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June 30, 2008
EPA’s Inspector General (IG) has criticized EPA’s Region 2 and New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP; Trenton) for inordinate delays and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Cites-New-Jersey-for-Poor-Superfund-Management_12764.html
June 23, 2008
House lawmakers are considering two bills that would extend and modify the chemical plant security rules currently being implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/House-Lawmakers-Take-Up-Bills-to-Extend-Plant-Security-Rules_12630.html
June 23, 2008
California’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against four personal care manufacturers, alleging that the companies have violated Proposition 65 law by not listing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/California-Sues-Personal-Care-Manufacturers-Regarding-14-Dioxane-Labeling_12631.html
June 23, 2008
Representative Edward Markey (D., MA) has introduced legislation that would ban bishpenol A (BPA) from food and beverage containers. The Ban Poisonous Additives Act would require...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Legislators-Eye-Bill-to-Restrict-BPA-in-Some-Consumer-Goods_12632.html
June 16, 2008
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently rejected a claim by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) that sought to force EPA to establish more...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Court-Upholds-EPA-and-ACC-in-Landmark-Clean-Air-Case_12489.html
June 16, 2008
Proponents of the Climate Security Act sponsored by senators Joseph Lieberman (I., CT) and John Warner (R., VA) failed to garner enough votes to halt debate on the bill, effectively...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Climate-Bill-Dies-in-U-S-Senate_12490.html
June 16, 2008
W.R. Grace has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2006 appellate court ruling reinstated criminal charges for Grace’s handling of asbestos contamination at its former...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Grace-Seeks-High-Court-Review-of-Asbestos-Ruling_12491.html
June 12, 2008
European Union (EU) energy ministers meeting at Luxembourg on June 6 agreed on a deal that allows former state energy monopolies to hold onto their ownership of gas and electricity...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-Ministers-Agree-on-Energy-Grid-Deal_12395.html
May 20, 2008
Republican Senators have asked EPA to repeal rules that require a five-fold increase in ethanol production during the next 15 years. Rising food prices prompted 24 lawmakers to ask EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Asked-to-Repeal-Ethanol-Requirements_12004.html
May 20, 2008
EPA Region 5 administrator Mary Gade has resigned under pressure from internal agency disputes involving oversight of Dow Chemical’s remediation plan for dioxin contamination...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Region-5-Chief-Resigns-Cites-Dispute-Over-Dow-Dioxin-Cleanup_12005.html
May 20, 2008
Senate Republicans have introduced an industry-backed bill that would expand U.S. natural gas production offshore and in Alaska, a proposal the lawmakers say is necessary to stem...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Senate-Bill-Would-Expand-U-S-Natural-Gas-Supply_12006.html
April 28, 2008
The National Academy of Scientists (NAS; Washington) has released a report saying that short-term exposure to ozone air pollution can cause premature death. Short-term exposure to high...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/U-S-Government-Report-Links-Smog-to-Premature-Death_11633.html
April 28, 2008
A review of SEC filings shows that companies are doing a poor job of telling shareholders about market risks posed by certain products or ingredients, according to the Investor...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Investor-Group-Calls-for-More-Financial-Disclosure-of-Market-Risks_11634.html
April 28, 2008
Legal arguments in an appeal seeking to overturn a public nuisance verdict against three former makers of lead-based paint will be broadcast on the Web, the Associated Press reported...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Arguments-in-Lead-Paint-Case-to-be-Aired-on-the-Web_11635.html
April 28, 2008
Energy issues were among the key topics raised by executives at the European chlor-alkali industry group Euro Chlor’s Seventh International Chlorine Technology Conference and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Energy-Issues-Raise-Concerns_11636.html
April 16, 2008
The National Toxicology Program’s (NTP; Research Triangle Park, NC) new report on bisphenol a (BPA) takes a harder line on possible health problems stemming from exposure to low...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/U-S-Officials-Modify-Assessment-of-BPAs-Low-Dose-Effects_11400.html
April 11, 2008
Environmental group Oceana (Washington) has released a report that identifies five chlorine production facilities as the largest single mercury polluters in their respective states...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Report-Details-Cost-of-Converting-Chlor-Alkali-Plants-to-Mercury-Free-Processes_7050.html
April 7, 2008
The European Court of Justice (ECJ; Brussels) has ruled that a 2005 European Union (EU) decision to exempt flame retardant deca-brominated diphenyl ether (deca-BDE) from a hazardous...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-High-Court-Bans-Deca-BDE-Starting-in-July_11261.html
April 7, 2008
States and environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against EPA to force the agency to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that ordered EPA to examine whether regulations to reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Sued-Over-Noncompliance-with-GHG-Emissions-Ruling_11262.html
April 7, 2008
The European Crop Protection Association (ECPA; Brussels) says it has joined with European and Ukranian officials to combat counterfeit pesticides in the Ukraine, in which there has...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECPA-Fights-Influx-of-Fake-Pesticides-into-Ukraine_11263.html
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