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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
April 26, 2013
The catastrophic explosion at a Texas fertilizer facility has raised renewed concerns about plant safety....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Texas-fertilizer-disaster-raises-safety-regulatory-concerns_51489.html
April 26, 2013
A consortium of industry groups, including ACC and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, have filed a joint petition seeking a US Supreme Court review of a landmark...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Industry-seeks-Supreme-Court-review-of-EPAs-CAA-provisions_51486.html
April 24, 2013
Reports indicate that the death toll has risen to 14 and over 200 people were injured, with several people still unaccounted for, following a huge explosion at a fertilizer plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Texas-fertilizer-plant-that-exploded-and-killed-14-found-to-be-storing-excessive-amounts-of-ammonium-nitrate-Update_51274.html
April 22, 2013
Cefic today released an energy road map, entitled European chemistry for growth: Unlocking a competitive, low-carbon and energy-efficient future. The European Union needs secure...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Cefic-urges-EU-policy-shift-to-reducing-energy-costs-and-ensuring-chemical-industry-competitiveness_51330.html
April 19, 2013
A consortium of industry groups including ACC and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a joint petition yesterday seeking a US Supreme Court review of a lower...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Industry-groups-petition-for-Supreme-Court-review-of-EPA-Clean-Air-Act-provisions_51310.html
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
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