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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
September 14, 2009
Aculon (San Diego, CA), a producer of specialty chemicals, says it has developed a proprietary formulation that generates a self assembled monolayer of phosphonates (SAMP). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Firm-Develops-Self-Assembling-Phosphonates-to-Replace-Chromium-6-Coatings_21272.html
December 31, 1969
Four people have been injured following an explosion at the Stallingborough, U.K. manufacturing plant of titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer Cristal Global (Cristal; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Accident-Injures-Four-at-Cristal-Globals-U-K-Facility_25422.html
December 31, 1969
Bayer CropScience informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) in a recent statement that a fire occurred at the company’s production facility at Ankleshwar, India on March 11, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/One-Dead-at-Bayer-India-Site_25423.html
December 31, 1969
The industry-supported bill is not considered a companion bill to the legislation the House passed last year, which makes certain changes to the existing law. Those modifications are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Senators-Propose-Industry-Backed-Plant-Security-Bill_24822.html
December 31, 1969
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 fatality...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Safety-Board-Investigates-Phosgene-Accident-at-DuPonts-WV-Site_24534.html
December 31, 1969
The Senate has confirmed George Washington University (GWU) epidemiologist David Michaels as Department of Labor Assistant Secretary for OSHA. Michaels, who heads to OSHA from GWU’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Senate-Confirms-GWUs-Michaels-to-Head-OSHA_23323.html
December 31, 1969
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 bill to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Senator-Introduces-Plant-Security-Legislation_23326.html
December 31, 1969
The House Energy and Commerce Committee last week passed the Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Act legislation in a 29-18 vote. The legislation modifies current rules to require...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/U-S-Lawmakers-Advance-Chemical-Plant-Security-Bill_22331.html
December 31, 1969
BP has asked OSHA for more time to make mandated safety improvements at its Texas City complex, after missing the September 23 deadline OSHA had stipulated as part of BP’s settlement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/BP-Asks-OSHA-for-More-Time-for-Texas-City-Upgrades_21697.html
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