ECIA GIPC Environmental Compliance Update

Atlanta – The ECIA’s GIPC Environmental Compliance subgroup met recently to discuss matters that impact the electronic component industry. Environmental Compliance is one of seven areas the GIPC tracks.

Specifically, the group was updated on:

  • PIP 3.0: Working with NAM (National Association of Manufacturers), who submitted comments to the EPA’s TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) on May 17th and now has until Sept to consider them.
  • SCIP: The EU’s order requiring the registration of products with the SCIP database is in effect. Companies are working with Assent Compliance, a third party, to facilitate compliance. ECIA is currently organizing an awareness webinar with Assent. Details to be announced soon.
  • Prop 65: More than 80 associations have petitioned the California regulating agency to withdraw upcoming changes to labeling requirements. This issue is pending.

Compliance and Risks, ECIA’s Service Partner dedicated to helping members navigate the plethora of global environmental regulations, will be hosting a webinar to update members on these critical issues.

Companies represented in the group include Allied Electronics and Automation, Digi-Key Electronics, Future Electronics, KEMET Electronics, Littelfuse, Mouser Electronics, Newark, NXP, Phoenix Contact, TDK, and TTI, Inc.

“Thanks to this notable group of experts, ECIA members can stay on top of these important issues,” noted Don Elario, ECIA Vice President of Industry Practices. And “Environmental Compliance Advisors Carol Parnell, Littelfuse and Dan Carey, Newark continue to bring important issues to our attention for our calls, which occur once a quarter.”

For more information about Environmental Compliance, see Issues & Practices ( To learn more about how to participate in this important work, contact Don Elario,