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November 26, 2014
The EPA said today that it was proposing stricter ozone standards within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb), while taking comment on a level as low as 60 ppb. EPA last...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/EPA-proposes-stricter-ozone-standards_65696.html
October 28, 2014
Cabot announced today that it has entered into two separate contracts to provide activiated carbon products to energy utilities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Cabot-to-provide-activated-carbon-to-several-US-facilities_64852.html
August 22, 2014
ACC’s v.p./regulatory and technical affairs, Michael Walls, today testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee minority briefing at Lake Charles, LA, regarding...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/ACC-testifies-to-Senate-against-EPAs-call-for-stricter-ozone-standards_63354.html
June 23, 2014
The Supreme Court today upheld EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHG) from “sources that would need permits based on their emission of conventional...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Supreme-Court-upholds-EPA-regulation-of-greenhouse-gases_61982.html
April 16, 2014
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a study finding that a lack of consistent government-wide data on the number and type of National Environmental Policy Act...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/GAO-report-highlights-lack-of-data-on-US-environmental-reviews_60327.html
April 8, 2014
BioConsortia (Davis, CA), an agricultural biotechnology company that discovers and develops microbial consortia for crop improvement, has raised $15 million in its Series B funding...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Agbiotech-firm-BioConsortia-raises-$15-million-in-funding_60196.html
April 8, 2014
The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) plastics division today released an updated roadmap for the development of plastics and composites that will help automakers increase fuel efficiency by reducing vehicle weight....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/ACC-releases-updated-roadmap-for-auto-plastics-and-composites_60193.html
March 11, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted in favor of legislation to reduce the consumption of plastic carrier bags in the European Union. The parliament’s environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Plastic-bags-EU-countries-to-reduce-usage-by-80-percent-by-2019_59469.html
February 12, 2014
Provincial authorities in Argentina have rejected an environmental-impact statement for Monsanto's  planned 1.5-billion peso ($192 million) corn seed production facility, a move...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Monsanto-seed-production-project-faces-new-delay_58773.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/sustainability/TSCA-reform-energy-policy-top-ACCs-agenda_57107.html
May 21, 2013
Praxair and Air Products have announced their support of the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013, which seeks to to reform and reauthorize private helium sales from the federal helium...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Air-Products-Praxair-support-the-Helium-Stewardship-Act_52078.html
April 29, 2013
VinylPlus, the European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry's sustainable development program, recorded 362,076 m.t. of PVC recycled last year, keeping it on track to meet the challenge...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/VinylPlus-on-track-to-meet-2020-PVC-recycling-targets_51551.html
April 18, 2013
The European Parliament has published a draft report that proposes drawing a distinction between the different types of biofuel based on their climate impacts. The draft report was...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/European-Parliament-publishes-draft-report-amending-sustainability-criteria-for-biofuels_51276.html
April 15, 2013
The United Kingdom's decision to increase the portion of biofuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel to 5% will cost motorists a total of £460 million ($706 million) during...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/EU-renewable-energy-directive-will-likely-cost-UK-motorists-£460-million-in-2013-14_51177.html
April 5, 2013
The European Commission has published a Green Paper entitled On a European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment, to gather facts and views that will enable it to assess the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/European-Commission-launches-consultation-to-assess-impact-of-plastic-waste-publishes-Green-Paper_50969.html
February 4, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has rejected an appeal by Honeywell International and DuPont, which sought to overturn a prior ruling regarding certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/US-court-rejects-DuPont-appeal-in-HCFC-lawsuit_49564.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/sustainability/ACI-2013-state-regulations-ingredient-disclosure-top-industry-concerns_49492.html
January 21, 2013
The US chemical industry is concerned that the regulatory framework in the United States  could impede the growth anticipated from competitive cost position due to shale gas, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/ACC-seeks-changes-to-TSCA-that-ensure-growth-innovation_49177.html
December 17, 2012
The law firm Bergeson & Campbell (Washington) says it has formed an industry group for companies involved in the biobased chemical, biofuel, and renewable energy markets. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Law-firm-forms-biobased-chemicals-renewables-group_48452.html
December 17, 2012
ACC and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) have formed a partnership that will allow members of both organizations to share certain benefits and, to some extent, access each...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/ACCs-plastics-division-collaborates-with-SPE_48449.html
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