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January 29, 2015
Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACI-2015-Groups-governments-consider-changes-to-recycling-policies_67340.html
January 29, 2015
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) has restated its support for fracking for shale gas in the United Kingdom as a potential activity of major economic importance for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/UK-industry-association-urges-start-to-fracking-following-parliament-vote_67324.html
January 29, 2015
Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the chemicals management law in the United States, was a major topic at Wednesday’s ACI issues briefing, held during...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACI-2015-TSCA-reform-tops-regulatory-agenda_67323.html
January 29, 2015
Executives at international cleaning products associations say that harmonizing regulatory and sustainability standards across different countries will be a key focus in 2015. Association executives also pointed to initiatives in individual countries or regions, such as Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) in Europe or education about proper use of cleaning products in Brazil. The executives spoke Tuesday at the global issues briefing at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACI-2015-Standards-harmonization-key-to-international-agenda_67287.html
January 28, 2015
Scotland's energy minister, Fergus Ewing, announced to the Scottish parliament today that there will be a moratorium on granting consents for unconventional oil and gas developments...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Minister-announces-moratorium-on-fracking-in-Scotland_67277.html
January 28, 2015
China is expected to finalize and release the key design aspects of its much-awaited national carbon trading market during the course of 2015, with possible implementation as early as...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/IHS-Energy-China-releases-basic-framework-for-national-carbon-trading_67273.html
January 28, 2015
Approval of Cuadrilla Resources' (Lichfield, UK) planning applications for shale gas exploration at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood in the county of Lancashire, UK has been deferred...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Approval-of-Cuadrilla-fracking-planning-applications-deferred-UK-parliament-rejects-fracking-moratorium_67276.html
January 28, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has started to implement a new strategy to check compliance of dossiers submitted under the European Union’s Registration...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/ECHA-implements-new-compliance-check-strategy-for-Reach-dossiers_67274.html
January 27, 2015
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has announced additional measures in the struggle against climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Council-moves-further-against-climate-change_67233.html
January 22, 2015
The industry, research, and energy committee of the European Parliament today rejected an amendment to begin reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Parliament-industry-committee-fails-to-agree-on-reform-date-for-EU-ETS_67096.html
January 22, 2015
The European Commission has decided that UK plans to provide financial support for the building of a combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant at Teesside, UK are in line with EU state aid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-authorizes-UK-state-aid-for-biomass-based-combined-heat-and-power-plant_67086.html
January 21, 2015

Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) is appealing a ruling by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) that the import of the refrigerant hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a from China does not harm the refrigerant gas industry in the United States. Chinese producers of the refrigerant, also known as R-134a and 1,1,1,2-tetrafluorethane, could have been hit with hefty antidumping duties of 280.67% and antisubsidy duties averaging 11.14%, after an affirmative determination by the US Department of Commerce on 15 October 2014.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Mexichem-appeals-ITC-ruling-that-China-did-not-dump-HFC-134a-in-US-market_67016.html
January 21, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has completed its comprehensive re-evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity. EFSA concludes that “BPA poses...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EFSA-Bisphenol-A-exposure-does-not-pose-a-health-risk-for-consumers_67042.html
January 21, 2015
Russia is cutting its export duty on benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX), as well as for crude oil and other derivatives, effective February, the Ministry of Economy (Moscow)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Russia-cuts-export-duties-on-aromatics_67044.html
January 20, 2015
Bayer CropScience says it has has received registration for its new insecticide Sivanto from EPA. Sivanto, which was developed to control devastating sucking pests on fruits and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Bayer-CropSciences-new-Sivanto-insecticide-receives-US-registration_67003.html
January 15, 2015
Monsanto says U.S. Department of Agriculture has deregulated Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant trait technologies–Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex™...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/USDA-deregulates-Monsanto-weed-control-traits_66897.html
January 15, 2015
The Obama administration has announced a goal to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas sector by 40–45% by 2025, compared with the levels in 2012. Methane is a potent...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Obama-administration-aims-to-cut-methane-emissions-from-oil-and-gas-sector-by-40-45-percent_66847.html
January 14, 2015
The European Union will devolve to its 28 individual member states the power to authorize the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops, allowing national governments to either...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/New-law-widens-opportunity-for-cultivation-of-GM-crops-in-Europe_66814.html
January 14, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published its Reach 2018 Roadmap. Reach is the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-publishes-Reach-2018-Roadmap-to-support-companies-in-meeting-2018-registration-deadline_66815.html
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