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December 19, 2008
California regulators have approved the state’s plan for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) to 1990 levels by 2020, a program some lawmakers say should be used by president-elect...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/California-Regulators-Approve-Climate-Plan_16047.html
December 19, 2008
Pesticide manufacturers are urging Canada’s Ontario province to drop plans that would prohibit the sale and use of certain pesticides used for cosmetic or non-essential purposes...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Pesticide-Makers-Urge-Canada-to-Drop-Plans-for-Product-Ban_16048.html
December 12, 2008
The Bush administration stands little chance of finalizing an industry-backed proposal aimed at overhauling OSHA’s risk assessment process before the next administration takes...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Bush-Officials-Stand-Little-Chance-of-Finalizing-OSHA-Rule-Change_15905.html
December 12, 2008
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued its analysis of current cap-and-trade programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. Lawmakers had asked GAO to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/GAO-Details-Lessons-Learned-from-the-EU-Trading-Program-and-the-Kyoto-Protocol_15906.html
December 12, 2008
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Public Citizen have sued the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC; Washington) to reverse a federal decision allowing toys containing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Groups-Sue-CPSC-to-Reverse-Toy-Ban-Decision_15907.html
December 1, 2008
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it “cannot predict the response time during the final hours of the pre-registration period” today due to unprecedented...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/REACH-PRE-REGISTRATION-ENDS-TODAY-ECHA-Opens-Back-up-System-as-Applications-Top-2-Million_15632.html
November 4, 2008
The European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA; Helsinki) online application system for the pre-registration phase of the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Reach-Pre-registration-Creaks-Under-Sheer-Weight-of-Applications_15148.html
October 24, 2008
A coalition of businesses and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) has developed an initiative to promote the widespread adoption of the use of safer chemicals in consumer products...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Coalition-of-Retailers-NGOs-to-Adopt-Safer-Alternatives-Policy_15007.html
October 24, 2008
The University of Massachusetts (UMass) at Lowell has released an online database that enables users to track state chemical regulations, a tool that the university researchers say is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/University-Launches-Database-for-Tracking-State-Chemical-Regulations_15008.html
October 24, 2008
President Bush has signed a rail safety bill into law that will allocate $1.6 billion for an enhanced rail safety program during the next five years. The bill mandates that positive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Bush-Signs-Rail-Safety-Bill_15009.html
October 24, 2008
The United Nations (UN) is considering adding endosulfan, tributyl tin, and chrysotile asbestos to its trade watch list. The Prior Informed Consent (PIC) list does not constitute a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/UN-May-Add-to-Trade-Watch-List_15010.html
October 24, 2008
International environmental regulators have agreed to consider adding four new substances to the 2001 Stockholm Convention, an international treaty that bans or severely restricts 12...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Additions-to-POPs-Treaty-Considered_15011.html
October 16, 2008
The governments of Italy and Poland, and of six eastern European countries, attending a summit meeting in Brussels today, called on the European Union (EU) to delay its far-reaching...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Financial-Meltdown-Threatens-EU-Climate-Change-Action_14781.html
October 10, 2008
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has listed 15 substances of very high concern (SVHC) that “may” become subject to the authorization phase of the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-Chemicals-Agency-Lists-15-Substances-of-Very-High-Concern_14709.html
October 8, 2008
ECHA has published a statement calling on Reach applicants to “reflect upon their pre-registration strategy” and not to unnecessarily pre-register chemical substances...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Tensions-Rise-Over-Reach-Pre-Registration-Numbers_14664.html
October 8, 2008
The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted to adopt the European Commission’s proposed legislation to toughen the European Union (EU) emissions trading...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-Parliament-Committee-Votes-to-Charge-Industry-for-GHG-Emission-Permits-update-1-adds-Cefic-comments_14678.html
September 26, 2008
The chemical sector expects both drawbacks and opportunities from climate change regulation but anticipates that costs will outweigh the possible advantages, according to the Carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Report-Industry-Outpaces-Other-Sectors-in-Climate-Disclosure_14479.html
September 26, 2008
The first mandatory U.S. cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from electric utilities took effect last week for 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. The program...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/First-U-S-Cap-And-Trade-Program-Takes-Effect_14480.html
September 25, 2008
The European Union’s (EU) proposal to auction off greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions permits for the next phase of the region’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2013 through...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Germany-to-Defend-Energy-Intensive-Industries-from-EU-Emissions-Trading-Costs-update_14401.html
September 19, 2008
FDA officials last week heard a panel of outside experts comment on the administration’s recent safety assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials. FDA’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/FDA-Holds-Meeting-on-BPA-Safety-Debate_14347.html
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