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December 5, 2013
ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley yesterday outlined a number of key policy issues, including an overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a comprehensive energy policy, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/TSCA-reform-energy-policy-top-ACCs-agenda_57107.html
October 11, 2013
EPA’s proposed rules for formaldehyde emissions for composite wood products—first announced 29 May 2013—are arbitrary and contrary to the intent of the law, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-Formaldehyde-emissions-rules-discount-scientific-evidence_55898.html
October 10, 2013
European environment commissioner Janez Poto─Źnik and Lithuanian environment minister Valentinas Mazuronis have signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury on behalf of the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/European-Union-signs-international-mercury-pollution-convention_55806.html
October 1, 2013
EPA announced today that it is finalizing a rule that will allow the agency to restrict imports of potentially harmful perfluorinated chemicals—which are known to persist in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-issues-final-rule-regulating-PFOAs-in-carpet_55537.html
August 27, 2013
Increasing environmental and regulatory pressures and concerns over toxicity to humans continue to drive growing demand for greener solvents in developed countries, while demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/IHS-Mounting-environmental-regulatory-pressures-driving-global-solvents-industry-to-greener-alternatives_54736.html
July 31, 2013
Senator Barbara Boxer (D., CA), chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), has stated opposition to the state preemption provisions in the Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Sen-Boxer-convenes-TSCA-reform-hearing-criticizes-Lautenberg-Vitter-bill_54105.html
July 16, 2013
The European Commission (Brussels) has decided to restrict the use of BASF's fipronil, an insecticide, as part of measures to protect the health of bees, the commission announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/European-Commission-restricts-use-of-BASF-insecticide_53677.html
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
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