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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
March 22, 2013
Ministry of Commerce, PRC (Mofcom; Beijing) will impose antidumping duties on imports of resorcinol from Japan and the United States for five years starting 23 March, the Chinese...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/China-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-resorcinol-from-Japan-and-US_50693.html
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
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