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November 8, 2010
Industry attorneys and other Washington experts say the Republican’s control of the House next year will have an important influence on industry’s agenda, with the most significant impact expected for attempts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). One of the biggest changes will be in the House Ways and Means Committee, where chairman Henry Waxman (D., CA) is expected to be replaced by Fred Upton (R., MI). Another important move will be for Representative Dave Camp (R., MI) whose district includes Midland, MI—corporate headquarters of Dow Chemical and Dow Corning. He is set to become chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has control over U.S. tax and trade policies. Camp was born and raised in Midland and continues to reside there. In a preliminary analysis of the election’s impact on the chemical industry, law firm Bergeson & Campbell (Washington) tallies the potential changes ahead for toxics, pesticides and other industry priorities....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Republican-Leadership-Expected-to-Have-Widespread-Impact-on-Industrys-Agenda_30786.html
November 8, 2010
The transfer of power from Democratic to Republican hands in the House of Representatives has the chemical industry hopeful that its legislative agenda will gain traction in Congress...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Industry-Groups-Assess-Impact-of-U-S-Elections-on-Regulatory-Agenda_30785.html
November 2, 2010
Dow Chemical says it will likely retain its leading linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) franchise in any future deals involving its plastics business. A planned sale of a 50% stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Dow-Chemical-Shifts-Strategy-on-Plastics_30663.html
October 26, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China will impose provisional antidumping duties of 9.3%-37.5% on imports of methanol from Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/China-Slaps-Antidumping-Duties-on-Methanol-from-Indonesia-Malaysia-and-New-Zealand-but-not-Saudi-Arabia_30449.html
October 12, 2010
Senator James Inhofe (R., OK) has released a report on four EPA regulations advanced during the Obama administration and the costs those are estimated to have on jobs and industry. The report— EPA’s Anti-Industrial Policy: Threatening Jobs and America’s Manufacturing Base— was compiled by Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, where Inhofe is ranking minority member. The report focuses on EPA’s maximum achievable control technology (MACT) rule for boilers; the revised national ambient air quality standards for ozone; MACT standards for cement plants, and EPA’s endangerment finding and tailoring rule for controlling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Senate-Republicans-Tally-EPA-Rules-Impact-on-Jobs-Economy_30140.html
October 8, 2010
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the state of Ohio’s ban on the use of labels showing that milk sold in the state is from cows free of bovine growth hormone...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Court-Upholds-Labelling-of-Hormone-free-Milk-in-Ohio_30091.html
September 27, 2010
A federal court has rejected a request by defendants that sought to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit against sulfuric acid suppliers. Plaintiffs allege that producers of sulfuric acid engaged anticompetitive practices between early 1998 and January 2003....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Court-Rejects-Bid-to-Dismiss-Sulfuric-Acid-Antitrust-Lawsuit_29820.html
September 27, 2010
The Indian government has imposed antidumping duties of between $0.307/kilogram and $0.671/kilogram on imports of sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) from China, say local press reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/India-Imposes-Antidumping-Duty-on-STPP-from-China_29805.html
September 27, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that the Chinese government has called for stringent regulation on the production and marketing of melamine to avoid the use of melamine...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/China-Launches-Stringent-Regulation-on-Melamine-to-Ensure-Food-Safety_29802.html
September 13, 2010
The Supreme Court of India (New Delhi) has reopened the Bhopal gas case to reexamine a verdict in June by a court in Bhopal that convicted seven former Union Carbide executives for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Indias-Supreme-Court-Reopens-Bhopal-Case_29452.html
September 13, 2010
DuPont and Koch Industries (Wichita, KS) subsidiary Invista say they have signed a settlement agreement resolving three existing lawsuits between the companies concerning polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/DuPont-Invista-Settle-Adiponitrile-Patent-Lawsuits_29453.html
September 3, 2010
The Central Administrative Court (Bangkok) has lifted a ban on 74 of the 76 suspended projects at the Map Ta Phut industrial estate in Thailand, say press reports. Map Ta Phut is home...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Thai-Court-Lifts-Ban-on-Map-Ta-Phut-Projects_29243.html
August 30, 2010
Tronox says its key creditor stakeholders have agreed on the framework for an amended plan of reorganization that will settle the company’s legacy environmental and tort liabilities and allow it to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Tort claimants, who have asserted claims related to potential asbestos, benzene, creosote and other liabilities, will recover from the newly created trusts to which Tronox will contribute $12.5 million in cash, 12% of Tronox’s interest in the Anadarko Litigation, and insurance assets worth at least $4 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Tronox-Details-Plan-to-Settle-Liabilities-as-Part-of-Chapter-11-Exit_29086.html
August 30, 2010
Chemtura, the U.S. EPA, and bankruptcy court attorneys have reached a settlement under which Chemtura will pay $26 million in environmental liabilities at 17 sites. Most of the money...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Chemtura-to-Pay-$26-Million-to-Settle-Liabilities-at-17-Sites_29091.html
August 30, 2010
A Brazilian judge has fined BASF and Royal Dutch Shell R$1.1 billion ($626 million) for medical costs to workers at a defunct agricultural chemicals plant at Paulinia. Shell and BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Brazilian-Court-Orders-BASF-Shell-to-Pay-$626-million-to-Workers-at-Former-Agchem-Plant_29084.html
August 20, 2010
Monsanto says it has received approval from Brazilian regulators for planting of the company’s Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Roundup Ready 2 soybean seeds. The approval by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/CTNBio-Clears-Monsantos-Bt-Roundup-Ready-2_28946.html
August 16, 2010
The European Commission has begun an investigation into the possible circumvention by U.S. biodiesel suppliers of European Union (EU) antidumping duties on biodiesel imports from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/European-Commission-Investigates-Biodiesel-Imports-from-U-S-_28811.html
August 16, 2010
The state of Texas is suing BP Products North America, BP’s refining division, alleging the company illegally emitted about 500,000 pounds of air contaminants at its 460,000-bpd...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Texas-Sues-BP-for-Emissions-Violations-at-Texas-City_28808.html
August 16, 2010
China has imposed definitive antidumping duties of 2%-20% on imports of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) from Korea and Thailand. The MInistry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/China-Charges-India-with-Antidumping-Fines-for-PTA-Imports_28804.html
August 16, 2010
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai) has sent a formal letter to Indian embassies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, protesting India’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/GPCA-Disputes-Indias-Antidumping-Charge_28805.html
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