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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-risk-assessment-plans-for-five-chemicals_48759.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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Maine-DEP-recommends-rejection-of-citizen-BPA-petition_48736.html
January 7, 2013
Washington state's outgoing governor, Chris Gregoire (D.), has been added to the list of contenders for the top job at EPA, and President Obama is "about to nominate"...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-Obama-plans-to-nominate-outgoing-Governor-Gregoire-to-lead-EPA_48755.html
January 7, 2013
University of Missouri (MU) researchers say they have been unable to reproduce the results of a previous study that had linked exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to increased rates of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Researchers-say-new-study-unable-to-replicate-certain-BPA-findings_48762.html
January 4, 2013
University of Missouri (MU) researchers say they have been unable to reproduce the results of a previous study that had linked exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to increased rates of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Researchers-fail-to-duplicate-study-linking-BPA-to-obesity-diabetes_48734.html
January 2, 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/EPA-proposes-labeling-changes-for-minimum-risk-pesticides_48685.html
January 2, 2013
The resignation of US EPA administrator Lisa Jackson has generated a varied response from industry, lawmakers, and other stakeholders involved in the debate over proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Choice-for-new-EPA-chief-seen-as-key-to-TSCA-debate_48658.html
January 2, 2013
Unilever says it will phase out the use of microplastics as a “scrub” in all personal care products by 2015, according to the Associated Press. The move is in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Unilever-to-phase-out-microplastics-by-2015_48663.html
December 28, 2012
US EPA administrator Lisa Jackson says that she will leave the agency after President Obama’s State of the Union address next month. Jackson, who informed EPA staff this morning...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lisa-Jackson-steps-down-as-EPA-administrator_48660.html
December 27, 2012
PPG has declared force majeure at its Lake Charles, LA, commodity chemicals plant for vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and all grades of caustic soda after a fire on 24 December. The fire...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/PPG-declares-force-majeure-at-Lake-Charles_48640.html
December 20, 2012
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-appeals-court-rejects-industry-petition-for-rehearing-in-key-GHG-cases_48567.html
December 18, 2012
EPA has finalized its Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources (CMAS) rule, and the changes made will give industry more certainty and narrow the universe of emissions sources affected by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Final-CMAS-rule-narrows-applicability-extends-compliance-deadline_48474.html
December 18, 2012
EPA has finalized changes to its Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources (CMAS) rule, and certain changes will provide certainty and narrow the universe of emissions sources affected by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-EPA-issues-revised-rule-for-area-sources-under-Clean-Air-Act_48444.html
December 17, 2012
The law firm Bergeson & Campbell (Washington) says it has formed an industry group for companies involved in the biobased chemical, biofuel, and renewable energy markets. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Law-firm-forms-biobased-chemicals-renewables-group_48452.html
December 17, 2012
EPA says it is working on a “state of the science” paper to update its research on low-dose health effects for endocrine disruptors. The findings will provide information...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/New-EPA-ORD-program-to-evaluate-low-dose-effects-of-endocrine-disruptors_48445.html
December 17, 2012
The US Trade Representative (USTR), Ron Kirk, has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to create a dispute settlement panel to review Argentina’s import restrictions on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/USTR-seeks-WTO-dispute-resolution-for-Argentinas-import-restrictions_48450.html
December 17, 2012
ACC and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) have formed a partnership that will allow members of both organizations to share certain benefits and, to some extent, access each...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACCs-plastics-division-collaborates-with-SPE_48449.html
December 17, 2012
A consortium including US EPA and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) says it is collaborating in a global effort to assess the potential adverse impact of nanomaterials...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-EPA-and-CSPC-seek-nanomaterials-safety-data_48448.html
December 17, 2012
US EPA has finalized changes to annual requirements for reducing fine particles (PM 2.5), or soot, from the prior 15 micrograms/cubic meter (mg/cu meter), to 12 mg/cu meter. EPA's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-officials-finalize-changes-to-annual-soot-standard_48447.html
December 17, 2012
SAE International (Warrendale, PA) says it is conducting an updated engineering review of the refrigerant R-1234yf for use in automobile air-conditioning systems. SAE’s initial...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/SAE-International-takes-another-look-at-refrigerant-R-1234yf_48446.html
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