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April 22, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it is extending the timeline for it to complete is full assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) to the end of 2014. The authority...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EFSA-to-reevaluate-BPA-by-end-of-2014_60447.html
April 17, 2014

Five members of the Silicones Environmental, Health, and Safety Center (SEHSC) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the US EPA have agreed on the environmental monitoring of the siloxane D4, an intermediate in the production of silicone polymers, says ACC. The program will support EPA’s assessment of the environmental risk associated with D4, also known as octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Producers-EPA-agree-on-environmental-monitoring-for-siloxane-D4_60390.html
April 16, 2014
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a study finding that a lack of consistent government-wide data on the number and type of National Environmental Policy Act...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/GAO-report-highlights-lack-of-data-on-US-environmental-reviews_60327.html
April 15, 2014
The European Union's foreign affairs council has adopted the European Commision's previously announced proposal to cut or eliminate temporarily EU tariffs on imports from Ukraine. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-goes-ahead-with-tariff-cuts-on-imports-from-Ukraine_60313.html
April 15, 2014
IC Potash (ICP; Toronto) announced today that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has authorized ICP to construct and operated a sulphate of potash project, called Ochoa, at Lea...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/IC-Potash-receives-BLM-approval-of-New-Mexico-potash-project_60302.html
April 15, 2014
The Chlorine Institute and ACC have asked the US District Court for the District of Minnesota to prevent Canadian Pacific Railway from imposing a restrictive new requirement on shippers of chlorine and other toxic inhalation hazard materials. The Fertilizer Institute has joined the complaint....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-CI-sue-to-stop-railroad-from-imposing-new-shipping-restrictions_60304.html
April 8, 2014
BioConsortia (Davis, CA), an agricultural biotechnology company that discovers and develops microbial consortia for crop improvement, has raised $15 million in its Series B funding...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Agbiotech-firm-BioConsortia-raises-$15-million-in-funding_60196.html
April 8, 2014
Research and development (R&D) in the paints and coatings industry is being driven by a variety of issues, chief among energy efficiency and the development of new substrates in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACS-2014-Energy-issues-new-substrates-key-drivers-for-coatings-R-and-D_60195.html
April 8, 2014
The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) plastics division today released an updated roadmap for the development of plastics and composites that will help automakers increase fuel efficiency by reducing vehicle weight....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACC-releases-updated-roadmap-for-auto-plastics-and-composites_60193.html
April 8, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of 30 testing proposals for 21 substances, including nitromethane; 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene; trichloro(propyl)silane...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-21-substances_60180.html
April 3, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Richmond, VA) has thrown out $920 million in damages previously awarded to DuPont in the company's Kevlar patent infringement fray with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Court-throws-out-$920-million-Kevlar-trade-secrets-verdict_60053.html
April 3, 2014
Croatian companies manufacturing substances in or importing substances into the European Union in amounts exceeding 100 m.t./year, or that are carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/First-Reach-deadline-for-Croatian-companies-1-July-2014_60047.html
April 3, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published decisions on evaluations by European member states of 14 substances under the European Union’s Registration...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/ECHA-publishes-first-evaluation-decisions-under-Reach_60037.html
April 1, 2014
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, is a “remarkable, historic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Cefics-Mandery-TTIP-an-historic-opportunity-but-regulatory-divide-must-be-addressed_59973.html
March 26, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that two new intentions for harmonized classification and labeling have been added to the registry of intentions. The new substances...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/ECHA-adds-hexaflumuron-and-cyflumetofen-to-registry-of-intentions-under-Reach_59841.html
March 26, 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) has ruled that China's export restrictions on the key industrial raw materials rare earths, molybdenum, and tungsten violate international...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/WTO-rules-that-Chinas-restrictions-on-rare-earth-exports-violate-trade-regulations_59847.html
March 26, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has adopted the final community rolling action plan (Corap) for 2014–16. The update contains 120 substances that will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/ECHA-adopts-substance-evaluation-plan-for-2014-16_59838.html
March 26, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal to amend the hazard classification and labeling (CLH) for diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), the agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-invites-comments-on-hazard-classification-and-labeling-for-DIBP_59837.html
March 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of 26 testing proposals for 16 substances. The hazard endpoints for which vertebrate testing was proposed are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-16-substances_59793.html
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