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February 11, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) of chloralose (anhydroglucochloral). The hazard...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-invites-comments-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-chloralose_58733.html
February 7, 2014
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014 was introduced to Congress today by US Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/CFATS-improvement-bill-introduced-to-House-Socma-supports-efforts_58622.html
February 3, 2014
Honeywell announced today that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva, Switzerland), a scientific body established by the United Nations, confirmed that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/UN-climate-panel-confirms-low-global-warming-potential-of-HFO-1234yf_58511.html
January 24, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has added 50 chemicals, including 40 fragrance chemicals, to its Safer Chemical Ingredient List (SCIL). The SCIL was...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EPA-adds-50-chemicals-to-Safer-Chemical-Ingredient-List_58307.html
January 24, 2014
Freedom Industries has filed for bankruptcy a week after a leak at one of its tanks containing 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) forced a water ban in nine West Vriginia counties...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Freedom-Industries-declares-bankruptcy-following-West-Virginia-chemical-spill-legislation-introduced_58051.html
December 17, 2013
EPA today announced the release of data from innovative screening technologies for 1,800 chemicals that are found in industrial and consumer products, food additives, and drugs through...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EPA-releases-screening-data-on-1800-chemicals-looks-to-accelerate-assessments_57461.html
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
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