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January 17, 2012
EPA is requesting nominations for outside experts to review its controversial report linking water contamination in Wyoming to hydraulic fracturing. EPA's draft analysis met with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Seeks-Outside-Experts-to-Review-Controversial-Fracking-Report_40524.html
January 16, 2012
The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has finalized changes to the process used for adding substances to the Report on Carcinogens (RoC). ACC and other industry groups have...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/NTP-Signs-Off-on-Changes-to-Carcinogens-Report-Procedures_40461.html
January 16, 2012
New York Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D., Endwell) says a top priority this year will be advancing legislation to strengthen trichloroethylene (TCE) standards. Lupardo says state and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/New-York-Lawmaker-Pushes-for-Stronger-TCE-Standards_40464.html
January 16, 2012
Representative Ed Markey (D., MA) is urging EPA to finalize its review of dioxin's noncancer health effects, due out by the end of this month, saying the "two-decades...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Markey-Urges-EPA-to-Finalize-Dioxin-Assessment_40481.html
January 16, 2012
A Government Accounting Office (GAO) report reviewing EPA’s progress in improving its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) says the agency has made recommended changes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Review-of-EPAs-IRIS-Program-Sees-Limited-Progress_40473.html
January 16, 2012
Paul Anastas, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development, will leave the agency and return to Yale University in February. Anastas’ position is one of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-R-and-D-Chief-Heads-Back-to-Yale_40472.html
January 13, 2012
The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has finalized changes to the process used for adding substances to the Report on Carcinogens (RoC). ACC and other industry groups have...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/National-Toxicology-Program-Finalizes-Changes-to-RoC-Process_40437.html
January 11, 2012
New York Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D., Endwell) says a top priority this year will be advancing legislation to strengthen trichloroethylene (TCE) standards. Lupardo says state and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/New-York-Assemblywoman-Revives-Push-for-Stronger-TCE-Standards_40380.html
January 10, 2012
A Government Accounting Office (GAO) report reviewing EPA’s progress in improving its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) says the agency has made recommended changes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/GAO-Report-Finds-EPA-has-Made-Limited-Progress-Improving-IRIS-Update_40355.html
January 10, 2012
Paul Anastas, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development, will leave the agency and return to Yale University in February. Anastas’ position is one of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPAs-Anastas-to-Return-to-Yale_40352.html
January 2, 2012
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed into law a bill detailing permit requirements for horizontal drilling in West Virginia, including in the Marcellus Shale. The law...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/West-Virginia-Bill-Regulating-Marcellus-Shale-Signed-Into-Law_40038.html
January 2, 2012
ACC is asking EPA to withdraw its review of dioxin’s noncancer health effects, saying that recently passed legislation will require the agency to demonstrate how the assessment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Industry-Asks-EPA-to-Withdraw-Dioxin-Assessment-Cites-Recent-IRIS-Mandate_40040.html
January 2, 2012
EPA has partially granted a petition from environmental groups asking the agency develop rules requiring makers of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluids to submit existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Federal-Fracking-Disclosure-Decision-Targets-Chemical-Firms_40037.html
December 30, 2011
The U.S. EPA has proposed significant new use rules (SNURs) for 17 chemical substances, the result of a legal settlement after EPA was sued for not complying with portions of the Toxic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-EPA-Proposes-Significant-New-Use-Rules-for-17-Substances_40084.html
December 27, 2011
EPA has partially granted a petition from environmental groups asking the agency develop rules requiring makers of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluids to submit existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Fracking-Disclosure-Decision-Targets-Chemical-Firms_40032.html
December 27, 2011
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed into law a bill detailing permit requirements for horizontal drilling in West Virginia, including in the Marcellus Shale. The law...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/West-Virginia-Governor-Signs-Bill-Regulating-Marcellus-Shale_40018.html
December 22, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has submitted to the European Commission its recommendation that 13 substances of very high concern (SVHC) in future should not be used...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ECHA-Recommends-13-Substances-Not-to-Be-Used-without-Authorization_39991.html
December 22, 2011
ACC is asking EPA to withdraw its review of dioxin’s noncancer health effects, saying that recently passed legislation will require the agency to demonstrate how the assessment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-Asks-EPA-to-Withdraw-Dioxin-Assessment-Due-to-New-IRIS-Mandate_39995.html
December 19, 2011
U.S. lawmakers have passed an omnibus spending bill requiring EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) to incorporate "based on chemical specific datasets and biological...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Spending-Bill-Requires-EPA-Conform-With-NAS-Policy_39929.html
December 19, 2011
The European Union’s (EU) Member State Committee (MSC) unanimously has agreed to identify 12 chemicals as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The 12 substances will be added...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EU-Adds-Substances-of-Very-High-Concern_39916.html
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