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July 6, 2012
The tragedy that beset Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh, India on December 3, 1984 stands as one of the world’s worst industrial accidents. A pesticide plant operated by Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Bhopal-Site-Shows-Little-Sign-of-Care_44700.html
July 2, 2012
An advocacy group has asked EPA to place bisphenol A (BPA) on the list of contaminants it may regulate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The 1996 statute requires EPA to keep a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Group-Seeks-Review-of-BPA-Under-Safe-Drinking-Water-Act_44597.html
June 18, 2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has added 13 substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the candidate list under the European Union's (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ECHA-Adds-13-Candidate-SVHCs-Rejects-Bid-to-Restrict-Four-Phthalates_44278.html
June 4, 2012
EPA has issued a draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment for ammonia, including a recommended limit regarding how much is likely safe for a person to inhale...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPAs-Draft-IRIS-Review-Proposes-Less-Stringent-Standard-for-Ammonia_43947.html
June 4, 2012
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued the latest draft of its Safer Consumer Products Alternatives regulations, the latest step in implementing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/California-Issues-Latest-Draft-of-Consumer-Product-Safety-Regulations_43950.html
June 4, 2012
Lautenberg: Reform should be at top the agenda. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) joined with health advocacy groups recently in an effort to persuade fellow senators to pass...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Lautengberg-Revives-Efforts-to-Advance-Senate-Action-on-TSCA_43943.html
May 30, 2012
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued the latest draft of its Safer Consumer Products Alternatives regulations, the latest step in implementing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/California-Issues-Revised-Draft-Consumer-Product-Regulations_43674.html
May 23, 2012
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) joined with health advocacy groups this week in an effort to persuade fellow senators to pass Lautenberg’s Safe Chemicals Act, which would...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Lautenberg-Seeks-to-Revive-Senate-Action-on-TSCA-Reform_43663.html
May 22, 2012
The Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRC) says it has filed a motion asking a court to grant summary judgment in support of the council’s lawsuit challenging the 12th...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/SIRC-Asks-Court-for-Summary-Judgment-in-RoC-Lawsuit_43640.html
May 21, 2012
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington) says it will conduct an assessment of EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). This review is distinct from a previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Science-Academy-to-Review-EPAs-IRIS-Program_43636.html
May 21, 2012
Some lawmakers say they are concerned about the notice of proposed rulemaking EPA has that would restrict the ability of companies to claim confidential business information (CBI)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Lawmakers-Ask-OMB-to-Reconsider-CBI-Rules_43638.html
May 18, 2012
Some lawmakers say they are concerned about the notice of proposed rulemaking EPA has that would restrict the ability of companies to claim confidential business information (CBI)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Lawmakers-Challenge-CBI-Rule_43603.html
May 18, 2012
Several Louisiana environmental groups have filed a petition with EPA asking that the federal government revoke state environmental officials’ authority to administer clean air...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Groups-Petition-EPA-to-Revoke-LDEQs-Authority-on-Clean-Air-Laws_43609.html
May 16, 2012
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington) said today it plans to conduct an assessment of EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). This review is distinct from a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/NAS-to-Conduct-Review-of-EPAs-IRIS-Program_43509.html
May 8, 2012
Eastman Chemical announced the startup of its non-phthalate plasticizer manufacturing facility at Texas City, Texas. The new facility will primarily produce Eastman 168 non-phthalate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Eastman-Opens-Texas-City-Plasticizer-Plant_43300.html
May 7, 2012
The U.S. FDA says it is taking several steps to ensure that imported drugs meet the same rigorous standards for safety and quality as those manufactured domestically. The FDA detailed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-FDA-Steps-Up-Scrutiny-of-Imported-Drugs_43260.html
May 7, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EFSA-Begins-Review-of-Bisphenol-A_43258.html
May 9, 2012
Dow Chemical says it has signed a contingent commercial offtake agreement with Solazyme (San Francisco), an  algae-based oils firm, for Solazymes to supply  oils for biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Dow-and-Solazyme-Sign-Commercial-Offtake-Agreement_43178.html
May 21, 2012
The Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRC) says it has filed a motion asking a court to grant summary judgment in support of the council’s lawsuit challenging the 12th...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Styrene-Industry-Seeks-Summary-Judgment-in-RoC-Lawsuit_43634.html
April 30, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EFSA-Begins-Review-of-BPA-with-Focus-on-Low-Dose-Effects_43116.html
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