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July 2, 2010
EPA has disapproved Texas’ air permit program, a move that could force dozens of facilities to obtain new permits and make plant upgrades to meet federal air regulations. EPA’s move is due to Texas’ decision to allow flexible air permits where individual sources of emissions are not regulated as long as the entire facility’s emissions are below an established cap....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Texas-Air-Permits-in-Limbo-After-EPA-Disapproves-State-Program_27802.html
July 2, 2010
Louisiana residents have filed a class action lawsuit against BP and Nalco Holding alleging that the companies intentionally sprayed a dispersant into the Gulf of Mexico “with full...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Louisiana-Residents-Sue-Over-Dispersants-Use_27813.html
July 2, 2010
EPA has ordered DuPont to pay a civil penalty of $59,000 under a consent agreement related to Clean Water Act violations at the company’s Kinston, NC polymer plant. EPA says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/EPA-Fines-DuPont-Sunoco_27814.html
June 22, 2010
The European Commission has opened a three-month investigation into Syngenta’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto’s sunflower seeds business. The $160-million deal was announced in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/European-Authorities-Investigate-Syngentas-Plan-to-Buy-Monsantos-Sunflower-Seeds-Unit_27563.html
June 15, 2010
DSM says in a civil litigation case it has agreed to pay $25 million to an unnamed group of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) purchasers in the U.S. DSM’s $25 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/DSM-Settles-EPDM-Antitrust-Case-for-$25-Million_27444.html
June 7, 2010
Bondex and its holding company Specialty Products Holding Corp. (SPHC), two non-operating subsidiaries of RPM International, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/RPM-Seeks-Chapter-11-Protection-for-Units-Linked-to-Asbestos_27263.html
June 7, 2010
The California state Assembly has passed a bill that would bar certain types of stores, including grocery stores and pharmacies, from providing customers single-use paper and plastic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/California-Moves-to-Ban-Disposable-Bags_27262.html
June 3, 2010
Regulatory authorities from European Union (EU) member states say from an inspection program that 24% of companies with Reach obligations failed to comply with the regulation. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Reach-EU-Inspectors-Find-24-percent-of-Firms-in-Non-compliance_27143.html
May 24, 2010
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved a settlement between LyondellBasell subsidiary Equistar Chemicals, Solutia and Ascend Performance Materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Court-Approves-Deal-to-Close-Equistars-Chocolate-Bayou-TX-Site_26994.html
April 27, 2010
A judge at the High Court (London) has ruled that a group of around 2,000 U.K. residents should be awarded a total of up to £20 million ($31 million) for injuries caused by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/U-K-Consumers-Awarded-$31-Million-for-Exposure-to-Fungicide-in-Furniture_26320.html
April 22, 2010
The Chinese government says that the Ministry of Health of China has issued new regulations, setting more stringent requirements on the use and the approval of food additives...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/China-Introduces-New-Regulations-for-Food-Additives_26241.html
April 21, 2010
Toray Industries has revised its earnings forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010. Toray expects to record a net loss of ¥15 billion ($161 million), having previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Toray-Downgrades-Earnings-Projection_26130.html
December 31, 1969
LyondellBasell recently reached a settlement with the U.S. government where the company will pay $162 million to fund remediation of hazardous waste sites. The agreement settles $5.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/LyondellBasell-to-Pay-$162-Million-to-Settle-Environmental-Claims_25995.html
April 5, 2010
A Korean court has ruled Flexsys' process patents for producing 4‑aminodiphenylamine (4-ADPA) and its PPD derivatives used as antidegradants in tire making valid....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Solutia-Wins-PPD-Patent-Victory_25808.html
March 29, 2010
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced a bill calling for the restoration of taxes on chemical and oil and gas firms to pay for Superfund clean-ups. The taxes, which paid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/U-S-Lawmakers-Revive-Proposal-for-Superfund-Tax_25681.html
March 15, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court says it will not consider an appeal by ACC that sought a review of an appeals court’s decision disallowing an exemption from certain emissions limits...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Supreme-Court-Refuses-ACC-Appeal-of-Clean-Air-Decision_25427.html
March 12, 2010
The meeting at Ankeny, IA the first time U.S. regulators have scrutinized competition and regulation in the seed market, and come amid competitors' and farmers' accusations of antitrust behavior by seed industry's market leader Monsanto....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/DOJ-Begins-Antitrust-Inquiry-into-Seeds_25378.html
March 9, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court says it will not consider an appeal by ACC that sought a review of an appeals court’s decision disallowing an exemption from certain emissions limits...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Supreme-Court-Will-Not-Hear-ACCs-Appeal-of-Clean-Air-Act-Ruling_25244.html
March 1, 2010
The U.S Supreme Court says it will let stand a lower court ruling that requires growers to obtain Clean Water Act (CWA) permits for pesticides that are already permitted under separate federal pesticide laws. The ruling in National Cotton Council of America v. EPA is a setback for industry groups that had petitioned the high court asking it to consider their appeal. Pesticide industry representatives say they will pursue “additional avenues" to contain the impact of the decision....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Supreme-Court-Decision-Signals-Broad-Changes-to-Pesticide-Permit-Requirements_25095.html
February 26, 2010
The European Commission (EC) says it has cleared, under the EU Merger Regulation, the previously announced proposed acquisition of Mitsubishi Rayon by Mitsubishi Chemical. After...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/European-Commission-Approves-Acquisition-of-Mitsubishi-Rayon-by-Mitsubishi-Chemical_25057.html
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