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March 22, 2013
The Chinese government says that the new China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA; Beijing) has begun operating today. The government announced earlier this month that it would create...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Chinas-new-food-and-drug-safety-watchdog-CFDA-becomes-operational_50692.html
March 21, 2013
A Delaware judge has ruled that Gevo (Englewood, CO) does not infringe two Butamax Advanced Biofuels patents describing enzymes used in the production of biobased isobutanol—the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/alternativefuels/Gevo-wins-round-in-patent-brawl-with-Butamax_50656.html
March 20, 2013
Encanto Potash Corp. (Saskatchewan) says its Muskowekan First Nation potash mine project has been accepted by the Canadian federal government under its First Nations Commericial and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Canadian-potash-mine-project-receives-federal-approval_50642.html
March 20, 2013
EPA's general approach in prioritizing chemicals for further review and target assessment under its Work Plan Chemicals program can, with "some important and necessary...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-EPA-Work-Plan-Chemicals-methodology-on-the-right-track_50636.html
March 19, 2013
The US House of Representatives subcommittee on environment and the economy on 14 March held an oversight hearing on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACC-Socma-House-testimony-highlights-CFATS-improvements_50550.html
March 19, 2013
The Chinese government says that it will elevate the status of the existing State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing) in order to strengthen regulation and boost confidence in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/China-to-establish-a-stronger-food-and-drug-safety-watchdog_50495.html
March 19, 2013
Cereplast says it filed a patent application on 15 March with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for algae biocontent polymers. Cereplast's new patent filing falls...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Cereplast-applies-for-patent-on-algae-based-plastic_50621.html
March 18, 2013
The European Commission says that “no qualified majority was reached” in a vote by member states concerning the possible ban of three neonicotinoids: clothanidin and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/European-Commission-fails-to-reach-majority-in-neonicotinoids-vote_50588.html
March 14, 2013
The United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy on 14 March held a progress and oversight hearing on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACC-Socma-testify-to-House-on-CFATS-security-improvements_50506.html
March 13, 2013
BASF and Shell Brazil have agreed to a payout plan to compensate some former workers of a Paulinia, São Paulo, chemical production site allegedly exposed to chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Reports-BASF-and-Shell-agree-to-payout-in-Brazil-contamination-case_50441.html
March 12, 2013
Cereplast says that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the company patent protection for its biodegradable nanopolymer compositions and other...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Cereplast-receives-patent-protection-for-biodegradable-polymers_50446.html
March 11, 2013
ADA-ES (Highlands Ranch, CO), an equipment and clean coal technology provider for the coal and specialty chemical industries, announced it has been awarded a contract to supply...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ADA-receives-clean-coal-technology-supply-contract_50379.html
March 11, 2013
The Chinese government says that it will elevate the status of the existing State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing) in order to strengthen regulation and boost people's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/China-to-establish-a-more-powerful-food-and-drug-safety-watchdog_50403.html
March 4, 2013
President Obama this morning formally nominated Gina McCarthy as the next EPA chief. McCarthy, EPA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, had been...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Obama-nominates-McCarthy-to-head-EPA_50226.html
March 1, 2013
Several industry organizations, including ACC and the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), announced support for introduction of the General Duty Clause Clarification...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACC-NACD-announce-support-of-General-Duty-Clause-Clarification-Act_50197.html
March 1, 2013
The European Commission has informed ENI (Rome) and its chemicals affiliate Versalis (Milan), formerly known as Polimeri Europa, that it intends to reimpose a supplementary fine on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/European-Commission-tries-again-to-fine-ENI-and-Versalis-as-repeat-offenders-in-synthetic-rubber-price-fixing-case_50194.html
March 1, 2013
Six sodium chlorate manufacturers have established a consortium to seek authorization under Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/New-Reach-consortium_50162.html
March 1, 2013
The European Union has adopted a 5-year antidumping duty on US ethanol that will result in a €62.30/m.t. ($83.20) net tariff applied to imports, effective 22 February. Ethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-bioethanol-tariff_50153.html
March 1, 2013
A federal judge in Baton Rouge, LA, has ruled that two tax-shelter transactions entered into by Dow Chemical, and designed by Goldman Sachs and law firm King & Spalding amounted to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Dow-loses-US-tax-shelter-case-considers-appeal_50152.html
March 1, 2013
ACC’s monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) increased for a seventh consecutive month—posting a 0.6% gain over January, to 92.1, indicating a slowly growing US economy...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ACCs-indicator-ticks-up-for-seventh-consecutive-month_50151.html
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