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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
December 19, 2011
The Chinese government says that the State Council (Beijing), the country’s cabinet, has approved a plan to establish a credit rating system and to intensify monitoring of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-Monitoring-Program-Targets-Drug-Safety_39923.html
December 19, 2011
DuPont and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) have agreed DuPont will pay a $725,000 fine and update hazardous materials handling procedures at a facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/DuPont-Settles-With-NJDEP-in-Chamber-Works-Dispute_39917.html
December 15, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of the state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia has on December 14, lifted the prevention notice on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Orica-Restarts-Ammonia-Plant_39788.html
December 9, 2011
The Chinese government says that the State Council (Beijing), the country’s cabinet, has approved a plan to establish a credit rating system and to intensify monitoring of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-Approves-Plan-to-Strengthen-Drug-Safety_39673.html
December 6, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of New South Wales (NSW), Australia has today lifted certain Prevention Notices that were issued on Orica’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/New-South-Wales-EPA-Grants-Orica-Approval-to-Restart-Ammonium-Nitrate-and-Nitric-Acid-Plants-Ammonia-Plant-Remains-Shut_39516.html
November 21, 2011
An explosion at Shandong Liaherd Chemical Industry Co.’s (Zibo, Shandong Province, China) melamine production facility at Xintai, Shandong Province on November 19, killed 14 and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Explosion-at-Melamine-Plant-in-China-Kills-14_39207.html
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