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February 5, 2016
3M said Thursday that the States of Guernsey has dismissed charges against the company relating to the purchase, use and disposal of its Light Water Brand Aqueous Film-Forming Foam...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/3M-announces-dismissal-of-charges-relating-to-AFFF_76955.html
January 21, 2016
The European Commission has granted authorization for two uses of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has reported. The authorized uses are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/European-Commission-authorizes-two-uses-of-HBCDD_76568.html
January 5, 2016
Pharmaceutical company Cadila Healthcare (Ahmedabad, India) informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) on 31 December 2015 that it has received a warning letter from the US FDA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/FDA-issues-warning-letter-to-Cadilas-API-plant-in-India_76166.html
December 14, 2015
The US FDA, on 9 December, alerted drug manufacturers in the United States that certain lots of the baclofen active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Taizhou Xinyou...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/FDA-warns-of-contamination-of-baclofen-API-from-Taizhou-Xinyou-Pharmaceutical_75815.html
December 7, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has concluded that the socio-economic benefits of restricting the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper are unlikely to be higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-completes-evaluation-of-proposal-to-restrict-use-of-BPA-in-thermal-paper_75666.html
November 25, 2015
The European Parliament has voted in a resolution against a proposal for recycling plastics containing diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). The European Commission, the executive branch of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/European-Parliament-rejects-proposal-to-allow-recycling-of-plastics-containing-DEHP_75456.html
October 30, 2015
The European Parliament has endorsed proposals made by the European Commission for more ambitious national caps on several air pollutants. The proposed caps on sulfur dioxide, nitrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Europe-toughens-national-caps-on-six-air-pollutants_74861.html
September 29, 2015
The US EPA has announced revisions to its farmworker protection standards aimed at reducing occupational pesticide exposure and incidents of related illness among agricultural workers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EPA-announces-new-farmworker-safety-measures_74042.html
September 28, 2015
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) has released a set of 11 recommendations related to endocrine disruptors. The organization’s “Principles for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ICCA-releases-principles-for-identifying-endocrine-disruptors_74017.html
July 9, 2015
The US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA; Washington) has placed DuPont in its severe violator enforcement program after follow-up inspections of a fatal accident at DuPont’s La Porte, TX facility found “serious, willful and repeat violations.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/OSHA-places-DuPont-in-severe-violator-enforcement-program_72063.html
June 26, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has started a project with goal of establishing a framework for the risk assessment of the various factors that cause stress in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EFSA-launches-project-to-investigate-factors-that-damage-honeybee-colonies_71693.html
June 9, 2015
The OECD has today published new information on a number of nanomaterials, marking the end of a seven-year testing program. The testing program encompassed eleven commercially viable...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/OECD-releases-information-on-tests-used-to-determine-the-safety-of-nanomaterials_71105.html
May 11, 2015
The European Parliament’s environment committee approved draft plans this week under which EU member states would have to enforce emission limits on from medium-sized combustion...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Europe-to-limit-emissions-from-medium-size-combustion-plants_70259.html
April 30, 2015
The US FDA today issued a proposed rule requesting additional scientific data to support the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in over-the-counter health-care...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/FDA-taking-a-closer-look-at-over-the-counter-antiseptics_69983.html
April 29, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA; Copenhagen) have announced that they will jointly investigate the need for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-uses-of-phthalate-in-articles-preparation-for-restriction_69934.html
April 28, 2015
Reform of the outdated US chemical management policy took a step closer to a full Senate vote, as the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act passed through the Senate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/TSCA-reform-bill-heads-to-Senate-floor_69894.html
April 22, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a public consultation on a proposal to revise the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) of nicotine. Pure nicotine is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-nicotine_69666.html
April 21, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has called for more objectivity and “an open discussion of the content” in the continuing discussions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/VCI-calls-for-more-factual-discussion-over-TTIP_69584.html
April 14, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published its annual overview on chemicals in food. The report is targeted at the general public and aims to give...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EFSA-publishes-annual-overview-for-general-public-on-chemicals-in-food_69412.html
April 13, 2015
Germany has set strict rules for domestic fracking. Recent draft legislation includes bans to protect drinking water, health, and nature in specific regions together with broad...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Germany-restricts-fracking-VCI-Dont-lose-the-opportunity-to-exploit-shale-gas_69366.html
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