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June 20, 2013
Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and dust from electricity-generating large combustion plants (LCPs) in the European Union have fallen since 2004, the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Environment-Agency-reports-on-emissions-from-power-plants_52836.html
June 14, 2013
The European Chemical Agency's (ECHA; Helsinki) committee for risk assessment (RAC) has adopted 13 opinions for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) and one opinion at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHAs-risk-assessment-committee-concludes-opinions-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-on-14-substances_52812.html
June 14, 2013
The committees for risk assessment and socio-economic analysis of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) have concluded in a joint session that they would recommend to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-committees-agree-on-length-of-review-period_52810.html
May 17, 2013
Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from installations participating in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased in 2012, but the surplus of emission allowances...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-emissions-trading-GHG-emissions-decline-in-2012-but-allowance-surplus-grows_52131.html
February 8, 2013
The Supreme Court later this month will hear arguments in a landmark case that will determine intellectual property (IP) rights involving reuse of Monsanto’s genetically modified...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/US-high-court-to-hear-key-Monsanto-IP-case_49644.html
February 8, 2013
State legislatures will advance a number of bills in 2013 that lawmakers and advocacy groups say reflect heightened consumer-concern regarding certain substances and declining...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Lawmakers-in-dozens-of-states-plan-action-of-chemical-restrictions_49645.html
November 30, 2012
Plastics Europe (Brussels), an industry group, has asked EU authorities to “ensure that member states respect existing EU rules and processes on food contact materials.” The move...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Industry-presses-EU-to-review-member-states-BPA-bans_48037.html
November 30, 2012
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels) says it will highlight the important role that products of the global chemical industry play in achieving...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Doha-2012-ICCA-focuses-on-industrys-role-in-limiting-energy-consumption_48038.html
November 30, 2012
The European Commission says that Switzerland has been listed as the first non-EU country with active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing standards equivalent to those of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-approves-Swiss-API-imports_48039.html
October 5, 2012
Monsanto and DuPont are the top contributors to a campaign opposing California’s Proposition 37, which would require labels on most foods made with genetically modified organisms...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Polls-show-Californias-Prop-37-is-likely-to-pass_46739.html
September 22, 2012
Dow Microbial Control says it is investing $50 million by 2014 as part of a program announced in 2009 “to enable its customers to move toward enhanced sustainable microbial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Dow-Microbial-Control-Invests-$50-Million-to-Develop-Advanced-Technologies_46462.html
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
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