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September 25, 2013
Total Petrochemicals USA has agreed pay $8.75 million to settle a lawsuit, in which the US EPA alleged that the company had failed to comply with the terms of a 2007 settlement addressing earlier violations of the Clean Air Act at its Port Arthur, TX, refinery, according to a statement issued by the US Department of Justice on 20 September....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Total-settles-with-EPA-for-$8-75-million-over-2007-settlement-for-noncompliance-at-Port-Arthur_55409.html
September 24, 2013
EPA (Washington) has issued a draft report on the flame-retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) identifying possible alternative materials for use in polystyrene building insulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EPA-issues-report-on-flame-retardant-alternatives_55407.html
September 20, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals for three substances: bismuth trinitrate, the 2-oxiranylmethyl ester of (branched) nonanoic acid, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-three-substances_55336.html
September 20, 2013
EPA today proposed strict carbon emissions standards for new power plants, spurring criticism from industry groups who accuse the agency of overreaching its authority under the Clean...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EPA-releases-draft-limits-on-power-plant-carbon-emissions_55339.html
September 20, 2013
The US Senate announced yesterday that it has passed a measure that will prevent a possible shutdown of the US federal helium reserve by a 97-2 vote, reports say. Under the current...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Senate-approves-measure-preventing-helium-reserve-shutdown_55337.html
September 18, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has launched a public consultation on proposals for the restriction of nonylphenols (NPs) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in textile...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-launches-public-consultation-on-restriction-of-nonylphenols-and-nonylphenol-ethoxylates-in-textile-articles_55227.html
September 18, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). The substance is used mainly as a solvent, as a cleaning agent, and in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-N-methylpyrrolidone_55232.html
September 16, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals for allylamine. The hazard end point for which vertebrate testing has been proposed is genetic toxicity...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-allylamine_55173.html
September 11, 2013
Cristal and Kronos have joined DuPont and Huntsman in agreeing to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the four companies had conspired to fix the price of titanium dioxide beginning in 2003, according to an order filed by the United States District Court of Maryland....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Cristal-Kronos-settle-with-TiO2-price-fixing-plaintiffs-for-$85-million_55101.html
September 11, 2013
Ineos may be considering selling its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Schkopau, Germany, to gain approval from the European Commission for the previously announced PVC joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Report-Ineos-mulling-sale-of-PVC-plant-in-Germany-to-help-gain-EU-approval-of-JV-with-Solvay_55100.html
September 10, 2013
New regulations aimed at reducing fraud in the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program fall short of stabilizing the market for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) said on 10 September....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/AFPM-questions-EPAs-RFS-reform-effort_55087.html
September 10, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that it performed completeness checks on all 2013 substance dossiers by 31 August, the deadline set by the European Union's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-finishes-completeness-checks-on-2013-Reach-dossiers_55071.html
September 9, 2013
Australia's prime minister-elect, Tony Abbott, has reaffirmed plans to repeal Australia's carbon tax legislation, following the victory of his Liberal-National coalition in federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Australian-PM-elect-reaffirms-plans-to-repeal-the-countrys-carbon-tax_55039.html
September 9, 2013
Cabot Norit’s activated carbon business has agreed to provide activated carbon to injection systems to two US utilities in contracts that are expected to generate $6 million/year...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Cabot-to-supply-activated-carbon-systems-to-US-utilities_55044.html
September 9, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for additional information on seven substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances are cadmium sulfide, trixylyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/ECHA-calls-for-information-on-seven-substances-of-very-high-concern_55010.html
September 9, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on two new proposals for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). The chemicals concerned are flumioxazin...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-invites-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-comments-on-flumioxazin-and-propylene-oxide_55030.html
September 5, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that two-thirds of companies inspected as part of its enforcement forum do not comply with one or more of the provisions of EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Two-thirds-of-companies-inspected-fail-to-comply-with-Reach-CLP-requirements_54896.html
September 4, 2013
BASF today inaugurated a new agricultural research center at Research Triangle Park, NC. The $33-million investment includes a climate-controlled greenhouse, laboratories for plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/BASF-opens-$33-million-ag-research-center_54904.html
August 30, 2013
The new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), which was adopted on 22 May 2012, will come into operation in Europe from 1 September, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Simplified-regulation-for-biocides-in-Europe-from-September_54842.html
August 30, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published its final review of the risk assessment of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and diiosodecyl phthalate (DIDP). The substances are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-says-no-justification-for-reexamination-of-restriction-on-DINP-DIDP-plasticizers_54810.html
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