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June 15, 2012
Bond: Seeking to bolster accountability. Sherman: Dialogue trumps mandatory targets. The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) says its key priority for the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ICCA-Strengthening-SAICM-a-Top-Priority-for-Rio+20_44192.html
June 8, 2012
This Week on CW:   At ACC’s 2012 annual meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, industry leaders expressed growing concern about declining energy and chemical prices and inventory...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-8_44068.html
June 7, 2012
Dow Chemiical says it will announced plans to invest in a manufacturing facility for reverse osmosis membranes at Huzhou, China. The plant is expected online in 2013. Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Dow-Invests-in-Water-Treatment-Facility-at-Huzhou-China_44047.html
June 7, 2012
The American Lung Association (ALA; Washington) says it has reached an agreement with EPA for the agency to propose air quality standards for particulates, or soot, by June 14, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Particulates-Proposal-Due-by-June-14-with-Finalization-by-December-14_44035.html
June 5, 2012
Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Company, H.J. Heinz, Nike and Procter & Gamble have formed a consortium to promote research for developing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that is 100%...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Coca-Cola-Joins-with-Four-Multinationals-in-Push-for-Biobased-PET_43973.html
June 4, 2012
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently ordered EPA to sign off on its proposed Clean Air Act standards for particulates, or soot, by June 7. The decision follows...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Court-Sets-June-7-Deadline-for-EPAs-Proposed-Particulates-Rule_43951.html
June 4, 2012
EPA has issued a draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment for ammonia, including a recommended limit regarding how much is likely safe for a person to inhale...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPAs-Draft-IRIS-Review-Proposes-Less-Stringent-Standard-for-Ammonia_43947.html
June 4, 2012
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued the latest draft of its Safer Consumer Products Alternatives regulations, the latest step in implementing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/California-Issues-Latest-Draft-of-Consumer-Product-Safety-Regulations_43950.html
June 4, 2012
EPA says Sabic Innovative Plastics has agreed to pay $1 million in civil penalties and about $4 million in plant renovations to settle Clean Air Act violations at its Mt. Vernon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Sabic-to-Pay-U-S-EPA-$1-Million-for-Clean-Air-Violations-at-Indiana-Site_43948.html
June 4, 2012
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have approved separate bills that would revise FDA’s ability to oversee certain provisions related to pharmaceutical ingredients and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Lawmakers-Approve-Bill-Bolstering-FDA-Authority-on-Pharma-Ingredients_43946.html
June 4, 2012
Syngenta says it has reached an agreement with plaintiffs to pay $105 million to settle lawsuits brought by communities in Illinois seeking compensation for alleged atrazine-related...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Syngenta-Agrees-to-Settle-Atrazine-Suit-for-$105-Million_43945.html
June 4, 2012
Lautenberg: Reform should be at top the agenda. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) joined with health advocacy groups recently in an effort to persuade fellow senators to pass...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lautengberg-Revives-Efforts-to-Advance-Senate-Action-on-TSCA_43943.html
June 4, 2012
EPA has issued a draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment for ammonia, including a recommended limit regarding how much is likely safe for a person to inhale...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Issues-Draft-IRIS-Assessment-for-Ammonia_43941.html
June 1, 2012
EPA says Sabic Innovative Plastics has agreed to pay $1 million in civil penalties and about $4 million in plant renovations to settle Clean Air Act violations at its Mt. Vernon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Sabic-to-Pay-U-S-EPA-$1-Million-for-Clean-Air-Violations_43909.html
May 30, 2012
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued the latest draft of its Safer Consumer Products Alternatives regulations, the latest step in implementing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/California-Issues-Revised-Draft-Consumer-Product-Regulations_43674.html
May 25, 2012
Syngenta says it has reached an agreement with plaintiffs to pay $105 million to settle lawsuits brought by communities in Illinois seeking compensation for alleged atrazine-related...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Syngenta-Settles-Atrazine-Lawsuit-for-$105-Million_43743.html
May 23, 2012
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) joined with health advocacy groups this week in an effort to persuade fellow senators to pass Lautenberg’s Safe Chemicals Act, which would...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lautenberg-Seeks-to-Revive-Senate-Action-on-TSCA-Reform_43663.html
May 22, 2012
The Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRC) says it has filed a motion asking a court to grant summary judgment in support of the council’s lawsuit challenging the 12th...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/SIRC-Asks-Court-for-Summary-Judgment-in-RoC-Lawsuit_43640.html
May 21, 2012
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington) says it will conduct an assessment of EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). This review is distinct from a previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Science-Academy-to-Review-EPAs-IRIS-Program_43636.html
May 21, 2012
Several Louisiana environmental groups have filed a petition with EPA asking that the federal government revoke state environmental officials’ authority to administer clean air...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Louisiana-Groups-Ask-EPA-to-Revoke-State-Authority-on-Clean-Air_43641.html
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