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February 4, 2013
The European Commission says it wants EU member states to suspend for two years the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides on sunflowers, rapeseed, corn and cotton, and crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-seeks-suspension-of-some-neonicotnoid-insecticide-uses_49556.html
February 4, 2013
Gina McCarthy, USEPA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, is a leading candidate to take EPA administrator Lisa Jackson’s place as EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-Gina-McCarthy-a-favorite-to-replace-Jackson-as-EPA-chief_49555.html
February 4, 2013
Lautenberg: Thorough risk reviews are needed. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced two bills that would require operators of the highest-risk chemical and water treatment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Senate-bill-would-require-IST-for-highest-risk-chemical-plants_49563.html
February 4, 2013
Regulators in California have published a notice of intent to list bisphenol A (BPA) as a developmental toxicant under the state’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) law...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/California-to-list-BPA-under-Prop-65_49561.html
February 4, 2013
Gina McCarthy, US EPA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, is a leading candidate to take EPA administrator Lisa Jackson’s place as EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-McCarthy-tops-list-of-candidates-to-replace-EPAs-Jackson_49554.html
February 1, 2013
Socma says its legislative priorities for 2013 include reform of federal chemicals management law, regulatory reform, and chemical plant security. “Given that past comprehensive...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Socma-details-legislative-priorities-for-2013_49522.html
January 31, 2013
The CEOs of Ecolab, Clorox and Amway described a focus on persistently weak consumer demand, sustainability and other global trends, at an executive leadership panel at ACI's annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACI-2013-CEO-panel-focuses-on-weak-demand-sustainability_49491.html
January 31, 2013
Regulation and sustainability issues are topping agendas at international trade associations for makers of cleaning chemicals, association executives said yesterday at a panel at ACI's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACI-2013-Regulation-sustainability-top-global-trade-group-agenda_49461.html
January 28, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has thrown out an EPA mandate regarding the amount of cellulosic ethanol that the US should have produced in 2012 to comply with the federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-court-overrules-EPA-on-2012-cellulosic-ethanol-mandate_49394.html
January 28, 2013
Regulators in California have published a notice of intent to list bisphenol A (BPA) as a developmental toxicant under the state’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) law...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/California-to-list-BPA-as-developmental-toxicant-under-Prop-65_49377.html
January 28, 2013
ACI says a recent study of triclosan levels in Minnesota waterways is “completely distorting facts about [triclosan's] safety and effectiveness.” ACI is responding to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACI-Report-distorts-data-on-triclosan-safety_49374.html
January 24, 2013
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced two bills that would require operators of the highest-risk chemical and water treatment facilities to create security plans that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Senator-Lautenberg-introduces-plant-security-bills-requiring-IST_49222.html
January 23, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has rejected an appeal by Honeywell International and DuPont, which sought to overturn a prior ruling regarding certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-court-rejects-appeal-by-DuPont-Honeywell-in-HCFC-lawsuit_49221.html
January 22, 2013
Brazil’s economic development bank BNDES (Rio de Janeiro) is investing 600 million reais ($293 million) in biotechnology company GraalBio Investimentos. The funds will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Brazils-BNDES-invests-$293-million-in-cellulosic-ethanol-producer_49197.html
January 22, 2013
Limited Brands (Columbus, OH), owner of underwear labels Victoria's Secret and La Senza, says it has committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Limited-Brands-joins-Greenpeaces-Detox-campaign_49183.html
January 21, 2013
Dow AgroSciences says the US launch of its Enlist herbicide-tolerant corn trait technology will be delayed because the company is still waiting for regulatory approval.  If...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Delayed-regulatory-approval-postpones-introduction-of-Dow-GM-corn_49174.html
January 21, 2013
The US chemical industry is concerned that the regulatory framework in the United States  could impede the growth anticipated from competitive cost position due to shale gas, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACC-seeks-changes-to-TSCA-that-ensure-growth-innovation_49177.html
January 21, 2013
The US National Toxicology Program (NTP), part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), has named provisional member of a peer review committee that will review NTP’s 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-names-nominees-for-formaldehyde-peer-review-panel_49172.html
January 17, 2013
 The US chemical industry is concerned that the regulatory framework in the United States  could impede the growth anticipated from competitive cost position due to shale...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACC-US-needs-regulatory-changes-that-ensure-growth-innovation_49053.html
January 16, 2013
A recent evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels) says it has found certain gaps in data related to the analysis of potential adverse effects of neonicotinoid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-authorities-seek-more-safety-data-on-neonicotinoid-pesticides_49009.html
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