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March 19, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for triflumizole, a pesticide. The substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-for-triflumizole_59663.html
March 19, 2014
The risk assessment committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has adopted an opinion to strengthen the existing classification of bisphenol A (BPA) under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-proposes-stronger-classification-of-BPA_59658.html
March 18, 2014
In the next few weeks, the direction will be set at Brussels and Berlin for the future of the German chemical industry, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Energy-policy-decisive-for-the-future-of-the-German-chemical-industry_59641.html
March 18, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it will hold a follow-up meeting for stakeholders and interested parties to discuss comments received during the public...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Bisphenol-A-EFSA-to-hold-follow-up-meeting-on-public-consultations_59643.html
March 18, 2014
The European Commission says it has asked member states to monitor the presence of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in food over the next two years. The move is in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Brominated-flame-retardants-European-Commission-requests-monitoring-in-food_59647.html
March 17, 2014
Poland has offered six-year tax breaks to the country's shale gas industry, to speed up exploration work. The Polish authorities have, in recent years, awarded shale gas exploration...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Poland-announces-tax-breaks-for-shale-gas-exploration_59634.html
March 17, 2014
The European Commission says it welcomes the European Parliament’s recent approval of the commission’s proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Commission-welcomes-European-Parliaments-vote-on-F-gases_59617.html
March 14, 2014
Eight manufacturers of expanded polystyrene (EPS), participating in the hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) consortium, have successfully submitted an application for authorization to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/EPS-producers-submit-Reach-authorization-dossier-for-HBCDD_59597.html
March 14, 2014
Bills have been introduced in the US House and Senate designed to clear the backlog of US FDA approval for sunscreen ingredients and implement a streamlined process for ingredient...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Congress-introduces-bill-to-speed-sunscreen-ingredient-approval_59599.html
March 13, 2014
The European Parliament has approved draft rules that would lead to a ban on the use of climate-unfriendly fluorinated gases in air-conditioners and refrigerators by 2020–2025...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Parliament-approves-measures-to-ban-F-gases_59538.html
March 11, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted in favor of legislation to reduce the consumption of plastic carrier bags in the European Union. The parliament’s environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Plastic-bags-EU-countries-to-reduce-usage-by-80-percent-by-2019_59469.html
March 10, 2014
The share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption of the 28 states in the European Union (EU 28) reached 14.1% in 2012, Eurostat, the European statistics office...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/alternativefuels/Renewable-energy-reaches-14-1-percent-of-total-EU-energy-consumption_59435.html
March 7, 2014
The sale of Plextronics (Pittsburgh) to Solvay USA (Houston), a Solvay subsidiary, for $32.6 million has been approved by the Bankruptcy Court of Delaware, according to court records...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Reports-Delaware-court-green-lights-Solvays-acquisition-of-Plextronics_59402.html
March 6, 2014
The German and Norwegian authorities are working on a restriction proposal for perfluorooactanoic acid (PFOA) and PFOA-related substances and have launched a call for information, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Germany-and-Norway-call-for-information-on-PFOA-and-related-substances_59355.html
March 6, 2014
The European Commission has, as expected,  opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the planned acquisition by Huntsman of a number of titanium dioxide (TiO2) assets...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-Commission-opens-in-depth-probe-into-Huntsmans-acquisition-of-Rockwood-titanium-dioxide-assets_59362.html
March 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for 36 testing proposals on 21 substances. Several hazard endpoints for vertebrate testing have been requested, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-on-21-substances_59368.html
March 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for E-glass fibers, glass fibers, and dicyclohexyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-for-glass-fibers-E-glass-fibers-and-dicyclohexyl-phthalate_59337.html
March 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has proposed four substances as substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances are the dihexyl ester of 1,2-benzenedicarboxyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-proposes-four-substances-as-SVHCs_59313.html
March 4, 2014
Syngenta today announced that Elatus, a foliar fungicide, has been approved by the Brazilian authorities. Elatus is one of the company’s succinate dehydrogenase inhibiting (SDHI)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Brazil-approves-Syngentas-SDHI-fungicide-Elatus_59288.html
March 3, 2014
Canada's environment ministry has amended the country's Domestic Substances List under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) 1999, to include 20 additional chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Canada-expands-Domestic-Substances-List-adding-20-chemicals_59261.html
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