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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
January 27, 2014
Cabot today announced that it has signed a contract to provide its Darco Hg-brand family of activated carbon products to a power generator in the US. The company says this is the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Cabot-signs-activated-carbon-contract-with-Midwestern-utility_58333.html
January 24, 2014
Freedom Industries has filed for bankruptcy a week after a leak at one of its tanks containing 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) forced a water ban in nine West Vriginia counties...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Freedom-Industries-declares-bankruptcy-following-West-Virginia-chemical-spill-legislation-introduced_58051.html
January 14, 2014
A chemical spill at Elk River, WV last week cut off clean drinking water to over 300,000 people in nine West Virginia counties. State officials imposed water-use restrictions on 9...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/West-Virginia-chemical-spill-leaves-300000-without-drinking-water-updated_57929.html
January 13, 2014
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a leading developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, announced today that it has signed an option agreement under which Monsanto may obtain a license...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Monsanto-signs-option-agreement-to-support-biologicals-platform_57923.html
December 17, 2013
EPA today announced the release of data from innovative screening technologies for 1,800 chemicals that are found in industrial and consumer products, food additives, and drugs through...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-releases-screening-data-on-1800-chemicals-looks-to-accelerate-assessments_57461.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/toxics/TSCA-reform-energy-policy-top-ACCs-agenda_57107.html
October 11, 2013
EPA’s proposed rules for formaldehyde emissions for composite wood products—first announced 29 May 2013—are arbitrary and contrary to the intent of the law, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-Formaldehyde-emissions-rules-discount-scientific-evidence_55898.html
October 10, 2013
European environment commissioner Janez Poto─Źnik and Lithuanian environment minister Valentinas Mazuronis have signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury on behalf of the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/European-Union-signs-international-mercury-pollution-convention_55806.html
October 1, 2013
EPA announced today that it is finalizing a rule that will allow the agency to restrict imports of potentially harmful perfluorinated chemicals—which are known to persist in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-issues-final-rule-regulating-PFOAs-in-carpet_55537.html
August 27, 2013
Increasing environmental and regulatory pressures and concerns over toxicity to humans continue to drive growing demand for greener solvents in developed countries, while demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/IHS-Mounting-environmental-regulatory-pressures-driving-global-solvents-industry-to-greener-alternatives_54736.html
July 31, 2013
Senator Barbara Boxer (D., CA), chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), has stated opposition to the state preemption provisions in the Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Sen-Boxer-convenes-TSCA-reform-hearing-criticizes-Lautenberg-Vitter-bill_54105.html
July 16, 2013
The European Commission (Brussels) has decided to restrict the use of BASF's fipronil, an insecticide, as part of measures to protect the health of bees, the commission announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/European-Commission-restricts-use-of-BASF-insecticide_53677.html
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