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July 2, 2012
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would streamline the process for truckers and other personnel to obtain and renew a Transportation Worker Identification...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/House-Passes-Bill-Requiring-DHS-to-Streamline-Process-for-Security-Credentials_44565.html
June 19, 2012
The Chinese government has released a new plan to improve food safety regulations and to address food safety concerns. China currently has more than 2,000 national regulations on food...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-Announces-Plan-to-Improve-Food-Safety_44284.html
June 11, 2012
The Indian government plans to dispose about 350 m.t. of hazardous waste from the Union Carbide plant at Bhopal, in the state of Madhya Pradesh India, in Germany. The Deutsche...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Hazardous-Waste-from-Bhopal-to-Be-Disposed-of-in-Germany_44078.html
May 29, 2012
The U.S. Senate, on May 24, 2012, approved the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (S. 2516), which aims to improve safety in the U.S. drug supply chain. The bulk...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Senate-Approves-FDA-Safety-and-Innovation-Act_43763.html
May 18, 2012
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington) says it will conduct an assessment of EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). This review is distinct from a previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Academy-to-Review-EPA-IRIS-Program_43601.html
May 18, 2012
The National Research Council (NRC; Washington), a division of the National Academy of Sciences, says Bayer’s methyl isocyanate (MIC) unit at its Institute, WV site should take...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/NAS-Releases-Analysis-of-Bayer-MIC-Plant_43571.html
April 24, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is taking several steps to ensure that imported drugs meet the same rigorous standards for safety and quality as those manufactured...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/FDA-Strengthens-International-Collaboration-to-ensure-Safety-of-Imported-Products_42923.html
April 24, 2012
The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in Japan (METI; Tokyo) says it has revised ordinances, to conform with a global standard, Globally Harmonized System of Classification and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/METI-Revises-System-for-Labeling-Harmful-Chemical-Substances_42920.html
April 18, 2012
Fracking, the controversial method using water and chemicals to recover underground gas from shale rocks, should be allowed to continue in the U.K. if certain procedures are followed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Expert-Panel-Recommends-New-Procedures-for-Fracking-in-the-U-K-_42746.html
April 7, 2012
Evonik Industries confirms that an explosion at the company’s cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant at its Marl, Germany complex on March 31 killed two workers. One worker died in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Explosion-Kills-Two-Workers-at-CDT-Plant-in-Germany_42575.html
March 30, 2012
Researchers from Stirling University (Stirling, U.K.) and the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA; Avignon, France) have published two studies in which they say that 85%...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Neonicotinoids-Challenged-as-Study-Links-Imidacloprid-to-85-percent-Mortality-of-Queen-Bees-update_42397.html
March 28, 2012
In response to the tragic BP-Texas City refinery incident of 2005, OSHA initiated the Petroleum Refinery PSM National Emphasis Program (Refinery NEP) which resulted in lengthy and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/New-U-S-Chemical-Plant-Safety-Inspections-Is-Your-Company-Prepared_42284.html
March 26, 2012
Stolt Tankers, a Stolt-Nielsen subsidiary, says that a fire on one of its chemical tankers, caused by a recent explosion, resulted in one missing crew member. The explosion occurred on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Two-Tanker-Explosions-Reported_42311.html
March 12, 2012
Several U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that would result in more resources for FDA officials to conduct inspection of overseas drug ingredient manufacturers. The terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Bill-Would-Fund-FDA-Pharma-Inspections_41948.html
March 12, 2012
Several U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that would result in more resources for FDA officials to conduct inspection of overseas drug ingredient manufacturers. The terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Lawmakers-Push-for-Enhanced-FDA-Oversight_41950.html
March 5, 2012
Several U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that would result in more resources for FDA officials to conduct inspection of overseas drug ingredient manufacturers. The terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Socma-House-Bill-Would-Streamline-FDA-Drug-Safety-Efforts_41795.html
February 23, 2012
Industry experts, including Tom Beil, v.p./quality and regulatory affairs at Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals (SAFC), say the fine chemical supply chain remains under threat from a range...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Pharma-Fine-Chemical-Supply-Chain-Under-Threat-update_41552.html
January 2, 2012
An internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report detailing problems related to the implementation of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)—including delays...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/CFATS-Report-Generates-Concern-About-Statutes-Future_40129.html
December 27, 2011
An internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report detailing problems related to the implementation of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)—including delays...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Report-Internal-DHS-Review-Exposes-Problems-Implementing-CFATS_40052.html
December 21, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that on December 16, about 3000 liters-4000 liters of sulfuric acid leaked from the company’s production facility at Port Kembla in the state of New South...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Sulfuric-Acid-Leak-at-Oricas-Port-Kembla-Site_39966.html
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