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December 16, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a proposed rule to require manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to demonstrate that their products are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/FDA-proposes-triclosan-restrictions_57420.html
December 12, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has completed its first full risk assessment of aspartame, used as a sweetener, and concluded that both aspartame and its...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EFSA-concludes-aspartame-is-"safe-at-current-levels-of-exposure"_57318.html
December 5, 2013
ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley yesterday outlined a number of key policy issues, including an overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a comprehensive energy policy, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/TSCA-reform-energy-policy-top-ACCs-agenda_57107.html
December 3, 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced today that it is seeking public comment on potential revisions to its Process Safety...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/OSHA-seeks-input-on-chemical-safety-standards_57062.html
November 20, 2013
Regulatory issues—particularly Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and Obama's recently signed executive order to improve the chemical safety and security, is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/NACD-2013-DHS-updates-on-CFATS-executive-order_56819.html
November 20, 2013
Approximately 70 people in the Carson, CA area were sickened by a leak at a nearby sulfuric acid regeneration plant operated by Solvay, according to Reuters (New York)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Sulfuric-acid-leak-sickens-70-in-California_56802.html
November 14, 2013
ACC on Wednesday testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy to encourage Congress to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—the law which oversees the US chemical regulatory system. Wednesday’s hearing examined the Senate’s proposed Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) bill, which would revamp and modernize TSCA....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-urges-passage-Congress-to-pass-TSCA-reform_56699.html
October 17, 2013
DuPont says it has restarted most of the units at its Belle, WV chemical complex that were not involved in recent accidents, including a phosgene release that killed a worker in January....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/DuPont-Restarting-Production-at-Belle-WV_25166.html
October 11, 2013
EPA’s proposed rules for formaldehyde emissions for composite wood products—first announced 29 May 2013—are arbitrary and contrary to the intent of the law, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-Formaldehyde-emissions-rules-discount-scientific-evidence_55898.html
October 10, 2013
European environment commissioner Janez Poto─Źnik and Lithuanian environment minister Valentinas Mazuronis have signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury on behalf of the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/European-Union-signs-international-mercury-pollution-convention_55806.html
October 1, 2013
EPA announced today that it is finalizing a rule that will allow the agency to restrict imports of potentially harmful perfluorinated chemicals—which are known to persist in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EPA-issues-final-rule-regulating-PFOAs-in-carpet_55537.html
September 20, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals for three substances: bismuth trinitrate, the 2-oxiranylmethyl ester of (branched) nonanoic acid, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-three-substances_55336.html
September 9, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for additional information on seven substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances are cadmium sulfide, trixylyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-calls-for-information-on-seven-substances-of-very-high-concern_55010.html
September 5, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that two-thirds of companies inspected as part of its enforcement forum do not comply with one or more of the provisions of EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Two-thirds-of-companies-inspected-fail-to-comply-with-Reach-CLP-requirements_54896.html
August 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for N-methyl pyrrolidone. The substance is used as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-invites-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-N-methyl-pyrrolidone_54762.html
August 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) on bisphenol A (BPA), the agency says. BPA is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-invites-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-bisphenol-A_54761.html
August 8, 2013
The Chinese government says that it will complete its reform of the food and drug administration systems by the end of 2013, to ensure food and drug safety. The China Food and Drug...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-to-complete-reform-of-food-and-drug-administration-system-this-year_54328.html
August 6, 2013
President Obama has signed an executive order to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals. “Incidents such as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/President-Obama-orders-review-of-chemical-safety_54194.html
July 29, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has launched a public consultation on draft guidance regarding a methodology for pesticide degradation in soil or water...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EFSA-consults-on-pesticide-degradation-time_54009.html
July 25, 2013
Orica (Melbourne) says that a nitric acid leak occurred on 24 July at the company’s production site at Kooragang Island, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The leak was fully...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Nitric-acid-leak-at-Orica-facility_53893.html
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