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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...
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....
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
June 6, 2011
New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman says his office is preparing to file a lawsuit against the U.S. federal government for failure to conduct an environmental review of potential harmful effects of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The lawsuit targets regulations proposed by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC; West Trenton, NJ) allowing natural gas development in the area. Schneiderman says the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires environmental review of regulations that pose harm to human health or the environment....
June 6, 2011
The Chinese government say its Ministry of Health in China and five other government bodies have decided to ban the use of polycarbonate containing bisphenol A (BPA) in baby feeding bottles from June 1, 2011. Imports and sale of feeding bottles containing BPA will also be banned starting September 1, 2011, the government says. The public health notice has asked local food security inspectors to be vigilant against any violation of the ban....
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