Fragrance Notes Issue 3, 2018 - Page 29

DEVELOPMENTS Health, Safety & Environment (OSHE) Committee, Fragrance Creators encouraged Health Canada to implement policies that prioritize workers, Confidential Business Information (CBI) protection, predictability, and consumer choice as well as consistent policy between the U.S. and Canada. On April 18, 2018, Health Canada published a final amendment to its notice, which included a provision for confidential business information as requested by the fragrance industry. Parliamentary Review of CEPA 1999 The Canadian government is currently performing a comprehensive review of the provisions and operation of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), as is required by section 343 of the Act to be done every five years. The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development submitted its report, “Healthy Environment, Healthy Canadians, Healthy Economy: Strengthening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,” to the House of Commons. Fragrance Creators is collaborating with CEPA Internal Coordinating Group (CEPA- ICG) to analyze the recommendations and provide feedback to the government. Cosmetics Modernization In coordination with our allied trades, Fragrance Creators is working to shape the five cosmetics measures pending at the federal level. Fragrance Creators has taken ownership over fragrance policy in the House and Senate. In the House, Representative Jan Shakowsky (D-IL-9) introduced the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2018 (H.R. 6903) in September. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX- 32) reintroduced The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act in 1Q17. However, he lost his re-election bid and the legislation’s future is unclear. While Congressmen Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6) will not introduce a bipartisan cosmetics bill this year, Fragrance Creators communicates regularly with key Energy & Commerce staff. In the Senate, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced The Personal Care Products Safety Act in 2Q17. Senator Orin Hatch (R- UT) introduced The FDA Cosmetic Safety and Modernization Act in 4Q17, which does not specifically address fragrance. Fragrance Creators has worked closely with the Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) as it develops the bipartisan draft Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act. Regardless of sponsor or legislation, Fragrance Creators will continue to advocate for cosmetics proposals that include preemption, sound science, CBI protection, and trigger language clarifying when/if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would make inquires to fragrance houses. FN UPCOMING EVENTS: 2019 Spring Dinner April 17, New Jersey 2019 Golf Outing June 17, New Jersey Issue 3, 2018 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | 29