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March 30, 2010
EPA announced several actions aimed at addressing the potential effects of bisphenol A (BPA), including focusing on the environmental impacts of BPA and adding BPA to EPA's list of chemicals of concerns....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EPA-Initiates-BPA-Review_25730.html
March 22, 2010
Privately owned Ash Stevens (Detroit, MI), a producer of pharmaceutical fine chemicals, says it has enjoyed a lift in sales during 2009 despite the tough global operating environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Fine-Chemicals-Producer-Ash-Stevens-Making-Quality-an-Issue-with-video_25504.html
March 22, 2010
U.K. chemical industry group the Chemical Business Association (CBA; Crewe, U.K.) says it has introduced a new code of practise aimed at improving supply chain security and protecting...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-K-Industry-Group-Introduces-Supply-Chain-Security-Codes-of-Practise_25505.html
March 17, 2010
The Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA) asked the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to reconsider the Positive Train Control (PTC) rule, a new regulation that requires railroads to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Chlorine-Institute-Questions-New-Railroad-Rule_25456.html
March 17, 2010
ChemTrust (London), a non-government organization, is pressing regulators to adopt measures that recognize the synergistic adverse effects of synthetic chemicals on human health and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/NGO-Presses-for-Adoption-of-Cumulative-Risk-Assessment_25452.html
March 15, 2010
The accident five years ago at BP’s Texas City, TX site that killed 15 has had a profound effect on corporate safety cultures, with executives increasingly focusing on policies and management systems that do more than pay lip service to safety. The stakes are high. The direct costs alone are staggering, as are the costs associated with reputational harm....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Expert-Looks-Back-on-How-BP-Texas-City-Changed-Corporate-Culture_25426.html
March 1, 2010
The U.S. FDA has issued a warning letter to Eli Lilly’s active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) facility at Carolina, Puerto Rico, for a significant deviation from the current...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Regulators-Warn-Eli-Lilly-for-Lapses-at-API-Facility_25092.html
February 24, 2010
The U.S. FDA has issued a warning letter to Eli Lilly’s active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) facility at Carolina, Puerto Rico, for a significant deviation from the current...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/FDA-Issues-Warning-Letter-to-Eli-Lilly-API-Plant_24956.html
February 21, 2010
The Chinese government says that according to the draft of a revised regulation on the administration of animal feed and feed additives, animal feed and feed additive companies are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-Tightens-Regulation-on-Animal-Feed-and-Feed-Additives_24908.html
February 5, 2010
U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R., ME) has introduced legislation to extend for five years current chemical plant security laws. Senators Mark Pryor (D., AR), George Voinovich (R., OH)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Senate-Takes-Up-Chemical-Plant-Security_24613.html
January 25, 2010
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) has launched an investigation into an accident at DuPont’s Belle, WV complex that killed one. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Authorities-Investigate-Fatal-DuPont-Accident_24351.html
December 22, 2009
A federal jury has awarded 10 plaintiffs more than $100 million in a lawsuit against BP as compensation for alleged exposure to toxic emissions at the company’s Texas City, TX...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Jury-Awards-Plaintiffs-$100-Million-for-Alleged-Toxic-Releases-at-BPs-Texas-City-Site_23711.html
December 3, 2009
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced legislation that would extend and amplify the U.S. chemical plant security laws. Lautenberg timed today’s introduction of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Senator-Introduces-Chemical-Plant-Security-Legislation_23257.html
November 9, 2009
The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a homeland security bill that gives the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) authority to mandate use of inherently safer...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Lawmakers-Advance-Plant-Security-Measure-Including-IST_22653.html
November 9, 2009
OSHA says it will fine BP more than $87 million for the company’s failure to correct violations related to the 2005 Texas City accident that killed 15. A settlement agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Officials-Fine-BP-$87-Million-for-Failure-to-Rectify-Texas-City-Violations_22654.html
November 9, 2009
Congress has passed a Department of the Interior funding measure that allocates $600,000 for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to study alternatives to processes using methyl isocyanate at Bayer CropScience’s Institute WV site. The law provides that the NAS will “examine the use and storage of methyl isocyanate (MIC) including the feasibility of implementing alternative chemicals or processes and an examination of the cost of alternatives."...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Lawmakers-Order-Federal-Analysis-of-Methyl-Isocyanate-Alternatives_22657.html
November 6, 2009
Solvay is one of the eight firms that agreed to eliminate PFOA emissions by 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Solvay-Solexis-Develops-PFOA-Substitute_22629.html
October 30, 2009
OSHA says it will fine BP more than $87 million for the company’s failure to correct violations related to the 2005 Texas City accident that killed 15. A settlement agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/OSHA-Fines-BP-a-Record-$87-Million-for-Texas-City-Blast_22514.html
October 20, 2009
The House Energy and Commerce Committee plans to take up chemical plant security legislation tomorrow that could result in a full House vote on Inherently Safer Technology (IST) in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Lawmakers-Prepare-to-Vote-on-Chemical-Plant-Security_22213.html
October 2, 2009
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP; Rockville, MD), a standards-setting organization, adopted new manufacturing controls for anti-clotting drug heparin, to ensure the quality of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/USP-Adopts-New-Manufacturing-Controls-for-Heparin_21787.html
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