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May 21, 2013
The second deadline for the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) program is just around the corner. Phase-in substances...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Second-Reach-registration-deadline-approaches_52205.html
May 17, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has concluded that 3-acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene, used as a flavoring additive in food, is mutagenic in vitro and in vivo, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EFSA-panel-concludes-that-3-acetyl-25-dimethylthiophene-is-genotoxic_52138.html
May 16, 2013
In a public briefing on Thursday, Robert Champion, the agent in charge of the Dallas office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF), says the cause of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/State-officials-say-cause-of-Texas-fertilizer-plant-explosion-still-undetermined_52098.html
May 16, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on two new proposals for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). The chemicals concerned are lenacil, a uracil...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-invites-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-lenacil-and-boric-acid_52050.html
May 15, 2013
Celanese has announced its support of the Domestic Alternative Fuels Act of 2013, introduced by Pete Olson (R-TX) to the House of Representatives on 14 May. The bill would amend...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Celanese-announces-support-of-Domestic-Alternative-Fuels-Act_52038.html
May 14, 2013
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) says it is extending its regulatory review of two genetically modified seeds in order to evaluate the impact of increased use of the associated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/USDA-orders-additional-review-of-Dow-and-Monsanto-herbicide-tolerant-traits_51990.html
May 14, 2013
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Monsanto in a landmark intellectual property case involving reuse of genetically modified seeds.   The case, Bowman v. Monsanto...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/Monsanto-wins-landmark-patent-case_51954.html
May 13, 2013
Air Products announced that is has successfully begun operating its carbon recovery project at Port Arthur, TX, as a part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Demonstration...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Air-Products-begins-operating-DOE-carbon-capture-project_51951.html
May 10, 2013
Republican Senators on the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) boycotted a vote to advance President Obama's nomination of Gina McCarthy as EPA chief, saying in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Republicans-boycott-committee-vote-on-EPA-chief-nominee_51916.html
May 10, 2013
Butamax Advanced Biofuels, an isobutanol joint venture owned by DuPont and BP, says the US District Court for the District of Delaware has issued an order dismissing claims by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Patent-infringement-claim-dismissed-in-long-running-isobutanol-feud_51913.html
May 9, 2013
Ferro has reached an agreement with FrontFour Capital and Quinpario Partners over nominees to Ferro’s board by support for election two out of three of the shareholder...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Ferro-shareholder-group-reach-agreement-on-board-nominees_51872.html
May 7, 2013
Praxair and Air Products have announced their support of  the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013, which seeks to to reform and reauthorize private helium sales from the federal helium...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Air-Products-Praxair-announce-support-of-Helium-Stewardship-Act_51824.html
May 7, 2013
The final resolution has been completed in the K-Dow arbitration between Dow Chemical and the Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait City, Kuwait), with Dow confirming today...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Dow-awarded-final-$2-2-billion-payment-in-K-Dow-arbitration_51816.html
May 7, 2013
A Harvard Law School study says disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing via FracFocus—a voluntary registry endorsed by 11 states and the Bureau of Land Management...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Study-says-fracking-disclosure-registry-FracFocus-deficient_51814.html
May 7, 2013
Dow AgroSciences says US regulatory authorities have approved a new insecticidal active ingredient, sulfoxaflor, to be marketed in the United States. Sulfoxaflor belongs to a novel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Dow-insecticide-receives-US-regulatory-approval_51812.html
May 6, 2013
ACC today launched a new Responsible Care product safety code, requiring member companies to implement 11 management practices to evaluate and continuously improve product safety performance....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACC-adds-product-safety-Responsible-Care-code_51778.html
May 6, 2013
The West Fertilizer Co. plant that exploded on 17 April killing 14 people, injuring over 200 others, and causing millions of dollars in damage was recently found to be holding...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/West-Fertilizer-Co-held-$1-million-in-liability-coverage-faced-multiple-robberies_51770.html
May 1, 2013
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that despite EPA’s increased efforts to assess and regulate potentially harmful chemicals under the Toxic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Federal-report-faults-EPA-chemical-assessment-strategies_51622.html
April 29, 2013
The European Commission, following a vote by EU member states today, will proceed with a plan to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids used as insecticides on a variety of crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/European-Commission-proceeds-with-plan-to-restrict-the-use-of-neonicotinoids_51559.html
April 29, 2013
VinylPlus, the European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry's sustainable development program, recorded 362,076 m.t. of PVC recycled last year, keeping it on track to meet the challenge...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/VinylPlus-on-track-to-meet-2020-PVC-recycling-targets_51551.html
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