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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
January 15, 2013
The US National Toxicology Program (NTP), part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), has named provisional members of a peer review committee that will review NTP’s 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/NTP-forms-peer-review-committee-for-formaldehyde_48984.html
January 7, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has added 54 substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the candidate list of substances for authorization under the European Union's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-adds-54-substances-to-Reach-candidate-list_48795.html
January 7, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has rejected industry’s request for a full court rehearing of four landmark greenhouse gas (GHG) legal cases dealing with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Appeals-court-rejects-industry-petition-for-rehearing-in-key-GHG-case_48793.html
January 7, 2013
US EPA has proposed a rule that would revise labeling requirements for certain active and inert ingredients in minimum risk pesticides. The proposal applies to products that EPA may...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-officials-propose-labeling-changes-for-minimum-risk-pesticides_48791.html
January 7, 2013
EPA has released for public comment draft risk assessments for five chemicals used in household products, a move that represents a significant step in defining EPA’s approach to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-proposes-draft-risk-plans-for-five-chemicals_48765.html
January 7, 2013
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says it will recommend to its board that it reject a citizens' petition for a ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in packaging...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Maine-DEP-recommends-board-reject-BPA-petition_48764.html
January 7, 2013
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that about 9 m.t. of aniline leaked from a plant owned by Tianji Coal Chemical Industry Group (Lucheng, Shanxi...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Aniline-leak-in-China-cuts-off-citys-water-supply_48763.html
January 7, 2013
US EPA administrator Lisa Jackson says that she will leave the agency after President Obama’s State of the Union address later this month. Jackson, who on December 28 informed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lisa-Jackson-steps-down-from-top-post-at-EPA_48787.html
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