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August 17, 2012
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB; Washington) says its top priorities going forward are changes to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) code—which has not been modified since...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/CSB-Changes-to-PSM-as-Most-Wanted-Change_45706.html
June 22, 2012
Continued inaction to prevent global climate change will lead to irreversible environmental damage and curb economic growth, a recent report by the Organization for Economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Inaction-on-Climate-Change-May-Have-Catastrophic-Results_44355.html
June 22, 2012
Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program has been a success according to the European Commission, which is due to publish its review of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Helsinki-Chemicals-Forum-2012-Global-Reach-Still-Far-Off_44386.html
June 15, 2012
Bond: Seeking to bolster accountability. Sherman: Dialogue trumps mandatory targets. The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) says its key priority for the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ICCA-Strengthening-SAICM-a-Top-Priority-for-Rio+20_44192.html
June 15, 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/sections/regulatory/EPA-Recommends-Less-Stringent-Standard-for-Ammonia_44193.html
May 18, 2012
The U.K. government plans to invest £60 million ($97 million) to support the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies in emerging markets. The move follows a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/U-K-Allocates-CCS-Funds_43604.html
May 18, 2012
Some lawmakers say they are concerned about the notice of proposed rulemaking EPA has that would restrict the ability of companies to claim confidential business information (CBI)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Lawmakers-Challenge-CBI-Rule_43603.html
May 18, 2012
ACC says it has concerns about the Senate Clean Energy Standard Act recently introduced “most notably” due to its lack of provisions regarding clean energy, says ACC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ACC-Senate-Clean-Energy-Bill-Lacks-Incentives-for-Coal_43602.html
May 18, 2012
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington) says it will conduct an assessment of EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). This review is distinct from a previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/U-S-Academy-to-Review-EPA-IRIS-Program_43601.html
April 6, 2012
A group of French farmers and seed firms are appealing a recent decision by the French government to ban Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn, MON810. Plaintiffs include the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/French-Growers-Seed-Firms-Challenge-GM-Maize-Ban_42527.html
April 6, 2012
Number's Up: Research links exposure with decline in bee colonies. Researchers at Stirling University (Stirling, U.K.) and the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Researchers-Tally-Impact-of-Neonicotinyl-Insecticides-on-Bee-Populations_42526.html
April 6, 2012
Dow Chemical is appealing a U.S. tax court decision to reject the company’s claim that supplies used in certain process improvements carried out by the former Union Carbide in 1994...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Dow-Challenges-IRS-in-R-and-D-Tax-Credit-Lawsuit_42525.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/sections/regulatory/EPAs-Chemicals-of-Concern-List-Languishes-at-OMB_33920.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/sections/regulatory/In-Washington-Experts-Look-Beyond-Politics-for-Answers_33070.html
November 3, 2010
Did Anyone Tell the Customer? Companies making or transporting chemicals in Europe, or importing chemicals into Europe, have until the end of November before substances classified as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Reach_30517.html
March 26, 2010
The accident five years ago at BP’s Texas City, TX site that killed 15 has had a profound effect on corporate safety cultures, with executives focusing increasingly on policies...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Looking-Back-at-BP-Texas-City_25637.html
February 26, 2010
EPA’s decision last year to issue interim dioxin cleanup standards has stunned the chemical industry and generated confusion among firms involved in risk assessment and hazardous...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPAs-Reversal-on-Dioxin-Complicates-Remediation-Plans_25054.html
January 7, 2010
EPA has proposed strengthening its ground-level ozone standard by reducing the eight-hour level to 0.060-0.070 parts per million (ppm), its strictest to date, from 0.084 ppm set in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Proposes-Tighter-Ozone-Standards_23978.html
October 16, 2009
Mosaic says it will spend about $30 million on air pollution controls to eliminate sulfur dioxide emissions from its sulfuric acid plant at Uncle Sam, LA to settle alleged Clean Air...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Fines-Two-Fertilizer-Firms_22106.html
October 16, 2009
Girls whose mothers were exposed to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) during early months of pregnancy are more likely to exhibit aggressive behavior, according to a study published...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/BPA-linked-to-Aggressive-behavior_22105.html
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