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April 24, 2013
Reports indicate that the death toll has risen to 14 and over 200 people were injured, with several people still unaccounted for, following a huge explosion at a fertilizer plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Texas-fertilizer-plant-that-exploded-and-killed-14-found-to-be-storing-excessive-amounts-of-ammonium-nitrate-Update_51274.html
April 15, 2013
Longtime Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)–reform advocate Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) last week reintroduced the Safe Chemicals Act, the latest version of a bill aimed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Lautenberg-reintroduces-Safe-Chemicals-Act-ACC-expects-more-industry-friendly-bill-soon_51129.html
March 27, 2013
EPA announced today that it will begin health and environmental risk assessments of 23 commonly used chemicals, with a focus on flame retardants, as a part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EPA-begins-risk-assessments-of-flame-retardants-under-TSCA_50779.html
March 20, 2013
EPA's general approach in prioritizing chemicals for further review and target assessment under its Work Plan Chemicals program can, with "some important and necessary...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-EPA-Work-Plan-Chemicals-methodology-on-the-right-track_50636.html
March 19, 2013
The US House of Representatives subcommittee on environment and the economy on 14 March held an oversight hearing on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-Socma-House-testimony-highlights-CFATS-improvements_50550.html
March 19, 2013
The Chinese government says that it will elevate the status of the existing State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing) in order to strengthen regulation and boost confidence in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-to-establish-a-stronger-food-and-drug-safety-watchdog_50495.html
March 14, 2013
The United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy on 14 March held a progress and oversight hearing on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-Socma-testify-to-House-on-CFATS-security-improvements_50506.html
March 11, 2013
The Chinese government says that it will elevate the status of the existing State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing) in order to strengthen regulation and boost people's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-to-establish-a-more-powerful-food-and-drug-safety-watchdog_50403.html
March 1, 2013
Several industry organizations, including ACC and the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), announced support for introduction of the General Duty Clause Clarification...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-NACD-announce-support-of-General-Duty-Clause-Clarification-Act_50197.html
February 26, 2013
The European Commission has tabled a proposal to amend five EU health and safety directives on the protection of workers from exposure to harmful chemicals, to align them with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/European-Commission-proposes-amendments-to-health-and-safety-directives-on-chemical-labeling-and-packaging_50064.html
February 5, 2013
Investigators have determined a buildup of methane gas in the basement of an annex building caused the blast that killed 37 and wounded more than 100 at the Mexico City headquarters of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Investigators-determine-gas-buildup-caused-blast-at-Pemex-HQ_49582.html
February 4, 2013
Lautenberg: Thorough risk reviews are needed. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced two bills that would require operators of the highest-risk chemical and water treatment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Senate-bill-would-require-IST-for-highest-risk-chemical-plants_49563.html
February 4, 2013
ACC says lack of competition among rail carriers continues to be a top concern for US chemical shippers, and higher shipping costs are increasingly seen to discourage...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-renews-call-for-action-on-US-rail-competition_49559.html
February 1, 2013
State chemical management initiatives and ingredients disclosure requirements that could create undue compliance burdens and thwart product innovation continue to be top ACI’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACI-2013-state-regulations-ingredient-disclosure-top-industry-concerns_49492.html
January 21, 2013
The municipal government of Changzhi, China, has come under severe criticism for taking six days to report an aniline leak from a production plant operated by Tianji Coal Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Chinese-municipal-authorities-criticized-for-delay-in-reporting-aniline-leak_49178.html
January 11, 2013
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that the provincial government in Shanxi Province, China, has ordered Tianji Coal Chemical Industry Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Tianji-Coal-Chemical-ordered-to-suspend-production-following-aniline-leak_48914.html
January 8, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals says it has decided not to continue production of resorcinol at its Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan; the company exited the business in December 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Accident-causes-Mitsui-Chemicals-to-exit-resorcinol-business_48790.html
January 7, 2013
Elliott: Need to compete on the world stage. Crotty: Shale would secure sites and jobs. The announcement earlier this month by UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Decision-to-lift-UK-fracking-moratorium-welcomed-by-industry_48768.html
January 3, 2013
SAE International (Warrendale, PA), a global group that sets voluntary technical standards for the automotive sector, says it is conducting an updated engineering review of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/SAE-to-reassess-safety-of-HFC-replacement_48537.html
December 17, 2012
SAE International (Warrendale, PA) says it is conducting an updated engineering review of the refrigerant R-1234yf for use in automobile air-conditioning systems. SAE’s initial...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/SAE-International-takes-another-look-at-refrigerant-R-1234yf_48446.html
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