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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
February 4, 2013
ACC says lack of competition among rail carriers continues to be a top concern for US chemical shippers, and higher shipping costs are increasingly seen to discourage...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACC-renews-call-for-action-on-US-rail-competition_49559.html
February 1, 2013
State chemical management initiatives and ingredients disclosure requirements that could create undue compliance burdens and thwart product innovation continue to be top ACI’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/ACI-2013-state-regulations-ingredient-disclosure-top-industry-concerns_49492.html
January 21, 2013
The municipal government of Changzhi, China, has come under severe criticism for taking six days to report an aniline leak from a production plant operated by Tianji Coal Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Chinese-municipal-authorities-criticized-for-delay-in-reporting-aniline-leak_49178.html
January 11, 2013
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that the provincial government in Shanxi Province, China, has ordered Tianji Coal Chemical Industry Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Tianji-Coal-Chemical-ordered-to-suspend-production-following-aniline-leak_48914.html
January 8, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals says it has decided not to continue production of resorcinol at its Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan; the company exited the business in December 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Accident-causes-Mitsui-Chemicals-to-exit-resorcinol-business_48790.html
January 7, 2013
Elliott: Need to compete on the world stage. Crotty: Shale would secure sites and jobs. The announcement earlier this month by UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Decision-to-lift-UK-fracking-moratorium-welcomed-by-industry_48768.html
January 3, 2013
SAE International (Warrendale, PA), a global group that sets voluntary technical standards for the automotive sector, says it is conducting an updated engineering review of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/SAE-to-reassess-safety-of-HFC-replacement_48537.html
December 17, 2012
SAE International (Warrendale, PA) says it is conducting an updated engineering review of the refrigerant R-1234yf for use in automobile air-conditioning systems. SAE’s initial...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/SAE-International-takes-another-look-at-refrigerant-R-1234yf_48446.html
December 3, 2012
A train derailment in Paulsboro, NJ has caused potentially hazardous vinyl chloride to spill into local air and water, reports say. The derailment, caused by the collapse of a rail...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Bridge-collapse-causes-train-carrying-vinyl-chloride-to-derail_48113.html
November 23, 2012
The European Commission says that Switzerland has on 22 November been listed as the first non European Union (EU) country with active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Switzerland-first-country-listed-under-new-rules-that-can-export-APIs-to-EU-without-written-confirmation_47909.html
November 13, 2012
The European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG; Brussels), an industry association that is part of Cefic, says that the European Union's new Falsified Medicines Directive, which is designed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/EFCG-says-EU-directive-does-not-address-API-quality-issues-calls-for-mandatory-inspection-of-API-manufacturing-sites_47654.html
November 5, 2012
Producers are starting to resume normal operations as they continue to assess the impact of Hurricane Sandy in northeast United States, particularly New Jersey. “The biggest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/Producers-reopen-New-Jersey-facilities-after-Sandys-damage-assessed-updated_47388.html
October 22, 2012
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says that US is increasingly vulnerable to coordinated cyber attacks that could virtually paralyze parts of the nation's transportation system or...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/safety/US-DOD-calls-for-better-cybersecurity-for-critical-infrastructure_47133.html
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