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November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its member state committee (MSC) has agreed that the agency should request further information on six substances. The MSC...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/ECHA-to-request-additional-information-on-six-substances_56720.html
November 14, 2013
ACC on Wednesday testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy to encourage Congress to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—the law which oversees the US chemical regulatory system. Wednesday’s hearing examined the Senate’s proposed Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) bill, which would revamp and modernize TSCA....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACC-urges-passage-Congress-to-pass-TSCA-reform_56699.html
November 13, 2013
Germany's chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says it is 'concerned' about discussions to reform the country's renewable energy law (EEG), as part of negotiations to form a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/VCI-calls-for-a-reduction-in-energy-cost-not-a-redistribution_56675.html
November 13, 2013
The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is launching a local emphasis program in Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri for programmed health...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/OSHA-announces-local-initiative-for-inspections-of-industries-using-hazardous-chemicals_56673.html
November 11, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for 1,2-dichloropropane (propylene dichloride). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-invites-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-12-dichloropropane_56617.html
November 7, 2013
The European Commission has referred a request related to cultivation of a genetically-modified organism (GMO), originally submitted 12 years ago, to the council of ministers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Commission-refers-GMO-cultivation-request-to-Council-of-Ministers_56519.html
November 7, 2013
The European Commission has proposed the legislation necessary for the European Union to formally ratify the second commitment period (2013–2020) of the Kyoto Protocol on climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Commission-proposes-ratification-of-second-phase-of-Kyoto-Protocol_56517.html
November 5, 2013
BASF announced today that it filed legal action challenging the EU Commission’s decision to restrict major seed treatment uses of the company's fipronil insecticide in the EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/BASF-sues-EU-over-fipronil-ban_56466.html
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
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