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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
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-EPAs-IRIS-Program-Meet-NAS-Standards_39926.html
December 19, 2011
The U.S. FDA says it will decide by April of next year whether it will restrict bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. The decision is part of a settlement with the Natural Resources...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Settlement-Requires-FDA-Take-Action-on-BPA-in-Food-Packaging-by-March-31_39899.html
December 19, 2011
EPA says its draft analysis of groundwater in Pavillion, WY indicates there has been migration of certain chemicals from hydraulic fracturing operations that resulted in concentrations...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Links-Groundwater-Contamination-to-Hydraulic-Fracturing_39901.html
December 15, 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-More-Substances-to-Very-High-Concern-List_39804.html
December 15, 2011
ACC’s legislative and regulatory priorities for 2012 include continued work on legislation for revising the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and improvements to the U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACCs-Legislative-Priorities-for-2012-Include-Changes-to-TSCA-Bill-IRIS_39802.html
December 9, 2011
EPA says its draft analysis of groundwater in Pavillion, WY indicates there has been migration of certain chemicals from hydraulic fracturing operations that resulted in concentrations...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Links-Groundwater-Contamination-in-Wyoming-to-Hydraulic-Fracturing_39678.html
December 7, 2011
The U.S. FDA says it will decide by April of next year whether it will restrict bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. The decision is part of a settlement with the Natural Resources...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Settlement-Requires-FDA-to-Decide-BPA-Restrictions-by-March-31Update_39563.html
December 6, 2011
EPA says it will accept nominations for scientific experts for its Science Advisory Board (SAB) Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee, which will review proposed changes to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Takes-Nominations-for-Advisory-Board-on-IRIS-Review_39337.html
December 6, 2011
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says recent findings by the French food safety authority Anses (Paris) do not change EFSA’s 2010 assessment of bisphenol A (BPA), and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Europe-Reaffirms-BPA-Safety-Findings_39545.html
December 6, 2011
U.S. EPA has revised it's proposed changes to Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain incinerators. The reconsidered standards set emission limits for less than 1% of boilers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Revises-Boiler-MACT-Rules_39539.html
December 6, 2011
The styrene industry, a long time critic of the methodology used to create the U.S. government’s Report on Carcinogens (RoC), says the recently proposed changes to the RoC...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Styrene-Industry-Says-Officials-Should-Withdraw-Proposed-Changes-to-RoC-Methodology_39406.html
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