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May 25, 2011
Actress Jessica Alba took the stage on Capitol Hill today to support Senator Frank Lautenberg’s (D., NJ) 2011 bill aimed at overhauling the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Senator-Enlists-Star-Power-in-Push-for-TSCA-Reform_35024.html
May 23, 2011
U.S. EPA says it will delay the implementation schedule for its final rule limiting air toxic emissions from industrial boilers and is seeking additional public comment through July 15. EPA’s initial proposal for revised Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards for industrial boilers had prompted intense criticism from industry and some lawmakers, resulting in substantial changes in the final rule. The complexity of those changes warrant additional opportunity for public comment, sources say. At issue are provisions in the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments that require EPA to reassess MACT standards every 10 years to determine if further restrictions are necessary to protect public health or the environment. EPA in 2006 determined no further restrictions were necessary, but environmental groups successfully sued the agency on the grounds the Bush Administration had not proven further controls were unnecessary....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-EPA-Delays-Boiler-MACT-Requirements_35009.html
May 12, 2011
The Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) agreement, outlined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris), ensures that the results of non-clinical safety tests done on chemicals and chemical products, such as industrial chemicals and pesticides, do not have to be generated for  second time, OECD says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Brazil-Joins-OECD-Chemical-Data-Program_34798.html
May 11, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), under pressure from environmental groups, has agreed to publish the names of companies producing chemicals classified under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ECHA-Agrees-to-Publish-Names-of-Companies-Producing-Toxic-Chemicals-in-Europe_34742.html
May 9, 2011
EPA has proposed tighter regulations for air toxics emissions from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plants, a court-ordered proposal resulting from a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club which...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Proposes-Tighter-PVC-Emission-Rules_34709.html
May 9, 2011
The American Academy of Pediatrics (Elk Grove Village, IL) has issued a policy paper on the drawbacks of U.S. chemicals management laws and has released a list of recommendations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Pediatrics-Group-Calls-for-TSCA-Reform_34693.html
May 9, 2011
Environmental law organisation ClientEarth (London) and chemicals watchdog ChemSec (Gothenburg, Sweden) have initiated legal proceedings against the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Environmental-Groups-Sue-ECHA-for-Withholding-Names-of-Toxic-Chemical-Producers_34687.html
May 4, 2011
Environmental pressure group ChemSec (Gothenburg, Sweden) today has published a list of 22 substances being sold in Europe which it says feature endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Environmental-Group-Demands-EU-Action-on-Endocrine-Disrupting-Chemicals_34549.html
April 27, 2011
EPA has proposed tighter regulations for air toxics emissions from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plants, a court-ordered proposal resulting from a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club which...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Proposes-Tighter-Toxic-Emission-Rules-for-PVC-Plants_34412.html
April 25, 2011
The American Academy of Pediatrics (Elk Grove Village, IL) has issued a policy paper on the drawbacks of U.S. chemicals management laws and has issued a list of recommendations for how...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Pediatricians-Seek-Changes-to-U-S-TSCA-Law_34354.html
April 25, 2011
Three industry trade groups and PPG Industries have asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB; Washington) for injunctive relief from safety protocols being implemented by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-PPG-Seek-Relief-From-Railroad-Operators-TIH-Measures_34320.html
April 25, 2011
A panel of German researchers has determined that the European Union’s tolerable daily intake (TDI) level for bisphenol A (BPA) is adequate. Germany’s Society of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/German-Researchers-Uphold-European-BPA-Guidelines_34247.html
April 25, 2011
Maine lawmakers have passed restrictions banning bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers beginning in 2012. Maine’s governor Paul LePage (R.) opposes the ban but both...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Maine-Lawmakers-Pass-Veto-Proof-BPA-Law_34352.html
April 25, 2011
Pediatricians Seek Changes to U.S. Chemicals Management The American Academy of Pediatrics (Elk Grove Village, IL) has issued a policy paper on the drawbacks of U.S. chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/34359.html
April 25, 2011
Maine Lawmakers Pass Veto-Proof BPA Restrictions Maine lawmakers have passed restrictions banning bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers beginning in 2012. Maine’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/34358.html
April 11, 2011
Bergeson: Any listing by the U.S. would be late in the game. EPA’s proposal last year of a chemicals of concern list, a first-time use of EPA’s authority under the Toxic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPAs-Chemicals-of-Concern-List-Languishes-at-OMB_33920.html
March 29, 2011
China's State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) says it plans to introduce legislation to prevent hazardous chemicals exposure. State Decree 591, as it is known, will involve a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/China-to-Roll-out-Chemical-Safety-Legislation_33805.html
March 28, 2011
A Maine legislative committee has voted unanimously to restrict bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers beginning in 2012. The move was first endorsed last December...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Maine-Advances-BPA-Restrictions_33792.html
March 28, 2011
Eastman Chemical announced that it will discontinue production of two of its ortho -phthalate plasticizers―diethyl phthalate and dibutyl phthalate (DBP)―by the end of 2011, saying they no longer form part of its “strategic growth plans or vision of the future.” Phthalates have been subject to increasing regulatory and public scrutiny after studies linked exposure to endocrine disruption....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Eastman-Discontinues-Two-Phthalate-Plasticizers_33561.html
March 28, 2011
The potential of shale gas, as well as possible regulatory barriers, were on the short list of subjects at the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association's (NPRA) 36th annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Industry-Faces-Regulatory-Hurdles-to-Shale-Gas-Development_33766.html
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