April 3, 2020: Vol. 2 No. 6
ICMAD UPCOMING EVENTS
ICMAD Members Helping Members Open Forum Webinar Series

ICMAD is hosting a series of webinar events on topics related to dealing with the unprecedented business challenges arising from COVID-19 containment efforts. Registration links for upcoming sessions and recordings of past Online Events are available on the COVID-19 page of the ICMAD website .
COVID-19 UPDATES
SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

If your business has suffered substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19, please check out the resources available from the Small Business Administration. SBA assistance includes economic support via low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital.

Help for Mid-Sized Businesses: CARES Act

On Friday, March 27, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the "CARES Act". The CARES Act provides significant relief to state and local governments, small and medium sized businesses, individuals and certain sectors of the U.S. economy that have been impacted the most by the COVID-19 pandemic. .  

FDA Guidance on Temporary Production of Alcohol for Use in Hand Sanitizer

The Agency issued a Guidance document in response to a number of queries from entities that are not currently registered as drug manufacturers that would like to produce alcohol (ethanol) for incorporation into alcohol-based hand sanitizers. This policy does not extend to other types of active ingredients, such as isopropyl alcohol.


FEDERAL UPDATES
OTC Drug Reform & User Fees - CARES Bill

A major amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act was included in the Coronavirus Relief Bill - CARES Act. This section will completely change how OTC drugs are regulated by the FDA. ICMAD will host a webinar to walk through the Section V and the impacts to industry that will result.

WASHINGTON STATE UPDATES
New Labeling Requirement for Disposable Wipes Products

Washington state has enacted new labeling requirements for disposable wipes products. If you manufacture or distribute wipes in Washington state, please read on to learn about the new requirements and effective dates.

Washington State Exploring Potential Restrictions on Phthalates in Personal-Care Fragrances

The Evergreen State's Califorina-esque Safer Products for Washington program is looking at phthalates use in the beauty and personal care sectors as one of its first proposed priority product selections, which could lead to reporting requirements or sales restrictions.

FTC UPDATES
Superior Safety Claims

FTC reached a settlement in a case about superior safety claims that relates to the cosmetics and personal care industry, particularly in light of the popularity of superior product and ingredient safety claims in our industry.

CALIFORNIA UPDATE
CARB Public Webinar - New VOC Regulation Proposals

The California Air Resources Board is hosting a webinar open to all interested stakeholders to discuss development of Consumer Products Regulation Amendments. Topics relevant to our industry include: Hair Spray products, Dry Shampoo, Temporary Hair Color, and Fragrance containing products. We encourage you to attend if you make products in any of the categories CARB is reviewing.

INTERNATIONAL UPDATE
Expedited Licensing Approach - Hand Sanitizer

Health Canada has authorized an interim expedited licensing approach to support companies that intend to use their facilities to manufacture, package, and/or label alcohol-based hand sanitizers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hand Sanitizer Regulation in Australia

In Australia, hand sanitizers are regulated either as cosmetics or therapeutic goods depending on their ingredients and the claims made about their effects. Products making claims against viruses, including COVID-19, are NOT cosmetics.

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Meredith Petillo, Director of Regulatory and Technical Services: mpetillo@icmad.org