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August 7, 2013
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington) finalized the 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that form part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/US-EPA-finalizes-2013-renewable-fuel-standard-decision-welcomed-by-industry-bodies_54285.html
August 6, 2013
President Obama has signed an executive order to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals. “Incidents such as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/President-Obama-orders-review-of-chemical-safety_54194.html
August 5, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has launched an open consultation on the draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for manganese, the authority says...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EFSA-opens-public-consultation-on-dietary-reference-values-for-manganese_54211.html
August 5, 2013
French President François Hollande says that France will maintain its ban on growing Monsanto's MON810 genetically modified (GM) corn, even though the country's Council of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/French-president-intends-to-maintain-ban-on-Monsanto-GM-corn_54222.html
August 5, 2013
Wacker Chemie says it registered 67 additional substances under phase two of the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Wacker-completes-second-phase-of-Reach-registration_54217.html
August 1, 2013
France's Conseil d'Etat has overturned a March 2012 government ban on cultivation of Monsanto's MON810 genetically modified (GM) corn, saying such a ban could only be imposed if human...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Reports-France-court-overturns-ban-on-MON810-GM-corn_54153.html
August 1, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has concluded that advantame and its metabolites pose no safety concern for consumers at the proposed uses and use levels as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EFSA-concludes-that-advantame-poses-no-safety-concern_54136.html
July 31, 2013
The EPA today announced changes to its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)—the agency's human health assessment program for chemicals—in order to improve the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EPA-increases-IRIS-transparency_54117.html
July 31, 2013
Senator Barbara Boxer (D., CA), chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), has stated opposition to the state preemption provisions in the Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Sen-Boxer-convenes-TSCA-reform-hearing-criticizes-Lautenberg-Vitter-bill_54105.html
July 29, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has launched a public consultation on draft guidance regarding a methodology for pesticide degradation in soil or water...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EFSA-consults-on-pesticide-degradation-time_54009.html
July 25, 2013
EPA says it has added more than 130 substances to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List. For the first time, 119 chemicals used as fragrances for commercial and consumer cleaning...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EPA-adds-130-chemicals-including-119-fragrances-to-safer-ingredients-list_53885.html
July 25, 2013
Orica (Melbourne) says that a nitric acid leak occurred on 24 July at the company’s production site at Kooragang Island, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The leak was fully...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Nitric-acid-leak-at-Orica-facility_53893.html
July 24, 2013
Monsanto says it is offering Brazilian farmers a 16% discount on its newly launched Intacta Roundup Ready (RR) 2 Pro soybeans if they drop patent claims alleging Monsanto improperly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/Monsanto-offers-Brazilian-farmers-who-drop-RR1-claims-discount-on-new-soybean-technology_53881.html
July 24, 2013
Representatives of 28 African countries, under the auspices of Representatives of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), have developed a road map that aims to drive the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/African-countries-pledge-to-increase-efforts-for-sound-management-of-chemicals_53858.html
July 22, 2013
The European Commission has introduced new requirements for chemicals in toys in the European Union, the commission announced. The new requirements entered into force on 20 July. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Commission-introduces-tighter-restrictions-on-chemicals-in-toys_53803.html
July 19, 2013
Monsanto announced today that it will no longer pursue regulatory approval to cultivate new biotech seeds in the European Union and will instead focus its European business on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/Monsanto-will-no-longer-pursue-biotech-crop-approvals-in-Europe_53755.html
July 19, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has issued revised guidance for assessing the risks posed by pesticides to aquatic organisms, the authority says. The guidance...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EFSA-publishes-new-guidance-on-pesticides-and-aquatic-organisms_53769.html
July 18, 2013
The Chinese government says that the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) will impose provisional antidumping duties on imports of solar-grade polysilicon from South Korea and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/China-imposes-provisional-antidumping-duties-on-polysilicon-from-Korea-US_53757.html
July 18, 2013
Uralchem (Moscow) has registered its anhydrous calcium nitrate Ca(NO3)2with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki). This registration allows the company to deliver the product...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/Uralchem-registers-anhydrous-calcium-nitrate-with-ECHA_53739.html
July 18, 2013
The Senate today voted 59-40 to confirm Gina McCarthy as US EPA head, ending a more than 4-month standoff over what Republicans claim is a lack of transparency and overreaching of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Senate-confirms-McCarthy-as-EPA-chief_53753.html
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