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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
July 18, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has launched a public consultation on its recently published methodology for identifying pesticides to be included in cumulative...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EFSA-launches-public-consultation-on-pesticides-methodology_53727.html
July 18, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published a chemical safety report/exposure scenario (CSR/ES) roadmap aimed at enhancing the quality of information in the exposure...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-and-stakeholders-aim-to-improve-chemical-safety-information_53704.html
July 16, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has pioneered a new approach that paves the way for implementation of cumulative risk assessment, a technique that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EFSA-develops-new-approach-for-cumulative-risk-assessment-of-pesticides_53663.html
July 15, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published a review of international frameworks for assessing chemical mixtures. The report supports the rollout of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Mixtures-of-chemicals-EFSA-assesses-effects-on-human-health_53641.html
July 10, 2013
Ashland will pay $2 million in penalties to settle alleged violations of a consent decree with the EPA at the resins disposal superfund site in Jefferson Borough, PA, EPA says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Hercules-to-pay-$2-million-penalty-for-environmental-violations_53481.html
July 1, 2013
The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has concluded its investigation of the West Fertilizer Co. explosion at West, TX plant in April that killed 14 and injured over 200. Shortly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Chemical-Safety-board-concludes-West-fertilizer-investigation-testifies-before-Senate_53312.html
June 19, 2013
Dow Chemical and Union Pacific noted gains in their joint effort to improve rail safety and security, including safer tank car designs and supply chain improvements that have significantly reduced the volume of hazardous chemicals moving via rail. The effort included eight goals that focused on accident prevention and improvements in response planning, railcar design and shipment tracking....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Dow-Union-Pacific-update-rail-safety-efforts-Dow-advances-new-rail-car-designs_52896.html
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