|Type of law / reference||In effect?||Subject||Products covered / Requirements|
|FEDERAL HR 2420 – Environmental Design of Electrical Equipment Act (EDEE Act)||Pending||Restriction of hazardous substances||Restricts heavy metal and flame retardant use in electrical equipment operating at 300 volts or more|
|FEDERAL US Food and Drug Administration||Yes||DEHP (di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate)||Federal health notification issued - limit exposures to DEHP from plastic medical devices|
|FEDERAL TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)||Yes||TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)||Regulates and restricts the manufacture, import and sale of toxic substances|
|FEDERAL TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)||Pending||TSCA Reform||Amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to provide uniform state rules governing chemicals in commerce (avoid differing state laws)|
|Yes||Formaldehyde||EPA limits formaldehyde in composite wood products (by January 2013)|
Requires energy efficiency labeling of bulbs, requires 25 -30 % increase in energy efficiency of current incandescent light bulbs (100, 75, 60 and 45 watt bulbs).
|FEDERAL HR 2284 Responsible Electronics Recycling Act|
Referred to Committee
|Prohibits the export of electronic waste from the United States|
|FEDERAL Green House Gas (GHG) reporting rule||Yes||GreenHouse Gases||Requires large GHG emitters to report emissions|
|FEDERAL Conflict Minerals||Yes||Conflict Minerals||Conflict Minerals law requires companies to state whether tin, tantalum, tungsten, & gold present in products were sourced from conflict areas in Congo (SEC rule pending)|
|FEDERAL National Defense Authorization (NDA) Act 2012||Yes||Government purchases||DoD required to issue regs by 9/28/12 to detect/avoid counterfeit electronic parts sold to government. Expect DoD to make suppliers liable for counterfeit items sold, only allow parts purchases from OEMs, and require Homeland Security inspections of imported electronic parts.|
|FEDERAL Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)||Yes||Government purchases|
Requires US government suppliers to provide energy efficient and environmentally compliant products. Also suppliers are to identify hazardous materials & provide MSDSs.
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