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August 29, 2014
Odebrecht’s (Salvador, Brazil) Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (Ascent) steam cracker project continues to move forward with the acceptance of its voluntary remediation application by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Policy (WVDEP). The agency says its office of environmental remediation and Ascent are currently negotiating an agreement for the identification of health and ecological risks associated with current and potential future uses of the site and the establishment remediation standards....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Odebrechts-Ascent-cracker-project-negotiates-remediation-agreement-with-WVDEP_63505.html
August 28, 2014
ACC and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/ACC-Green-Building-Council-join-forces-to-advance-LEED_63461.html
August 27, 2014
EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that DuPont has been fined $1.275 million for allegedly failing to prevent the release of harmful levels of hazardous materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/DuPont-fined-for-violations-at-West-Virginia-plant_63444.html
August 22, 2014
ACC’s v.p./regulatory and technical affairs, Michael Walls, today testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority briefing at Lake Charles, LA, regarding...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACC-testifies-to-Senate-against-EPAs-call-for-stricter-ozone-standards_63354.html
August 19, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for the pesticide...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/New-CLH-consultation-for-the-pesticide-tefluthrin_63290.html
August 14, 2014
Sener, Mexico's ministry of energy; and the National Hydrocarbons Commission (Mexico City) have assigned to Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) the rights to 83% of the country's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Pemex-awarded-all-of-the-proven-and-possible-reserves-it-requested-in-Mexicos-energy-reform_63183.html
August 12, 2014
The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, has signed the country's energy reform bill into law, the president's office says. The law preserves and guarantees state ownership...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Mexico-passes-energy-reform_63120.html
August 8, 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) has rejected an appeal by China against a WTO ruling earlier this year that China's export restrictions on the key industrial raw materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/WTO-rejects-Chinas-appeal-of-ruling-against-rare-earth-export-restrictions_63085.html
August 5, 2014
Linde says it has been awarded a $4.3-million grant by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to construct retail hydrogen fueling stations in Northern California. The stations will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/alternativefuels/Linde-receives-grant-to-build-more-hydrogen-refueling-stations-in-California_62989.html
August 5, 2014
Germany’s chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has pointed out that the country’s chemical industry is not calling for mutual recognition of existing standards for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/VCI-No-reduction-in-chemical-safety-standards-through-TTIP_62990.html
August 5, 2014
EPA has issued a final greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration construction permit for the expansion of OCI Partners' (OCI; Nederland, TX) methanol plant near Beaumont, TX. OCI plans to increase the plant’s methanol capacity by 25%, to 912,000 m.t./year and its ammonia capacity by 15%, to 305,000 m.t./year....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/OCI-Partners-gets-greenhouse-gas-permit-for-expansion-project_62977.html
July 30, 2014
The US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental affairs, with a bipartisan vote, today passed an amended version of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Senate-passes-CFATS-reauthorization-program_62812.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that European Union member states have indicated their intention to submit harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) dossiers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/ECHA-announces-four-CLH-dossiers-submitted-two-intentions-added_62801.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four potential substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been included in the registry of intentions. European Union member...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-adds-four-substances-to-registry-of-intentions-as-potential-SVHCs_62800.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) for bendiocarb (1,3-benzodioxol-4-ol, 2,2-dimethyl-...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-CLH-for-bendiocarb_62799.html
July 29, 2014
The European Commission says it is urging Germany to take stronger measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates. The latest figures submitted by Germany in 2012 show that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Commission-urges-Germany-to-act-more-against-nitrate-pollution-in-water_62776.html
July 28, 2014
RPM today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 66.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $108.8 million, on sales up 9.1%, to $1.28 billion. On an adjusted basis—excluding some...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/RPM-earnings-rise-subsidiary-agrees-to-settle-asbestos-claims_62746.html
July 24, 2014
M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg) says that an Italian court has confirmed a ruling against Invista, declaring void the Italian counterpart of its patent for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) barrier resin for bottles....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Italian-court-nullifies-Invistas-barrier-patent-says-M-and-G_62699.html
July 17, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four new intentions and five new submissions for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) have been added to the public...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/ECHA-adds-several-substances-to-registry-of-intentions-under-Reach_62513.html
July 16, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says that is has established an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of four milligrams per kilogram body weight per day for the food...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EFSA-establishes-daily-intake-limits-for-sunset-yellow-food-additive_62485.html
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