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November 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced that the registry of intentions has updated with six new intentions and one new submission. The new intentions are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHAs-registry-of-intentions-updated-with-six-new-intentions-and-one-new-submission_65649.html
November 18, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of eight testing proposals for five substances. The chemicals in question and the hazard endpoints for which...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-five-substances_65506.html
November 12, 2014
The non-confidential information on the candidate list “substances in articles for consumer use” has been updated, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-updates-information-on-candidate-list-substances-in-articles-for-consumer-use_65318.html
November 12, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced a public consultation on applications for authorization of trichloroethylene (TCE) under the European Union’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-alternatives-to-trichloroethylene-under-Reach_65317.html
November 10, 2014
ACC president Cal Dooley says the midterm elections provide a more favorable policy environment for US chemical makers to carry out US growth and investment plans....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-expresses-optimism-on-post-election-TSCA-trade-prospects_65264.html
November 7, 2014
Appvion (Appleton, WI) says it has launched the first thermal receipt paper using vitamin C. Thermal paper is a paper coated with a reactive layer that changes color when exposed to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Appvion-launches-thermal-paper-using-vitamin-C-rather-than-BPA_65220.html
October 28, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened public consultations on dichlofluanid and salicylic acid under the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) regulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-dichlofluanid-and-salicylic-acid-under-CLH_64858.html
October 22, 2014
The European Commission has launched an online public consultation to help define criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), as required by the regulations on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/European-Commission-consults-the-public-on-criteria-for-identifying-endocrine-disruptors_64670.html
October 21, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened public consultations on proposals for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of three substances: azadirachtin (Neem...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-CLH-proposals-for-azadirachtin-margosa-extract-and-terbuthylazine_64639.html
October 17, 2014
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) has produced a state-of-the-art review of test methods and computational approaches as alternatives to animal...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-Alternative-methods-to-avoid-testing-chemicals-on-animals_64574.html
October 16, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published a substance evaluation report for tetrachloroethylene. The evaluating member state, Latvia, has evaluated the substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Tetrachloroethylene-No-EU-regulatory-action-needed-based-on-substance-evaluation-report_64556.html
October 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has open a 45-day public commenting period on harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposals for four substances: dibutyltin...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-starts-public-consultation-on-four-substances-under-CLH_64293.html
September 26, 2014
Socma (Washington) has called on EPA to strike a balance between transparency and protecting trade secrets as it formulates proposed rules on the disclosure of hydraulic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Socma-urges-caution-as-EPA-considers-fracking-disclosure-rule_64076.html
August 27, 2014
EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that DuPont has been fined $1.275 million for allegedly failing to prevent the release of harmful levels of hazardous materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/DuPont-fined-for-violations-at-West-Virginia-plant_63444.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four potential substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been included in the registry of intentions. European Union member...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-adds-four-substances-to-registry-of-intentions-as-potential-SVHCs_62800.html
July 16, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says that is has established an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of four milligrams per kilogram body weight per day for the food...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EFSA-establishes-daily-intake-limits-for-sunset-yellow-food-additive_62485.html
July 10, 2014
The German chemical industry is in favor of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/VCIs-Kley-Germanys-chemical-industry-in-favor-of-TTIP_62395.html
July 9, 2014
Yesterday evening, the House of Representatives, with bipartisan support, passed the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program Authorization and Accountability Act of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Congress-passes-CFATS-Reauthorization-Act_62371.html
June 25, 2014
EPA today released its final risk assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE)—the first such assessment to be completed as part of the agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EPA-issues-final-risk-assessment-for-TCE_62040.html
June 25, 2014
The European Commission has today strictly limited the level of bisphenol A (BPA) in toys for children up to the age of three years and for toys that are intended to be in the mouth...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/European-Commission-strictly-limits-BPA-in-toys_62014.html
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