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July 15, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published a review of international frameworks for assessing chemical mixtures. The report supports the rollout of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Mixtures-of-chemicals-EFSA-assesses-effects-on-human-health_53641.html
July 15, 2013
Experts at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) have identified the scientific studies to consider for the authority’s first full risk assessment of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EFSA-to-consult-on-acrylamide-in-food_53637.html
July 15, 2013
An Italian interministerial decree has banned the country's cultivation of Monsanto's genetically modified MON810—one of two genetically modified crops allowed in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Italy-moves-to-ban-cultivation-of-Monsatos-MON810-corn_53635.html
July 12, 2013
The European Parliament’s committee for environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI) adopted an opinion in a vote on 11 July, approving the European Commission’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-parliament-committee-votes-for-5-5-percent-cap-on-first-generation-biofuels-in-transport-fuel_53608.html
July 12, 2013
Norway has submitted a proposal to add decabromodiphenyl ether (DBDPE) to the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants, says the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/DBDPE-proposed-as-a-persistent-organic-pollutant_53591.html
July 11, 2013
The European Union today adopted modified rules on cosmetics, strengthening safety standards and providing better information for consumers, the European Commission says. Cosmetics...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/New-EU-rules-aim-to-put-safer-cosmetics-on-shelves_53523.html
July 11, 2013
The European Commission says it is proposing stronger legislation on national inspections of waste shipments to ensure that all member states of the European Union have similar levels...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-proposes-stronger-legislation-to-tackle-illegal-waste-shipments_53522.html
July 10, 2013
Ashland will pay $2 million in penalties to settle alleged violations of a consent decree with the EPA at the resins disposal superfund site in Jefferson Borough, PA, EPA says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Hercules-to-pay-$2-million-penalty-for-environmental-violations_53481.html
July 10, 2013
ACC today announced its support for the anticipated vote by the US Senate to nominate Gina McCarthy as administrator of the US EPA. McCarthy is currently EPA’s assistant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACC-announces-support-for-upcoming-Senate-vote-on-McCarthy-as-EPA-chief_53472.html
July 5, 2013
The European Commission says it has opened an in-depth investigation to verify whether the non-payment of social security contributions and other liabilities due to the Slovak state...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-investigates-state-aid-received-by-NCHZ-during-bankruptcy-in-2009_53409.html
July 4, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published new guidance for assessing the risks to bees from the use of pesticides. Previous risk assessment for honeybees...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EFSA-finalizes-new-guidance-on-risks-to-bees-from-pesticides_53396.html
July 4, 2013
The Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2013 has been introduced in the United States. The new legislation reduces taxes for US producers of renewable chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/US-renewable-chemical-production-tax-credit-introduced-by-new-legislation_53387.html
July 4, 2013
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) voted today in favor of freezing the auction of a number of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission permits—backloading—after narrowly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Parliament-votes-in-favor-of-backloading-a-freeze-on-the-auction-of-carbon-emission-permits_53379.html
July 3, 2013
The European Parliament (Brussels) has added 12 chemicals to the EU list of substances known to pose a pollution risk to surface waters, following a vote on 2 July, the parliament...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-Parliament-adds-12-substances-to-water-pollution-priority-list-3-pharmaceuticals-placed-on-watch-list_53355.html
July 2, 2013
Biopesticide firm Marrone Bio (Davis, CA) Innovations announced yesterday that it has filed for an initial public offering worth up to $60 million. Additional terms were not disclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Biopesticide-firm-files-for-$60-million-IPO_53335.html
July 1, 2013
The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has concluded its investigation of the West Fertilizer Co. explosion at West, TX plant in April that killed 14 and injured over 200. Shortly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Chemical-Safety-board-concludes-West-fertilizer-investigation-testifies-before-Senate_53312.html
July 1, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) will launch in July a public consultation on an updated and extended assessment of exposure in Europe to bisphenol A (BPA), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EFSA-to-launch-public-consultation-on-bisphenol-A_53289.html
June 28, 2013
OSHA announced this week a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect workers from the serious health effects of occupational exposure to isocyanates. OSHA, through the NEP, ...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/OSHA-launches-program-to-protect-workers-from-health-effects-of-exposure-to-isocyanates_53201.html
June 27, 2013
The European Commission has verified a health claim for alpha-cyclodextrin in an assessment report, Wacker-Chemie says in a press release. The commission report confirms that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Commission-verifies-health-claim-for-alpha-cyclodextrin_53133.html
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