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September 17, 2012
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) says it calls on all stakeholders to take action to strengthen the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ICCA-Calls-for-Action-on-SAICM_46316.html
September 11, 2012
A U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce panel will hold a hearing September 11 to assess progress on the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Lawmakers-to-Examine-Progress-Made-on-CFATS_46151.html
August 28, 2012
CF Industries says that it has shut down its Donaldsonville, LA, nitrogen complex due to the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, anticipated to impact the Donaldsonville area in the next...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/CF-Industries-Shuts-Down-Louisiana-Plant-in-Preparation-for-Tropical-Storm-Isaac_45854.html
August 27, 2012
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB; Washington) says its top priorities going forward are changes to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) code—which has not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Safety-Boards-Most-Wanted-Change-is-a-Revised-PSM_45843.html
August 27, 2012
A recent report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) links triclosan, a common chemical in antibacterial soap, to diminished performance in isolated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/UC-Davis-Study-Links-Triclosan-to-Impaired-Functions-in-Mice-Fish_45847.html
August 15, 2012
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) says its plans remain on track to remove trace amounts of 1,4 dioxane, formaldehyde, and other dangerous chemicals found in its adult toiletries and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Johnson-and-Johnson-Says-on-Track-to-Remove-Chemicals-of-Concern-from-Products_45651.html
August 15, 2012
A recent report published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) links triclosan, a common chemical in antibacterial soap, to diminished performance in isolated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Controversial-UC-Davis-Study-on-Triclosans-Alleged-Danger-to-Humans_45632.html
August 13, 2012
Sloan: Make CFATS statute permanent. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials and chemical industry executives met earlier this month to discuss the implementation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Industry-DHS-Discuss-Changes-to-CFATS-Implementation_45590.html
August 6, 2012
The European Commission today issued new rules on biocides that are expected to increase significantly the protection of human health and the environment. Biocidal products have...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/European-Commission-Unveils-Streamlined-Biocide-Regulations_44937.html
August 1, 2012
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials and chemical industry executives met this week to discuss plans for improving the implementation of Chemical Facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Socma-Security-Summit-Focuses-on-Improved-Public-Private-Dialogue_45329.html
July 31, 2012
Odfjell has begun a controlled safety shutdown of its Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam (OTR) tank terminal in the port of Rotterdam due to safety concerns. A safety inspection concluded...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Odfjell-Halts-Operations-at-Its-Rotterdam-Tank-Terminal-Due-to-Safety-Concerns_45291.html
July 30, 2012
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB; Washington) has proposed measures aimed at protecting captive shippers from unreasonable rail rates, including changes to the way it...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/STB-Proposes-Changes-to-Rate-Dispute-Resolution_45260.html
July 30, 2012
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB; Washington) has proposed measures aimed at protecting captive shippers from unreasonable rail rates, including changes to the way it...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/STB-Proposes-Changes-to-Rail-Competition-Regulations_45256.html
July 17, 2012
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB; Washington) has issued its 2012-16 strategic plan, including a ‘CSB Most Wanted’ program that will enable CSB to focus on outreach...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Chemical-Safety-Board-Issues-Strategic-Plan-for-2012-16_44880.html
July 16, 2012
The World Health Organization (WHO; Geneva) says that the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a food standards body jointly run by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO; Rome) of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/WHO-Sets-Standards-for-Melamine-in-Milk_44919.html
July 16, 2012
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB; Washington) has issued its 2012-2016 strategic plan, including a ‘CSB Most Wanted’ program that will enable CSB to focus on outreach...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/CSB-Issues-Strategic-Plan-for-2012-2016_44899.html
July 11, 2012
Albemarle has announced their support of the EPA’s movement to address polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) flame retardants by amending the Significant New Use Rule (SNUR)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Albemarle-Affirms-Support-for-EPAs-Pending-PBDE-Ruling_44827.html
July 10, 2012
Mylan (Canonsburg, PA) says it applauds President Barack Obama’s signing of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, legislation that will significantly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Mylan-Welcomes-FDA-Safety-and-Innovation-Act_44793.html
July 6, 2012
The tragedy that beset Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh, India on December 3, 1984 stands as one of the world’s worst industrial accidents. A pesticide plant operated by Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Bhopal-Site-Shows-Little-Sign-of-Care_44700.html
July 5, 2012
The World Health Organization (WHO; Geneva) says that the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a food standards body jointly run by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO; Rome) of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/International-Food-Standards-Body-Sets-New-Regulations-on-Levels-of-Melamine-in-Milk_44655.html
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