FDA Steps Up Scrutiny of E-Cigarette Industry

Manufacturers told to submit plans describing how they’ll address the issue of underage e-cigarette use By NACS Online – October 15, 2018   In another round of scrutiny over electronic cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued letters of inquiry to 21 manufacturers of e-cigarettes following charges that approximately 40 products are being…

UST Regulations Fully in Effect

The 2015 Underground Storage Tank regulation went into effect on October 13th By NACS Online – October 17, 2018   Three years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an update to the Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulation and the state program approval regulation in the Federal Register. The revisions strengthened the 1988 federal UST…

FDA Considers Ban of All Flavored E-Cigs

After its summer enforcement blitz, the U.S. FDA discovered that more than 1,100 stores and websites were illegally selling e-cig products to minors By NACS Online   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) just announced a series of actions related to the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to underage users. In the largest coordinated enforcement…

EPA, NHTSA Propose New Fuel Economy Standards

On August 2nd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a proposed rule that would change the Obama-era Corporate Average Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards for model years 2021 through 2026. The new proposal, titled the “Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule,” would cap the standards at…

Victory on Wayfair v. South Dakota

By Food Marketing Institute   The Supreme Court just handed down its decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota (aka our Marketplace Fairness case) and we have scored a major victory! On a 5-4 vote, the Court overturned the 1992 “Quill” decision that effectively prevented states from collecting sales tax on transactions from remote sellers who do not…