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June 17, 2013
Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), a group of leading apparel and footwear brands and retailers, has agreed to timelines for a phaseout of perfluorooctanoic acid, or C8, chemistry by January 2015, the group announced today....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Apparel-and-footwear-industry-group-agrees-to-2015-phaseout-of-PFOA-chemistry_52831.html
June 14, 2013
The European Chemical Agency's (ECHA; Helsinki) committee for risk assessment (RAC) has adopted 13 opinions for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) and one opinion at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHAs-risk-assessment-committee-concludes-opinions-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-on-14-substances_52812.html
June 14, 2013
The committees for risk assessment and socio-economic analysis of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) have concluded in a joint session that they would recommend to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ECHA-committees-agree-on-length-of-review-period_52810.html
June 13, 2013
ACC and Socma reemphasized the need to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in response to today’s hearing by the US House's energy and commerce subcommittee on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-Socma-urge-House-to-improve-TSCA_52814.html
May 21, 2013
A fire at Formosa Plastics’ Point Comfort, TX, on 2 May injured 16 people and shut down the PE-1 high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, which produces Formolene...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Formosa-Point-Comfort-fire-impacts-US-HDPE-supplies_52096.html
May 21, 2013
ACC has launched a new Responsible Care product safety code, requiring member companies to implement 11 management practices to evaluate and continuously improve product safety performance....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-adds-product-safety-code-to-Responsible-Care_52080.html
May 7, 2013
Dow AgroSciences says US regulatory authorities have approved a new insecticidal active ingredient, sulfoxaflor, to be marketed in the United States. Sulfoxaflor belongs to a novel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Dow-insecticide-receives-US-regulatory-approval_51812.html
April 26, 2013
The catastrophic explosion at a Texas fertilizer facility has raised renewed concerns about plant safety....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Texas-fertilizer-disaster-raises-safety-regulatory-concerns_51489.html
April 24, 2013
Reports indicate that the death toll has risen to 14 and over 200 people were injured, with several people still unaccounted for, following a huge explosion at a fertilizer plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Texas-fertilizer-plant-that-exploded-and-killed-14-found-to-be-storing-excessive-amounts-of-ammonium-nitrate-Update_51274.html
April 15, 2013
Longtime Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)–reform advocate Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) last week reintroduced the Safe Chemicals Act, the latest version of a bill aimed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Lautenberg-reintroduces-Safe-Chemicals-Act-ACC-expects-more-industry-friendly-bill-soon_51129.html
March 27, 2013
EPA announced today that it will begin health and environmental risk assessments of 23 commonly used chemicals, with a focus on flame retardants, as a part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EPA-begins-risk-assessments-of-flame-retardants-under-TSCA_50779.html
March 20, 2013
EPA's general approach in prioritizing chemicals for further review and target assessment under its Work Plan Chemicals program can, with "some important and necessary...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-EPA-Work-Plan-Chemicals-methodology-on-the-right-track_50636.html
March 19, 2013
The US House of Representatives subcommittee on environment and the economy on 14 March held an oversight hearing on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-Socma-House-testimony-highlights-CFATS-improvements_50550.html
March 19, 2013
The Chinese government says that it will elevate the status of the existing State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing) in order to strengthen regulation and boost confidence in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-to-establish-a-stronger-food-and-drug-safety-watchdog_50495.html
March 14, 2013
The United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy on 14 March held a progress and oversight hearing on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-Socma-testify-to-House-on-CFATS-security-improvements_50506.html
March 11, 2013
The Chinese government says that it will elevate the status of the existing State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing) in order to strengthen regulation and boost people's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/China-to-establish-a-more-powerful-food-and-drug-safety-watchdog_50403.html
March 1, 2013
Several industry organizations, including ACC and the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), announced support for introduction of the General Duty Clause Clarification...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-NACD-announce-support-of-General-Duty-Clause-Clarification-Act_50197.html
February 26, 2013
The European Commission has tabled a proposal to amend five EU health and safety directives on the protection of workers from exposure to harmful chemicals, to align them with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/European-Commission-proposes-amendments-to-health-and-safety-directives-on-chemical-labeling-and-packaging_50064.html
February 5, 2013
Investigators have determined a buildup of methane gas in the basement of an annex building caused the blast that killed 37 and wounded more than 100 at the Mexico City headquarters of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Investigators-determine-gas-buildup-caused-blast-at-Pemex-HQ_49582.html
February 4, 2013
Lautenberg: Thorough risk reviews are needed. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced two bills that would require operators of the highest-risk chemical and water treatment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Senate-bill-would-require-IST-for-highest-risk-chemical-plants_49563.html
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