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July 25, 2012
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) bill passed today by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works contains changes from the previous draft, based in part on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Changes-to-TSCA-Bill-Focus-on-Data-Evaluation-Requirements_45186.html
July 25, 2012
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has passed a bill that would overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the first Congressional vote on TSCA since the 1976...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Senate-Panel-Passes-TSCA-Reform-Bill_45184.html
July 24, 2012
The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee held a hearing today on the safety and effectiveness of flame retardants. Committee chair Barbara Boxer (D., CA) and other...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Senate-Panel-Questions-Industry-EPA-on-Flame-Retardant-Safety_45152.html
July 23, 2012
The U.S. EPA has announced proposed settlement agreements for a total of more than $362,113 involving Bethlehem Apparatus Company, Chemtura and Haldoe Topsoe for alleged violations of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPA-Settles-With-Three-Firms-for-TSCA-Reporting-Violations_45132.html
July 23, 2012
The nongovernmental organization (NGO) Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (Washington) says it has issued a report detailing data it says strengthens links between chronic diseases and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Report-Tallies-Health-Costs-of-Stalling-TSCA-Reform_45128.html
July 19, 2012
The U.S. EPA says it will use its existing authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to evaluate toxicity issues related to new and existing uses of certain flame...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Senate-EPA-to-Review-Flame-Retardant-Safety_45010.html
July 17, 2012
The U.S. FDA announced today it will prohibit bisphenol A (BPA) from being used in baby bottles and sippy cups. Manufacturers several years ago stopped using BPA in these...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-FDA-Bans-BPA-in-Baby-Bottles-Sippy-Cups_44938.html
July 16, 2012
Albemarle has announced their support of the EPA’s movement to address polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) flame retardants by amending the Significant New Use Rule (SNUR)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Albemarle-Endorses-EPA-Amendment-of-SNUR-for-PBDEs_44915.html
July 16, 2012
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is calling on EPA to move forward with pending requirements for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) flame retardants, including submission of data...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Senators-Urge-EPA-to-Advance-Requirements-for-PBDEs_44905.html
July 16, 2012
Public health advocates say Graco Children's Products has clarified its policy regarding its ban on certain flame retardants in Graco's car seats and other children's products. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Graco-Clarifies-Policy-on-Tris-Flame-Retardants_44901.html
July 10, 2012
Calgon Carbon has signed a ten-year contract with the city of Scottsdale, AZ, to reactivate carbon used in drinking water. About 6 million pounds of carbon is expected to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Calgon-Carbon-Signs-Reactivation-Contract-with-Scottsdale-AZ_44795.html
July 9, 2012
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is calling on EPA to move forward with pending requirements for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) flame retardants, including submission of data...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/U-S-Senators-Petition-EPA-for-Action-on-PBDEs_44778.html
July 6, 2012
The tragedy that beset Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh, India on December 3, 1984 stands as one of the world’s worst industrial accidents. A pesticide plant operated by Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Bhopal-Site-Shows-Little-Sign-of-Care_44700.html
July 2, 2012
An advocacy group has asked EPA to place bisphenol A (BPA) on the list of contaminants it may regulate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The 1996 statute requires EPA to keep a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Group-Seeks-Review-of-BPA-Under-Safe-Drinking-Water-Act_44597.html
June 18, 2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has added 13 substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the candidate list under the European Union's (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/ECHA-Adds-13-Candidate-SVHCs-Rejects-Bid-to-Restrict-Four-Phthalates_44278.html
June 4, 2012
EPA has issued a draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment for ammonia, including a recommended limit regarding how much is likely safe for a person to inhale...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/EPAs-Draft-IRIS-Review-Proposes-Less-Stringent-Standard-for-Ammonia_43947.html
June 4, 2012
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued the latest draft of its Safer Consumer Products Alternatives regulations, the latest step in implementing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/California-Issues-Latest-Draft-of-Consumer-Product-Safety-Regulations_43950.html
June 4, 2012
Lautenberg: Reform should be at top the agenda. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) joined with health advocacy groups recently in an effort to persuade fellow senators to pass...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Lautengberg-Revives-Efforts-to-Advance-Senate-Action-on-TSCA_43943.html
May 30, 2012
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued the latest draft of its Safer Consumer Products Alternatives regulations, the latest step in implementing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/California-Issues-Revised-Draft-Consumer-Product-Regulations_43674.html
May 23, 2012
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) joined with health advocacy groups this week in an effort to persuade fellow senators to pass Lautenberg’s Safe Chemicals Act, which would...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/toxics/Lautenberg-Seeks-to-Revive-Senate-Action-on-TSCA-Reform_43663.html
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