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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
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
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