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March 14, 2011
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has introduced a bill to reinstate taxes charged to oil and chemical companies to help fund the federal Superfund toxic waste cleanup program...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Lautenberg-Superfund-Bill-Would-Aid-EPA-Budget-Woes_33176.html
March 8, 2011
Health concerns are causing leading food manufacturers to change their packaging away from recycled cardboard, the BBC reports. The concerns are over mineral oils which are found in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Food-Firms-Voice-Concern-Over-Recycled-Cardboard-Packaging_33253.html
February 28, 2011
Experts anticipate that advances in risk assessment will take a lot of the uncertainty out of regulatory requirements. The change is occurring because systems biology, “a heartbeat away from systems toxicology,” will facilitate a move away from tests on laboratory animals and toward increased use of tests using human cell-based systems, experts say. Risk21, a consortium of scientists, academia, officials and industry, was formed a little over a year ago to help shape, define and promote adoption of new methods of risk assessment....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/In-Washington-Experts-Look-Beyond-Politics-for-Answers_33070.html
February 28, 2011
EPA has issued a court-ordered final rule for reducing air toxics emissions from industrial boilers. However, because the final rule differs significantly from the agency’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Issues-Final-Boiler-MACT-Rule-Plans-Reconsideration_33053.html
February 23, 2011
EPA has issued a court-ordered final rule for reducing air toxics emissions from industrial boilers. However, because the final rule differs significantly from the agency’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Issues-Final-Boiler-MACT-Rule-Plans-Reconsideration_33008.html
February 17, 2011
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI; Washington) says California’s rule for identifying hazard traits is confusing and exceeds the state’s authority vested by the statute...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACI-Californias-Hazard-Traits-Rule-Should-be-Withdrawn_32918.html
February 14, 2011
EPA says it will create the first national standard to regulate perchlorate in drinking water based on research indicating the chemical disrupts hormone production. The decision to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Will-Limit-Perchlorate-in-Water_32600.html
February 14, 2011
EPA says it has notified five companies that the identities of 14 chemicals are not eligible for confidential treatment. The substances are associated with a number of health and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Denies-Firms-TSCA-Confidentiality-Claims_32843.html
February 14, 2011
The hearing by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) on reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) earlier this month is an indication that he intends to pursue a bill despite...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Senate-TSCA-Hearing-Kicks-Off-Renewed-Reform-Push_32846.html
February 10, 2011
Antimicrobial ingredients are facing increased regulatory and public scrutiny over concerns that they could be damaging to the environment, disruptive to the human endocrine system, and may encourage drug-resistance....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Antimicrobials-Under-Pressure_32782.html
January 28, 2011
A federal court has rejected EPA’s request for an 18-month extension for mandating additional reductions in air toxics from industrial boilers. The January 20 decision gives EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Court-Denies-EPA-Petition-for-Extended-Boiler-MACT-Deadline_32509.html
January 21, 2011
A federal court has rejected EPA’s request for an 18 month extension to its deadline for issuing a rule for reducing air toxics from industrial boilers, giving it 30 days...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Court-Gives-EPA-30-Days-to-Issue-Final-Boiler-MACT_32330.html
January 20, 2011
Legislators for an estimated 30 states have plans to take up bills that would restrict chemicals, and several states are planning comprehensive state chemical laws, state lawmakers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/TSCA-Reform-Campaign-Shifts-Back-to-State-Level_32246.html
January 18, 2011
A study by researchers from the University of California (San Francisco), has found that 99% of pregnant women in the U.S. contain 43 hazardous chemicals – some of which are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Study-Finds-Synthetic-Chemicals-in-99-percent-of-Pregnant-Women-in-U-S-with-analysis_32196.html
January 18, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), says that the 3.1 million Classification and Labelling and packaging (CLP) notifications that it received by the January 3 deadline...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ECHA-Says-CLP-Substance-Notifications-Topped-100000-Not-24000_32192.html
January 17, 2011

U.S. Democrats are stepping up the debate over potential chemical disclosure requirements for companies involved in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on public lands. House Democrats recently asked the Obama administration to advance requirements for public disclosure of chemicals used in the process. The Democrats' action follows a letter to administration officials from House Republicans seeking answers and supporting documents related to a long list of policy questions concerning fracking.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/House-Democrats-Press-Salazar-on-Fracking-Disclosure-Requirements_32188.html
January 17, 2011
U.S. EPA has issued a final rule requiring the testing of 19 high production volume (HPV) chemicals for health and environmental impacts. “This rule is one of a series of actions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Issues-Test-Rules-for-19-Chemicals_32174.html
January 17, 2011
German and European Union authorities say that pork tainted with a dioxin concentration 77 times that of background levels, which could be toxic to humans, has been sold across...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/German-Regulators-Investigate-Foods-Contaminated-with-Dioxin_32177.html
January 12, 2011
German and European Union authorities say that pork tainted with a dioxin concentration 77 times that of background levels, which could be toxic to humans, has been sold across...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Regulators-Investigate-Dioxin-Contamination-of-Foods-in-Germany_32103.html
January 11, 2011
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) today rolled out its big initiative for enhancing its position on nanomaterials by introducing the Nanotechnologies Supply Chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-K-Chemical-Industry-Introduces-Nanotech-Forum_32074.html
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