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February 5, 2016
3M said Thursday that the States of Guernsey has dismissed charges against the company relating to the purchase, use and disposal of its Light Water Brand Aqueous Film-Forming Foam...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/3M-announces-dismissal-of-charges-relating-to-AFFF_76955.html
February 4, 2016
The US Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination that hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blends from China are being dumped in the United States. A final determination will come in June. Meanwhile the Commerce Department has imposed antidumping duties of 91.99-210.46% on Chinese exports of HFC blends and their components....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/US-imposes-antidumping-duties-on-Chinese-hydrofluorocarbons_76956.html
February 3, 2016
Reform of the United States’ Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), along with tariffs and Reach, are among the key regulatory issues for Socma in 2016. The group is optimistic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Informex-2016-TSCA-tariffs-Reach-on-Socmas-radar-for-this-year_76935.html
February 2, 2016
The government of Alberta is seeking to attract petrochemical investment to the province via the government's Petrochemicals Diversification Program. The program is intended to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Alberta-government-to-tap-into-petrochemicals-potential-to-diversify-provinces-economy_76888.html
February 2, 2016
The US Federal Trade Commission’s final amendments to automotive fuel rating, certification, and labeling requirements for certain ethanol-gasoline blends have opened the door to greater blending of ethanol into gasoline. The amendments, announced on 14 January, will go into effect on 14 July. They require that fuel marketers rate and certify all ethanol blends with ethanol content ranging from more than 10% to 83%, on a single pump; and that retailers post labels with ethanol percentage disclosures and the statement, “Use only in Flex-Fuel Vehicles/May Harm Other Engines.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/alternativefuels/FTC-rule-paves-way-to-greater-ethanol-blending_76869.html
January 27, 2016
Ascend Performance Materials (Houston) announced Wednesday that it will focus on direct-to-market sales of its dimethyl ester (DME) products, ending its relationship with its largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/Ascend-ends-relationship-with-DME-distributor-focuses-on-in-house-sales_76703.html
January 26, 2016
The European Commission says it has opened an in-depth investigation into whether support provided by the Spanish authorities to potash mining company Iberpotash (Súria, Spain)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-investigates-alleged-state-aid-to-Spanish-producer-of-potash_76674.html
January 22, 2016
Monsanto on 22 January filed a lawsuit against the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to prevent the listing of glyphosate under California’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Monsanto-sues-California-to-prevent-listing-of-glyphosate-as-carcinogen_76627.html
January 21, 2016
The European Commission has granted authorization for two uses of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has reported. The authorized uses are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Commission-authorizes-two-uses-of-HBCDD_76568.html
January 21, 2016
The European Parliament has voted in favor of draft recommendations on a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The negotiations should provide more opportunities for companies in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Parliament-supports-recommendations-on-trade-in-services-agreement_76543.html
January 19, 2016
Spolchemie (Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic) confirms that Czech anti-corruption police raided the company's premises on 15-17 January in connection with an investigation into Via Chem...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Spolchemie-confirms-police-raids-in-connection-with-majority-shareholders-insolvency-proceedings_76546.html
January 13, 2016
The US FDA issued a warning letter on 31 December 2015 to the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility of Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical—located at Taizhou...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/FDA-issues-warning-letter-to-Hisuns-API-plant-in-China_76369.html
January 12, 2016
The European Commission says selective tax advantages granted by Belgium under the country's excess profit tax scheme are illegal under state aid rules in the European Union. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-commission-tells-Belgium-to-recover-&euro700-million-in-unpaid-taxes-from-multinationals-including-BP-BASF_76355.html
January 5, 2016
Pharmaceutical company Cadila Healthcare (Ahmedabad, India) informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) on 31 December 2015 that it has received a warning letter from the US FDA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/FDA-issues-warning-letter-to-Cadilas-API-plant-in-India_76166.html
December 31, 2015
Protective automotive paints firm XPEL Technologies (San Antonio) has responded to a patent suit brought by 3M. The suit, filed yesterday in Minnesota federal district court, concerns...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Paint-firm-responds-to-3M-patent-suit_76133.html
December 30, 2015
3M announced Wednesday that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against automotive paint protection film supplier XPEL Technologies (San Antonio) in Minnesota's federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/3M-sues-over-paint-protection-films_76116.html
January 4, 2016
Renewable oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) says the US District Court for the District of Delaware has upheld an earlier arbitration panel finding that the company's former joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Court-rules-in-Solazymes-favor-in-food-ingredients-dispute-with-Roquette_76096.html
December 18, 2015
The General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg) has ruled that the European Commission has breached EU law by failing to adopt measures to identify and ban biocidal products with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Court-says-European-Commission-breached-EU-law-by-failing-to-adopt-measures-on-endocrine-disrupting-biocides_75979.html
December 18, 2015
K+S KALI, a subsidiary of K+S (Kassel, Germany), has obtained authorization from the Kassel regional council to resume, to a limited extent, the injection of saline wastewater from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/K+S-receives-authorization-for-limited-disposal-of-saline-wastewater-at-Germany-site_75976.html
December 17, 2015
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg bill) was passed in the Senate late on 17 December. ACC called the bipartisan passage of the senate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/TSCA-reform-bill-passes-Senate_75964.html
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