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June 24, 2015
Industry groups praised passage of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576) in the U.S. House of Representatives as a significant step toward reforming the outdated chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/House-passes-TSCA-reform-bill_71576.html
June 9, 2015
SC Johnson announced today that it will offer product-specific fragrance disclosures to consumers as the “next step … [in its] its decades-long journey to transform...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/SC-Johnson-expands-ingredient-transparency-efforts_71110.html
April 28, 2015
Reform of the outdated US chemical management policy took a step closer to a full Senate vote, as the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act passed through the Senate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/TSCA-reform-bill-heads-to-Senate-floor_69894.html
April 8, 2015
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy announced their own bipartisan version of TSCA reform, as a similar bill works its way through the Senate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/TSCA-reform-discussion-draft-introduced-in-House_69292.html
March 10, 2015
US Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Tom Udall (D-NM) today introduced the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, major bipartisan legislation aimed at updating...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Industry-welcomes-latest-bipartisan-TSCA-reform-bill_68423.html
December 17, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that Freedom Industries (Charleston, WV) and six former Freedom officials have been charged with various federal crimes related to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/DOJ-indicts-Freedom-Industries-officials-in-January-West-Virginia-spill_66274.html
December 10, 2014
The US Senate today passed its version of H.R. 4007—The Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014, an updated version of the Chemical and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/US-Senate-passes-amended-version-of-CFATS-bill-moves-to-House-for-approval_66063.html
November 10, 2014
ACC president Cal Dooley says the midterm elections provide a more favorable policy environment for US chemical makers to carry out US growth and investment plans....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-expresses-optimism-on-post-election-TSCA-trade-prospects_65264.html
October 8, 2014
Disagreement over states’ authority to regulate chemicals and deadlines for EPA review of chemicals of concern continue to hold up passage of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/TSCA-reform-hits-a-wall_64080.html
August 28, 2014
ACC and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-Green-Building-Council-join-forces-to-advance-LEED_63461.html
August 27, 2014
EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that DuPont has been fined $1.275 million for allegedly failing to prevent the release of harmful levels of hazardous materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/DuPont-fined-for-violations-at-West-Virginia-plant_63444.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that European Union member states have indicated their intention to submit harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) dossiers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ECHA-announces-four-CLH-dossiers-submitted-two-intentions-added_62801.html
June 25, 2014
EPA today released its final risk assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE)—the first such assessment to be completed as part of the agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-issues-final-risk-assessment-for-TCE_62040.html
June 16, 2014
Proposed FDA rules that threaten consumer access to antibacterial soaps and body washes could lead to 7.5 million new cases of foodborne illness and more than $38 billion in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACI-makes-strong-case-for-antibacterial-soap_61850.html
June 4, 2014
Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company Enerkem (Montreal) announced today that is has opened its first full-scale facility at Edmonton, Alberta. Enerkem president and CEO Vincent...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Enerkem-opens-Alberta-waste-to-biofuels-plant_61569.html
April 25, 2014
ACC today released a set of chemical hazard and risk-assessment principles designed to provide “obtainable, high-level benchmarks” for fixing federal programs so they...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-announces-new-principles-to-guide-chemical-assessments_60610.html
April 17, 2014

Five members of the Silicones Environmental, Health, and Safety Center (SEHSC) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the US EPA have agreed on the environmental monitoring of the siloxane D4, an intermediate in the production of silicone polymers, says ACC. The program will support EPA’s assessment of the environmental risk associated with D4, also known as octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Producers-EPA-agree-on-environmental-monitoring-for-siloxane-D4_60390.html
April 15, 2014
The Chlorine Institute and ACC have asked the US District Court for the District of Minnesota to prevent Canadian Pacific Railway from imposing a restrictive new requirement on shippers of chlorine and other toxic inhalation hazard materials. The Fertilizer Institute has joined the complaint....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-CI-sue-to-stop-railroad-from-imposing-new-shipping-restrictions_60304.html
February 28, 2014
House Energy and Commerce Environment and the Economy Subcommittee chairman John Shimkus (R., IL) unveiled draft legislation to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Shimkus says in a statement that the bill is a discussion draft and “keys off a bipartisan bill [Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA)] introduced in the Senate.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/House-introduces-draft-TSCA-reform-bill_59233.html
February 11, 2014
West Virginia American Water, the largest water utility in West Virginia, president Jeff McIntyre provided testimony before the US House of Representatives’ House Transportation...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/CSB-releases-initial-inspection-results-on-WV-spill-water-company-testifies-before-Congress_58700.html
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