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July 19, 2012
The U.S. EPA says it will use its existing authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to evaluate toxicity issues related to new and existing uses of certain flame...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Senate-EPA-to-Review-Flame-Retardant-Safety_45010.html
July 17, 2012
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB; Washington) has issued its 2012-16 strategic plan, including a ‘CSB Most Wanted’ program that will enable CSB to focus on outreach...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Chemical-Safety-Board-Issues-Strategic-Plan-for-2012-16_44880.html
July 17, 2012
The U.S. FDA announced today it will prohibit bisphenol A (BPA) from being used in baby bottles and sippy cups. Manufacturers several years ago stopped using BPA in these...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-FDA-Bans-BPA-in-Baby-Bottles-Sippy-Cups_44938.html
July 16, 2012
President Obama has signed into law a measure that will revise FDA’s ability to oversee certain provisions related to pharmaceutical ingredients and includes a generic drug...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Enacts-Bill-Creating-Generic-Drug-User-Fee-Program_44918.html
July 16, 2012
Albemarle has announced their support of the EPA’s movement to address polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) flame retardants by amending the Significant New Use Rule (SNUR)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Albemarle-Endorses-EPA-Amendment-of-SNUR-for-PBDEs_44915.html
July 16, 2012
Former EPA Region 6 administrator Al Armendariz has taken a job with the Sierra Club as senior campaign representative for the group’s Beyond Coal campaign, the group says. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Former-EPA-Region-6-Official-Takes-Job-with-Sierra-Club_44917.html
July 16, 2012
The tragedy that beset Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh, India on December 3, 1984 stands as one of the world’s worst industrial accidents. A pesticide plant operated by Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Bhopal-Site-Shows-Few-Signs-of-Care_44916.html
July 16, 2012
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is calling on EPA to move forward with pending requirements for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) flame retardants, including submission of data...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Senators-Urge-EPA-to-Advance-Requirements-for-PBDEs_44905.html
July 16, 2012
U.S. House Agriculture Committee has passed a version of the farm bill containing three provisions of particular importance to agricultural chemicals manufacturers, says CropLife...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Industry-Supported-Farm-Bill-Would-Change-Key-U-S-Pesticide-Laws_44904.html
July 16, 2012
Public health advocates say Graco Children's Products has clarified its policy regarding its ban on certain flame retardants in Graco's car seats and other children's products. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Graco-Details-Commitment-to-Flame-Retardants-Ban_44896.html
July 16, 2012
A newsletter published by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD), has retracted a study that linked exposure to certain herbicides to an increased risk of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Retracts-Study-Linking-Certain-Pesticides-to-Parkinsons-Disease_44902.html
July 16, 2012
Public health advocates say Graco Children's Products has clarified its policy regarding its ban on certain flame retardants in Graco's car seats and other children's products. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Graco-Clarifies-Policy-on-Tris-Flame-Retardants_44901.html
July 12, 2012
U.S. House Agriculture Committee has passed a version of the farm bill containing three provisions of particular importance to agricultural chemicals manufacturers, says CropLife...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Industry-House-Farm-Bill-Would-Make-Key-Changes-to-Pesticide-Regulations_44855.html
July 10, 2012
A newsletter published by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD), has retracted a study that linked exposure to certain herbicides to an increased risk of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Health-Officials-Retract-Study-Linking-Certain-Pesticides-to-Parkinsons-Disease_44800.html
July 9, 2012
Former EPA Region 6 administrator Al Armendariz has taken a job with the Sierra Club as senior campaign representative for the group’s Beyond Coal campaign, the group says...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Sierra-Club-Hires-Former-EPA-Official-for-Beyond-Coal-Campaign_44759.html
July 6, 2012
This Week on CW:   Linde has acquired Lincare Holdings, a U.S. based homecare health company, for $4.6 billion, or $41.50/share. Lincare had $1.84 billion in revenue during 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-6_44749.html
July 2, 2012
The U.S. Senate has voted 73-26 to reject a bill proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders (I., VT) that would have given states clear authority to require labeling of genetically modified...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Senate-Rejects-Bill-on-GM-Labeling_44610.html
July 2, 2012
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would streamline the process for truckers and other personnel to obtain and renew a Transportation Worker Identification...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/House-Passes-Bill-Requiring-DHS-to-Streamline-Process-for-Security-Credentials_44565.html
July 2, 2012
The U.S. Department of Interior has extended by 60 days the time allowed for input on its draft rules for hydraulic fracturing. The proposal, which applies to drillers on land leased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Officials-Extend-Public-Comment-Period-for-Fracking-Proposal_44600.html
July 2, 2012
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld four EPA greenhouse gas rules, including its finding under the Clean Air Act that GHGs endanger the public health. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Appeals-Court-Backs-EPA-on-Four-Key-Climate-Rules_44599.html
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