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June 7, 2010
Several days after ordering BP to stop using Nalco’s Corexit dispersants to break apart oil in the Gulf of Mexico, EPA amended its directive to prohibit use on the water surface...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EPA-Softens-Stance-Use-of-Dispersants-in-Gulf_27264.html
June 7, 2010
A Bhopal, India court has convicted eight people for “death by negligence” for failing to prevent the 1984 accident at Union Carbide’s Bhopal plant when a methyl isocyanate (MIC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Eight-Former-Executives-Convicted-in-Bhopal-Case_27260.html
May 11, 2010
The Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington) says a new report proves the benefits of positive train control (PTC) technology have been overstated. The costs associated with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/AAR-Says-Cost-Study-Refutes-Chlorine-Shippers-PTC-Petition_26619.html
May 10, 2010
The Chemical Hazard and Safety Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) is seeking public comment on the design of a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study on safety concerns about the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/CSB-Seeks-Comment-on-NAS-Study-Eyes-Hydrogen-Fluoride_26622.html
May 5, 2010
ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley detailed the benefits of having more small- and medium-sized (SMEs) firms join the group, a drive that will complement the association's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Responsible-Care-2010-SMEs-Will-Be-Key-to-Industrys-Advocacy_26553.html
April 26, 2010
The Chinese government says that the Ministry of Health of China has issued new regulations, setting more stringent requirements on the use and the approval of food additives. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-Introduces-Food-Additive-Safety-Regulations_26274.html
April 23, 2010
Member companies of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Arlington, VA) supported the objectives of yesterday's Earth Day by incorporating both large and small...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/NACD-Members-Support-Earth-Day-Every-Day_26244.html
April 22, 2010
The Chinese government says that the Ministry of Health of China has issued new regulations, setting more stringent requirements on the use and the approval of food additives...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-Introduces-New-Regulations-for-Food-Additives_26241.html
April 15, 2010
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA) says it has opened a global food testing laboratory at Dreieich, Germany, to help contain costly and life-threatening chemical contamination...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Thermo-Fisher-Opens-Lab-to-Test-Food-Safety-Threats-Involving-Chemical-Contaminants_26041.html
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
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