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August 1, 2011
California has set a “public health goal” (PHG) of 0.02 parts per billion (ppb) for hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium 6, in drinking water. California’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/California-Sets-Nations-First-PHG-for-Hexavalent-Chromium_36576.html
July 27, 2011
California has set a “public health goal” (PHG) of 0.02 parts per billion (ppb) for hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium 6, in drinking water. California’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/California-Targets-Hexavalent-Chromium_36475.html
July 26, 2011
U.S. EPA has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comment on potentially requiring toxicity testing for bisphenol A (BPA). The agency is considering...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-EPA-Seeks-Comment-on-Requiring-BPA-Toxicity-Testing_36437.html
July 19, 2011
The need for improved federal scientific assessments, EPA’s plans for more stringent national air quality standards, and proposed energy policy changes are among ACC’s top regulatory concerns for second-half 2011. ACC is concerned that trends in U.S. legislative and regulatory policy could undermine the nation’s fragile economic recovery with little improvement to the environment or public health, says Mike Walls, v.p./regulatory and technical affairs....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-Details-Policy-Priorities-for-Second-Half-2011_36234.html
July 19, 2011
U.S. EPA has made changes to the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) aimed at increasing the program’s clarity and transparency. Data also will be “rigorously edited to eliminate inconsistencies and address redundancies,” EPA says. The revisions are a direct response to recommendations on how to improve IRIS issued last April by the National Academy of Sciences. Industry says the recent changes are a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done. Executives maintain IRIS has for years been unable to keep pace with scientific developments, resulting in regulations that are based on incomplete or incorrect data....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPAs-Modifies-IRIS-to-Incorporate-NAS-Recommendations_36230.html
July 19, 2011
EPA has proposed Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) requirements for 14 glymes, substances that are structurally similar to glycol ethers and used in products including adhesives...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Proposes-TSCA-Significant-New-Use-Rules-for-Glymes_36235.html
July 13, 2011
EPA has proposed Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) requirements for 14 glymes, substances that are structurally similar to glycol ethers and used in products including adhesives...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-EPA-Proposes-Significant-New-Use-Rule-for-14-Substances_36125.html
July 8, 2011
by Giles Chappell, attorney, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (Brussels). On July 1, 2011, Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Viewpoint-on-RoHS-Amendment-Regulating-for-Nanomaterials-in-Electrical-Equipment_36035.html
July 8, 2011
Cefic sector group The European Flame Retardants Association (EFRA; Brussels) says it “warmly welcomes” the European Union’s July 1 amendment to the directive for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EU-Regulation-Industry-Receives-RoHS-Amendment-with-Open-Arms_36034.html
July 7, 2011
Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) says it has issued a notice on Kribhco (Surat, India), a producer of ammonia and urea, to close down one of its two urea plants at Hazira near...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Indian-Fertilizer-Firm-Hit-with-Closure-Notice-for-Urea-Spill-Cover-up_35942.html
June 30, 2011
The agency will propose the MACT standards for industrial boilers in October, with finalization due in April of next year. Meanwhile, House lawmakers have introduced legislation that would delay the proposal by 15 months and extend compliance deadlines 3-5 years....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Boiler-MACT-Rule-Proposal-Due-Out-in-October_35832.html
June 30, 2011
Representatives Tammy Baldwin (D., WI), Edward Markey (D., MA), and Jan Schakowsky (D., IL) introduced a bill last week that would require stricter labeling requirements for cosmetics...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-House-Introduces-Cosmetics-Labeling-Law_35874.html
June 28, 2011
The European Commission confirmed today that it is not seeking to develop a new body of legislation to manage risks presented by nanomaterials. Instead, it is planning for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EU-Rejects-Development-of-Separate-Nanomaterials-Regulation_35693.html
June 21, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has added seven substances to the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program candidate list of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ECHA-Increases-Reach-Candidate-List-by-Seven-to-53_35599.html
June 20, 2011
A coalition that includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; Atlanta), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), state regulators, as well as...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Public-Private-Coalition-Launches-U-S-Action-Plan-for-Chemical-Exposures_35628.html
June 20, 2011
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit last week dismissed a lawsuit filed last year by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) seeking to compel the U.S. FDA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Appeals-Court-Dismisses-NRDCs-BPA-Suit-Against-FDA_35630.html
June 20, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  (HHS) has added eight substances to the 12th edition of its Report on Carcinogens, published June 10. Formaldehyde and a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Long-Delayed-Report-on-Carcinogens-Adds-Styrene-Formaldehyde_35629.html
June 20, 2011
U.S. EPA has launched two chemicals databases covering toxicity and human exposure data for hundreds of substances. One database, ToxCastDB, focuses on forecasts toxicity of chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-EPA-Creates-Chemical-Databases-for-Toxicity-Exposure-Data_35623.html
June 20, 2011
Texas Governor Rick Perry (R.) has signed into a law a bill requiring the disclosure of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, process. The law requires companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Texas-Governor-Signs-Fracking-Disclosure-Bill_35606.html
June 13, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  (HHS) has added eight substances to the 12th edition of its Report on Carcinogens, published June 10. Formaldehyde and a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Adds-Formaldehyde-Styrene-to-Federal-Carcinogens-List_35470.html
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