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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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has launched a public consultation on draft guidance regarding a methodology for pesticide degradation in soil or water...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
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
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