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June 1, 2015

Nanosys says its quantum dots have passed review under EPA’s New Chemicals Program, and that the company plans to begin mass production at its 25-m.t./year manufacturing facility at Milpitas, CA.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Nanosys-receives-green-light-to-scale-up-quantum-dots_70873.html
June 1, 2015
Six major oil and gas companies have called on governments and on the United Nations framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) to introduce pricing systems for carbon, where they...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Oil-and-gas-majors-call-for-carbon-pricing_70871.html
June 1, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The text negotiated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Parliament-committee-backs-ETS-reform_70870.html
May 28, 2015
TCU (Brasilia), Brazil's court of audit,  has blocked Petrobras's tender for the concession of the country's first gas pipeline, in a vote carried out on 27 May, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Reports-Brazil-court-blocks-Petrobras-gas-pipeline-project_70748.html
May 25, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has issued a call for additional information on in support of its efforts to evaluate the risks posed to bee by certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EFSA-requests-new-information-on-the-risk-to-bees-of-three-neonicotinoids_70658.html
May 22, 2015
The committee of independent companies of Germany’s chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has proposed a so-called Mittelstandsmemorandum on TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/VCI-calls-on-the-Mittelstand-to-support-TTIP_70636.html
May 21, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on sodium citrate originating in China for five years effective 20 May, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says.   Tariffs levied are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/India-slaps-dumping-duties-on-sodium-citrate-from-China-for-five-years_70548.html
May 18, 2015
Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from installations participating in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased by about 4.5% in 2014, according to estimates...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Europes-GHG-emissions-fall-by-4-5-percent-in-2014_70460.html
May 15, 2015
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has cited DuPont for 11 safety violations and fined the company $99,000 after investigating a methyl mercaptan leak that killed four employees at DuPont’s La Porte, TX, facility in November 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/DuPont-fined-$99000-for-fatal-La-Porte-mercaptan-release_70440.html
May 11, 2015
The European Parliament’s environment committee approved draft plans this week under which EU member states would have to enforce emission limits on from medium-sized combustion...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Europe-to-limit-emissions-from-medium-size-combustion-plants_70259.html
May 8, 2015
The European Union and the United States are negotiating a comprehensive free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). One aspect of the agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Reform-of-investment-protection-within-TTIP-VCI-welcomes-commissions-proposals_70256.html
May 7, 2015
At the start of a consultation in Germany’s parliament and upper chamber on the question of fracking, the country’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/VCI-calls-for-clear-guidelines-for-natural-gas-production-calls-for-use-of-fracking-technology_70165.html
May 6, 2015
The European Council, under the current Latvian presidency, and members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have agreed on a draft law to reform the European Union’s Emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-ETS-Market-stability-reserve-to-start-in-2019-VCI-warns-of-additional-cost-burden-for-chemical-industry_70125.html
May 5, 2015
The IRS has issued a proposed ruling that could jeopardize plans to put petrochemical assets into tax-saving master limited partnerships (MLPs). The document specifically states that income derived from a steam cracker would not qualify for MLP status, directly contradicting a ruling issued on 2 July 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Proposed-IRS-ruling-threatens-cracker-MLPs_70105.html
April 30, 2015
DuPont and textile company Kolon Industries (Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea) today reached an agreement settling a legal dispute over Kolon’s alleged infringement of DuPont’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/DuPont-Kolon-settle-Kevlar-trade-secrets-case_70001.html
April 30, 2015
The US FDA today issued a proposed rule requesting additional scientific data to support the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in over-the-counter health-care...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/FDA-taking-a-closer-look-at-over-the-counter-antiseptics_69983.html
April 29, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA; Copenhagen) have announced that they will jointly investigate the need for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-uses-of-phthalate-in-articles-preparation-for-restriction_69934.html
April 28, 2015
The European Parliament today accepted a proposal on a directive relating to the biofuels and indirect land-use change (ILUC). The compromise text was proposed in March by the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/alternativefuels/European-Parliament-approves-proposal-on-biofuels-and-indirect-land-use-change_69878.html
April 28, 2015
Reform of the outdated US chemical management policy took a step closer to a full Senate vote, as the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act passed through the Senate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/TSCA-reform-bill-heads-to-Senate-floor_69894.html
April 27, 2015
Syngenta announced today that it has received US EPA approval for its breakthrough corn herbicide, Acuron. The first sales of the product to US growers will take place this year. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Syngenta-receives-EPA-approval-for-Acuron-corn-herbicide_69865.html
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