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November 5, 2013
The European Commisison says it has opened an in-depth investigation into the previously announced plans of Solvay and Ineos to merge their chlorvinyls activities in Europe into a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Europe-launches-in-depth-investigation-into-proposed-Solvay-Ineos-chlorvinyls-JV_56455.html
November 5, 2013
The European Commission has adopted a proposal that requires European member states to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Such plastic bags are often used only once...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Commission-proposes-reduction-in-use-of-plastic-bags_56443.html
October 30, 2013
Mexico’s federal competition commission has denied Sherwin-Williams’ (SW) appeal of its ruling blocking the acquisition of Comex, the company says. Comex, which recorded...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Mexicos-antitrust-authority-denies-Sherwin-Williams-acquisition-appeal_56317.html
October 29, 2013
Energy and Power Subcommittee chairman Ed Whitfield (R., KY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D., WV) today unveiled draft legislation designed to rein in EPA efforts to restrict greenhouse...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Bipartisan-bill-seeks-to-block-EPA-limits-on-power-plant-GHG-emissions_56287.html
October 29, 2013
DuPont and Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken announced today that they have settled all pending patent claims between them regarding the photovoltaic paste business...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/DuPont-Heraeus-settle-solar-pastes-patent-dispute_56284.html
October 21, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested proposals for testing of three substances, C20–C24 alpha-olefins, benzotriazole, and lithium iron phosphate. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-three-additional-substances_56063.html
October 18, 2013
McVicar Industries (Toronto) reports today that it has been granted access to the production facilities of its Zhejiang Hongbo Chemical subsidiary through the involvement of local...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/McVicar-regains-access-to-Hongbo-facility-after-worker-occupation_56037.html
October 17, 2013
EPA says that firms participating in a voluntary initiative launched in 2006 for the phaseout of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are on track to meet a 95% reduction goal in PFOA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Firms-on-Track-for-2010-PFOA-Phaseout_10406.html
October 17, 2013
DuPont says it has restarted most of the units at its Belle, WV chemical complex that were not involved in recent accidents, including a phosgene release that killed a worker in January....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/DuPont-Restarting-Production-at-Belle-WV_25166.html
October 17, 2013
The European Commission says it has opened an antitrust investigation into agreements between Honeywell and DuPont for the development of a new refrigerant for air conditioning systems...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-Targets-DuPont-Honeywell-in-Refrigerant-Probe_39905.html
October 17, 2013
Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is moving ahead with plans to repeal the country’s unpopular carbon tax, which was introduced in July 2012 by the previous Labor government...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Australian-PM-moves-to-repeal-carbon-tax_55987.html
October 17, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has issued a call for evidence to identify uses of bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (deca-BDE) where substitution may be challenging or require...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-substituting-deca-BDE_55967.html
October 16, 2013
The appeal board of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has upheld an ECHA decision requiring information on sub-chronic toxicity, and developmental toxicity in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHAs-appeal-board-upholds-decision-against-Lanxess_55966.html
October 15, 2013
The US Supreme Court announced today that it will hear six cases concerning whether or not EPA has overextended its authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) by attempting to regulate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Supreme-Court-agrees-to-review-EPA-GHG-rules_55947.html
October 14, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for two substances—2,4,6,8,10-pentamethylcyclopentasiloxane and the reaction mass of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-two-substances_55910.html
October 11, 2013
EPA’s proposed rules for formaldehyde emissions for composite wood products—first announced 29 May 2013—are arbitrary and contrary to the intent of the law, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACC-Formaldehyde-emissions-rules-discount-scientific-evidence_55898.html
October 11, 2013
The American Petroleum Institute (API) has filed a lawsuit with the District of Columbia's circuit court, challenging EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/API-files-lawsuit-against-EPAs-2013-Renewable-Fuel-Standard-requirements_55886.html
October 11, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on fluopyram, which is proposed for use as a fungicide in agriculture, horticulture, and viticulture...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-fluopyram_55893.html
October 10, 2013
AFPM says there are two major problems with the manner in which the EPA formulated the new standard. First, the EPA relied on data that was not available for public comment. Second, the EPA set cellulosic biofuel requirements using a methodology that is “shrouded in secrecy” and which overestimates the amount of cellulosic fuel that will be available for compliance. AFPM is also asking the court to force the EPA to put an end to the retroactive application of renewable fuel requirements....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/alternativefuels/AFPM-files-lawsuit-challenging-EPAs-Renewable-Fuel-Standard_55867.html
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