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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
October 16, 2009
EPA’s recently finalized greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rule will present a significant challenge to chemical companies, even those that currently report emissions, experts say...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPAs-GHG-Reporting-Rule-Raises-the-Bar-on-Monitoring_22107.html
May 29, 2009
A San Francisco jury has ruled that two chemical companies are liable for some of the cost of remediating groundwater contaminated with the dry cleaning solvent perchloroethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Dow-and-PPG-Lose-California-Solvent-Suit_19263.html
May 29, 2009
The Senate Homeland and Government Affairs Committee has approved President Obama’s nominee Cass Sunstein for head of the White House Office of Management and Budget’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Senate-Panel-Approves-New-OMB-Unit-Chief_19261.html
May 29, 2009
People who drink from bottles made of polycarbonate may have up to 69% higher concentration of BPA in their urine, according to a study on bisphenol A (BPA) exposure by the Harvard...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Study-Links-BPA-to-Polycarbonate-Bottles_19262.html
May 29, 2009
EPA administrator Lisa Jackson says she has ordered changes to the process related to the agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), rescinding a controversial policy...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Streamlines-Chemical-Assessment-Program_19264.html
May 22, 2009
The Louisiana Environmental Action Network (Lean; Baton Rouge) has sued ExxonMobil Chemical, saying the company’s Baton Rouge plant has repeatedly violated air permit limits...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Activists-Sue-ExxonMobil_19118.html
May 22, 2009
Representatives of more than 150 nations have agreed to add nine substances to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), an international treaty that initially...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Nine-Chemicals-Added-to-Global-Treaty-Banning-Hazardous-Substances_19116.html
May 22, 2009
Minnesota has passed a ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles, sippy cups, and food containers intended for use by children under the age of three. The Minnesota law prohibits...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Minnesota-And-Chicago-Ban-BPA_19117.html
May 22, 2009
EPA has issued a final rule that revokes the agency’s long-standing policy of allowing fruit and vegetables sold in the U.S. to contain limited residue of the pesticide...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Pesticide-Firms-Dispute-EPAs-Ban-on-Carbofuran-Residues_19119.html
May 14, 2009
U.S. Advances Parallel Climate Mandates U.S. regulators and lawmakers have taken significant steps toward mandatory controls on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in recent weeks, and some...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/The-Cost-of-Warming_18663.html
April 10, 2009
EPA has released a long-range plan for overhauling the way it prioritizes and conducts chemical risk assessments. The plan implements the recommendations of the federal National...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Details-Plan-to-Overhaul-Chemical-Risk-Assessments_18225.html
April 10, 2009
OSHA needs to move quickly on regulating diacetyl, an ingredient used in popcorn butter flavoring that has been linked to respiratory problems in some workers, says Hilda Solis...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/OSHA-to-Accelerate-Review-of-Popcorn-Flavoring-Ingredient_18226.html
April 10, 2009
The Ontario Ministry of Environment (Toronto) proposed toxics use-reduction legislation last week that industry executives say would duplicate current efforts under Canada’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Ontario-Ministry-Proposes-Toxics-Use-Reduction-Law_18227.html
April 10, 2009
Socma says that the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) needs to be modified but maintains that a complete overhaul would be “overly burdensome” to small- and mid-size...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Socma-Advocates-Only-Limited-Changes-to-TSCA_18228.html
March 12, 2009
The manufacture of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) will be banned in the European Union (EU) from 2020, under an agreement reached between EU member governments and the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-to-Ban-HCFCs-from-2020_17570.html
March 6, 2009
More than 70% of firms underreport their large environmental fines to the SEC, according to research by the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville). SEC regulations require companies to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Study-Most-Firms-Underreport-Environmental-Fines-to-SEC_17480.html
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