
  • Missouri Fertilizer Control Board has launched a new web portal and is no longer accepting paper renewal submissions
  • Virginia has increased its pesticide registration fees from US$160 to US$225, as of July 11, 2019

TSG Consulting is also watching potential future changes in the world of state product regulation including:

  • Enforcement of California’s SB-258 (Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017) begins January 1, 2020
  • CA Legislature is considering SB-574, the ‘Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to know Act of 2019’ and has an anticipated commencement (following enactment) of July 1, 2020
  • The California Air Resources Board is currently in the process of revising its rules and definitions for VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in Consumer Products
  • California’s DTSC (Department of Toxic Substance Control) is holding a workshop on August 21, 2019 covering 1,4-dioxane in consumer personal care and cleaning products
  • New York’s Ingredient Disclosure Program enforcement is postponed until January 1, 2020
  • New York legislature is considering a measure that would prohibit the sale and distribution of glyphosate and products containing glyphosate
  • Idaho is developing a new online portal for pesticide registrations and renewals
  • Tennessee is developing a new online renewal system for pesticide registration. The state has also issued new renewal forms for both fertilizer and feed registrations

Start preparing now

Start preparing the paperwork for the year-end registration and license renewals now. To learn more about the implications of the changing regulations above, or to find out how TSG can serve as your compliance partner, complete and submit the form opposite.

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