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April 19, 2013
Industry trade group Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO; Washington) today asked EPA to consider changes to the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Identification...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/BIO-says-QAP-proposal-would-result-in-burdensome-costs-for-biofuel-producers_51309.html
April 18, 2013
The European Parliament has published a draft report that proposes drawing a distinction between the different types of biofuel based on their climate impacts. The draft report was...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/European-Parliament-publishes-draft-report-amending-sustainability-criteria-for-biofuels_51276.html
April 18, 2013
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) voted Tuesday against a proposal to temporarily freeze an auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission quotas—known as back-loading. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Parliament-votes-against-freezing-carbon-dioxide-quotas_51256.html
April 17, 2013
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has urged the Office of Budget Management (OMB) to exercise its oversight role to ensure that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) applies the peer-review process for its Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) report on phthalates following its de novo scientific review....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACC-calls-for-peer-review-of-pending-phthalates-study_51261.html
April 17, 2013
Connecticut lawmakers are set to vote today on a bill requiring food packaging products containing bisphenol A (BPA) be labeled. Senate Bill 16, sponsored by State Senator Beth Bye...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Connecticut-lawmakers-vote-on-bill-requiring-BPA-labels-on-food-packaging_51245.html
April 15, 2013
Cefic has reacted with caution to a recent proposal by the European Commission to strengthen the European Union’s trade defense instruments....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Cefic-urges-a-balanced-approach-to-strengthening-EU-trade-defense-instruments_51130.html
April 15, 2013
Brazil has launched two investigations into the possible dumping in the Brazilian market of polypropylene (PP) originating from South Africa, India, and Korea. The probes cover the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Brazil-investigates-alleged-dumping-of-polypropylene_51138.html
April 15, 2013
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Petrochem Carless (Leatherhead, UK) by Haltermann Holding (Hamburg). Haltermann has production at Hamburg and Speyer...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-approves-Haltermanns-acquisition-of-Petrochem-Carless_51111.html
April 15, 2013
Longtime Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)–reform advocate Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) last week reintroduced the Safe Chemicals Act, the latest version of a bill aimed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Lautenberg-reintroduces-Safe-Chemicals-Act-ACC-expects-more-industry-friendly-bill-soon_51129.html
April 15, 2013
The United Kingdom's decision to increase the portion of biofuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel to 5% will cost motorists a total of £460 million ($706 million) during...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/EU-renewable-energy-directive-will-likely-cost-UK-motorists-£460-million-in-2013-14_51177.html
April 10, 2013
Longtime Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)–reform advocate Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) is expected to introduce the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013—the latest version of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Industry-calls-for-bipartisan-approach-to-TSCA-reform-Lautenberg-bill-due-out-soon_51049.html
April 5, 2013
Brazil has launched two investigations into the possible dumping in the Brazilian market of polypropylene (PP) originating from South Africa, India, and Korea. The probes cover the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Brazil-investigates-alleged-dumping-of-PP-from-South-Africa-India-Korea_50971.html
April 5, 2013
The European Commission has published a Green Paper entitled On a European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment, to gather facts and views that will enable it to assess the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/European-Commission-launches-consultation-to-assess-impact-of-plastic-waste-publishes-Green-Paper_50969.html
April 4, 2013
Valent BioSciences (Libertyville, IL), a wholly owned biorationals subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical, says it is on track to bring a 15-million gal/year manufacturing facility online by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Valent-advances-$150-million-biorationals-project-at-Osage-IA_50950.html
April 2, 2013
DuPont and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced a new federal-private collaboration to safeguard natural resources on private lands used to grow corn stover for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/alternativefuels/DuPont-USDA-to-promote-sustainable-energy-crop-harvesting-practices_50891.html
April 2, 2013
The Ministry of Commerce, PRC (Mofcom; Beijing) says it extended antidumping measures for nonylphenol (NP) imported from India and Taiwan for a further five years, starting...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/China-extends-antidumping-measures-on-nonylphenol-from-India-and-Taiwan_50877.html
March 27, 2013
EPA announced today that it will begin health and environmental risk assessments of 23 commonly used chemicals, with a focus on flame retardants, as a part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EPA-begins-risk-assessments-of-flame-retardants-under-TSCA_50779.html
March 26, 2013
The European General Court (Luxembourg) has confirmed the European Chemical Agency's (ECHA; Helsinki) approach to identifying persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic substances (PBTs)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/reach/EU-court-upholds-ECHA-approach-to-identifying-PBTs-and-vPvBs_50476.html
March 25, 2013
“If industry had more certainty that regulations would not change every election cycle, there would be a significant investment in infrastructure,” says AFPM president Charles Drevna....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/AFPM-IPC-Shale-gas-carrying-US-economy-Drevna_50719.html
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