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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
December 1, 2011
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says recent findings by the French food safety authority Anses does not change EFSA’s 2010 assessment of bisphenol A (BPA), saying Anses...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Officials-French-Findings-Do-Not-Alter-EFSAs-2010-BPA-Assessment_39437.html
November 21, 2011
EPA says it is taking 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-IRIS-Advisory-Board_39227.html
November 21, 2011
A study evaluating the health effects of a group of industrial solvents has concluded that exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) in the workplace increases by a factor of six the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Study-Workers-TCE-Exposure-Multiplies-Risk-of-Developing-Parkinsons-Disease_39020.html
November 21, 2011
The chemical industry will maintain its spending of about €10 million ($13.4 million) over 2012 for its Long-range Research Initiative (LRI), a program to promote scientific...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Industry-Maintains-Spending-on-LRI_39228.html
November 21, 2011
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing last week on Senator Frank Lautenberg’s (D., NJ) most recent version of a bill to overhaul the Toxic Substances...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Senate-Takes-Up-U-S-TSCA-Reform-Bill_39224.html
November 21, 2011
Jahn: Would like ‘partnership’ with regulators. Attendees at the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Arlington, VA) annual meeting, held recently in Bonita...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/NACD-Regulations-Top-Industrys-Concerns_39223.html
November 18, 2011
EPA says it is taking 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-SAB-Experts-on-IRIS-Review_39181.html
November 10, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that there was a leak of ammonia from its production site at Kooragang Island, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, yesterday afternoon. The Environment Protection...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Ammonia-Leak-at-Orica-Plant_38968.html
November 9, 2011
The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) is seeking public comment on its October 31 proposal to review the process used for nominating chemicals for the Report on Carcinogens (RoC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Officials-Seek-Input-on-U-S-Carcinogens-Report-Methodology_38953.html
November 9, 2011
The U.S. Department of the Interior says it expects to propose in the next several months rules governing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The proposal will include regulations...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Details-Plans-for-Fracking-Regulations_38951.html
November 3, 2011
The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) is seeking public comment on its October 31 proposal to review the process used for nominating chemicals for the Report on Carcinogens (RoC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/NTP-Seeks-Comment-on-Carcinogens-Report_38853.html
October 25, 2011
The French National Assembly has voted to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in all food packaging materials beginning in 2014. The vote follows a recent report by the France’s national food...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/French-Lawmakers-Vote-to-Ban-BPA-in-All-Food-Packaging_38513.html
October 25, 2011
The House recently voted 275-142 to pass a bill that would postpone implementation of proposed technology-based rules for limiting emissions from industrial boilers. Relief from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Lawmakers-Advance-Bill-Blocking-EPAs-Boiler-MACT-Rule_38512.html
October 25, 2011
U.S. industry groups spent millions of dollars over decades to delay government toxicity findings for three substances: trichloroethylene, (TCE), formaldehyde, and styrene, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/NRDC-Industry-Spent-Millions-to-Forestall-Formaldehyde-TCE-and-Styrene-Findings_38508.html
October 25, 2011
The European Commission, after years of discussion, has adopted an official definition of 'nanomaterial,' but industry says it is concerned that the description is too broad and could...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/European-Commission-Defines-Nanomaterial_38505.html
October 24, 2011
The European Commission, after years of discussion, has today published and adopted an official definition of a nanomaterial. Cefic has voiced concerns that it is too broad and could...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Industry-Fears-New-EU-Nanomaterial-Definition-is-Too-Broad-update_38386.html
October 18, 2011
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC: Washington) has released a report  detailing what it says are decades of industry influence used to delay toxicity findings for three...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/NRDC-Industry-Tactics-Delayed-Health-Assessments-for-Decades_38394.html
October 14, 2011
The House last night voted 275-142 to pass a bill that would postpone implementation of proposed technology-based rules for limiting emissions from industrial boilers. Relief from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/House-Passes-Bill-Blocking-EPAs-Boiler-MACT-Rule_38308.html
October 10, 2011
ACC is asking the U.S. FDA to amend federal regulations so it is clear that bisphenol A (BPA) may not be used in baby bottles and sippy cups. The FDA regulation at issue governs the use of polycarbonates in food contact materials and currently does not prohibit BPA in baby bottles or sippy cups. The decision to seek the amendment is an attempt by ACC to redirect the public dialogue on consumer product safety and BPA, one of the thorniest issues the industry has had to face related to public perception....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-Asks-FDA-to-Revise-BPA-Regulations_38216.html
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