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August 30, 2010
Amvac says that EPA based the stop sale order on the grounds that the company did not identify trace impurities in the required “confidential statement of formula.” Amvac also says that EPA has known about the impurities for more than 20 years but only now is saying that those impurities may have toxicological significance....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Amvac-Challenges-EPA-Stop-Sale-Order-for-Fungicide_29083.html
August 30, 2010
ACC says EPA’s proposed technology-based standard for industrial boilers is flawed because it relies on faulty data related to emissions from the “best performing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-EPA-Boiler-MACT-Rule-Relies-on-Flawed-Data_29085.html
August 30, 2010
Research led by scientists from the Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth, U.K.) and the University of Exeter (Exeter, U.K.), in a study of 715 adults, has shown that exposure to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-K-Study-Links-BPA-Lower-Testosterone-Concentrations_29089.html
August 30, 2010
EPA has released action plans on benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), as well as nonylphenol (NP) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), outlining proposed restrictions on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Takes-Action-on-HBCD-NP_29090.html
August 30, 2010
By Peter Hsiao, partner with law firm Morrison & Foerster (Los Angeles), and colleagues William F. Tarantino, and Andrea L. Tozer.     In a highly anticipated new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Update-on-Californias-Green-Chemistry-Requirements_29064.html
August 30, 2010
American Vanguard (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) says it has filed action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking emergency and injunctive relief from a recent EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Amvac-Challenges-EPA-Stop-Sale-Order-for-Fungicide_29079.html
August 26, 2010
Research led by scientists from the Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth, U.K.) and the University of Exeter (Exeter, U.K.), in a study of 715 adults, has shown that exposure to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Study-Shows-BPA-Affects-Testosterone-Concentrations-in-Men_29039.html
August 25, 2010
Chinese police have seized 227 m.t. of melamine-contaminated milk formula, according to information disseminated by RX-360 (Washington), a supply-chain organization. Police reportedly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/New-Case-of-Melamine-Contaminated-Milk-Formula-Emerges-in-China_29010.html
August 19, 2010
EPA today released action plans on benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), as well as nonpylphenol (NP) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), outlining proposed restrictions on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Takes-Action-on-HBCD-and-Benzidine_28911.html
August 16, 2010
EPA has proposed changes to Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reporting requirements that would increase the amount and frequency of data required by the TSCA Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) rule. The proposal would increase public disclosure by limiting the information that can be treated as confidential, increase the frequency and content of required data, and require manufacturers and importers to submit information electronically, EPA says. Comments are due October 25....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Proposes-Sweeping-Changes-to-TSCA-Inventory-Rule_28807.html
August 16, 2010
ACC has petitioned EPA seeking changes to its Chemical Action Plan for bipshenol A (BPA). ACC says EPA did not follow its own guidelines that scientific information be “accurate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ACC-Contests-Science-EPA-Used-to-Back-BPA-Action-Plan_28809.html
August 12, 2010
EPA has proposed changes to Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reporting requirements that would increase the amount and frequency of data required by the TSCA Inventory Update...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Proposes-Changes-to-TSCA-Reporting-Requirements-Update_28742.html
August 3, 2010

The class action complaint alleges negligence, private nuisance, past and continuing trespass, past and continuing battery, and seeks compensation for medical monitoring.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Residents-Sue-BP-Nalco-for-Corexit-Exposure_28488.html
August 2, 2010

Industry representatives have asked lawmakers to consider further changes to the Democrat-sponsored bill to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), saying it would stifle innovation and create a safety standard that is nearly impossible to meet. Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee heard testimony on changes to the bill made since the release last April of a discussion draft. Since then, the negotiation process appears to have deepened the divide between industry and NGOs, which had initially said they would prefer to present a united front when working on revisions to the law. Environmentalists say industry’s position of being an advocate of reform has not been borne out during the negotiations.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Toxics-Reform-Bill-Seen-to-Stifle-Industry-and-Innovation_28484.html
August 2, 2010
Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., NV) has added language to the recently introduced oil drilling accountability bill that would require companies involved in hydraulic fracturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Senate-Leader-Adds-Chemical-Disclosure-Measure-to-Oil-Spill-Bill_28489.html
August 2, 2010
FDA says it has joined the Tox21 collaboration, which merges federal agency resources including research, funding and testing tools, to develop ways to predict how chemicals will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/FDA-Joins-Chemical-Screening-Initiative_28496.html
July 29, 2010
Industry representatives today asked lawmakers to consider further changes to the Democrat-sponsored bill to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), saying it would stifle...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/House-Hears-Testimony-on-Changes-to-TSCA-Bill_28427.html
July 23, 2010
The legislation requires the industry to ensure the safety of its products as a condition for allowing them on the market, a profound change from the current law which requires EPA to prove a chemical is harmful before it can be restricted or banned....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/TSCA-Overhaul-Introduced-in-House_28311.html
July 20, 2010
FDA says it has joined the Tox21 collaboration, which merges federal agency resources including research, funding and testing tools, to develop ways to predict how chemicals will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/FDA-Joins-Tox21-Collaboration-to-Improve-Chemical-Screening_28160.html
July 19, 2010
A recent report by the American Cancer Society identifies gaps in research for 19 substances whose “potential to cause cancer is as yet unresolved.” The report is designed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Cancer-Researchers-List-Substances-of-Concern_28148.html
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