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July 15, 2013
Experts at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) have identified the scientific studies to consider for the authority’s first full risk assessment of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EFSA-to-consult-on-acrylamide-in-food_53637.html
June 20, 2013
Evonik Industries has launched production of its previously announced phthalate-free plasticizer 1,2-cyclohexa dicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester at the company's Marl, Germany site...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Evonik-launches-production-of-phthalate-free-plasticizer_52959.html
June 17, 2013
Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), a group of leading apparel and footwear brands and retailers, has agreed to timelines for a phaseout of perfluorooctanoic acid, or C8, chemistry by January 2015, the group announced today....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Apparel-and-footwear-industry-group-agrees-to-2015-phaseout-of-PFOA-chemistry_52831.html
June 13, 2013
ACC and Socma reemphasized the need to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in response to today’s hearing by the US House's energy and commerce subcommittee on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-Socma-urge-House-to-improve-TSCA_52814.html
May 30, 2013
EPA announced on 29 May that is has proposed two rules as a part of the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, or Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-proposes-new-formaldehyde-emission-rules_52385.html
May 23, 2013
Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and David Vitter (R-LA) today announced the introduction of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013—a bipartisan effort to modernize the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Lautenberg-Vitter-announce-bipartisan-bill-for-TSCA-modernization-UPDATED_52239.html
May 7, 2013
A Harvard Law School study says disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing via FracFocus—a voluntary registry endorsed by 11 states and the Bureau of Land Management...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Study-says-fracking-disclosure-registry-FracFocus-deficient_51814.html
May 7, 2013
Dow AgroSciences says US regulatory authorities have approved a new insecticidal active ingredient, sulfoxaflor, to be marketed in the United States. Sulfoxaflor belongs to a novel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Dow-insecticide-receives-US-regulatory-approval_51812.html
May 1, 2013
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that despite EPA’s increased efforts to assess and regulate potentially harmful chemicals under the Toxic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Federal-report-faults-EPA-chemical-assessment-strategies_51622.html
April 17, 2013
Connecticut lawmakers are set to vote today on a bill requiring food packaging products containing bisphenol A (BPA) be labeled. Senate Bill 16, sponsored by State Senator Beth Bye...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Connecticut-lawmakers-vote-on-bill-requiring-BPA-labels-on-food-packaging_51245.html
April 10, 2013
Longtime Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)–reform advocate Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) is expected to introduce the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013—the latest version of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Industry-calls-for-bipartisan-approach-to-TSCA-reform-Lautenberg-bill-due-out-soon_51049.html
April 5, 2013
The European Commission has published a Green Paper entitled On a European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment, to gather facts and views that will enable it to assess the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/European-Commission-launches-consultation-to-assess-impact-of-plastic-waste-publishes-Green-Paper_50969.html
March 27, 2013
EPA announced today that it will begin health and environmental risk assessments of 23 commonly used chemicals, with a focus on flame retardants, as a part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-begins-risk-assessments-of-flame-retardants-under-TSCA_50779.html
March 20, 2013
EPA's general approach in prioritizing chemicals for further review and target assessment under its Work Plan Chemicals program can, with "some important and necessary...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-EPA-Work-Plan-Chemicals-methodology-on-the-right-track_50636.html
March 11, 2013
ADA-ES (Highlands Ranch, CO), an equipment and clean coal technology provider for the coal and specialty chemical industries, announced it has been awarded a contract to supply...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ADA-receives-clean-coal-technology-supply-contract_50379.html
February 22, 2013
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Shanghai) has issued guidance mandating that petrochemical and heavy-metal industries join an environmental liability insurance...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Report-Chinas-environmental-ministry-to-mandate-environmental-liability-insurance_50021.html
February 4, 2013
Regulators in California have published a notice of intent to list bisphenol A (BPA) as a developmental toxicant under the state’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) law...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/California-to-list-BPA-under-Prop-65_49561.html
February 1, 2013
State chemical management initiatives and ingredients disclosure requirements that could create undue compliance burdens and thwart product innovation continue to be top ACI’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACI-2013-state-regulations-ingredient-disclosure-top-industry-concerns_49492.html
January 21, 2013
Fashion brand Benetton (Ponzano Veneto, Italy) says it has committed to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire supply chain and products by 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Benetton-joins-Detox-campaign_49175.html
January 21, 2013
The US National Toxicology Program (NTP), part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), has named provisional member of a peer review committee that will review NTP’s 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/US-names-nominees-for-formaldehyde-peer-review-panel_49172.html
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