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September 12, 2008
Congress may vote as early as this week on energy legislation that would expand drilling in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), industry representatives say. ACC says it supports a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Congress-Takes-Up-Bills-to-Expand-Domestic-Energy-Supply_14211.html
September 12, 2008
Comprehensive new pesticide residue restrictions entered into force in the European Union (EU) earlier this month, an effort officials say will harmonize regulations in the 27 EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-Sets-Revised-Pesticide-Residue-Limits_14212.html
September 12, 2008
A Florida appeals court has revived a 14-year-old Benlate lawsuit, one of the last in a long series of cases involving DuPont’s controversial herbicide. The Florida Court of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Appeals-Court-Revives-Florida-Benlate-Lawsuit_14213.html
September 12, 2008
The market for nanomaterials, or particles that are a thousand millionths of a meter­, has risen from a few hundred million dollars several years ago to billions of dollars...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Regulators-Set-to-Weigh-In-on-Nanotech-Safety_14214.html
September 8, 2008
The General Accounting Office (GAO; Washington) says that EPA’s inspector general (IG) should have permanent oversight of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/GAO-Report-Recommends-EPA-Oversight-of-Safety-Board_14069.html
September 8, 2008
Canadian officials have listed four chemicals as toxic to humans under a government plan that requires officials to evaluate the safety of up to 30 “high priority”...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Canada-Lists-Four-More-Chemicals-to-be-Subject-to-Bans-or-Restrictions_14070.html
September 8, 2008
Texas Attorney General (AG) Greg Abbott (R.) says LyondellBasell subsidiaries Equistar Chemicals and Millennium Petrochemicals have agreed to split a $6.5 million fine to resolve an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Texas-Fines-LyondellBasell-$6-5-Million-for-Air-Violations_14071.html
August 22, 2008
A federal court has thrown out an EPA rule that forbids states from strengthening certain emission-monitoring requirements that fail to assure that facilities comply with the Clean Air...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Court-Upholds-States-Right-to-Strengthen-Air-Monitoring_13802.html
August 22, 2008
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) has sued EPA to obtain scientific studies that were part of the agency’s 2003 conditional approval of Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/NRDC-Sues-EPA-to-Obtain-Data-on-Bayer-CropScience-Insecticide_13803.html
August 22, 2008
EPA has designated butylated triphenyl phosphate (BTP) as a medium-priority chemical under its high-production volume (HPV) testing program, which assesses the potential hazards that a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Designates-Risk-Ranking-for-26-HPV-Chemicals_13804.html
August 18, 2008
Lawmakers have asked Bush Administration officials to withdraw a proposed workplace exposure rule that they say the Labor Department is trying to secretly push through in the final...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Lawmakers-Seek-Withdrawal-of-Workplace-Exposure-Rule_13663.html
August 18, 2008
The European Commission has proposed revisions to the EU’s regulations for restricting ozone-depleting substances. The revisions would align the EU’s regulations with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-Proposes-New-Controls-on-Ozone-Depleting-Substances_13664.html
August 18, 2008
EPA has proposed an interim policy that offers reduced penalties to companies that have recently acquired regulated facilities, providing that the new owners conduct audits and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Offers-Reduced-Fines-for-Newly-Acquired-Plants_13665.html
August 15, 2008
President Bush has signed into law legislation that will ban  six phthalates in products intended for children under the age of 12. The phthalate restrictions are part of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/President-Bush-Signs-Bill-Banning-Phthalates_13671.html
August 11, 2008
Cefic sector group the Hydrocarbon Solvents Producers Association (HSPA; Brussels) says it has created a consortium of manufacturers to share the burden of the Registration...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Reach-Consortium-Emerges-for-Hydrocarbon-Solvents_13525.html
August 4, 2008
EPA says it will no longer allow food sold in the U.S. to contain insecticide carbofuran residue, despite objections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and producer FMC. EPA says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Bans-Carbofuran-Residues-Sued-Over-Endosulfan_13433.html
August 4, 2008
BASF says it has filed a lawsuit against the European Commission for “unjustifiably delaying” BASF’s application to cultivate its genetically modified (GM) potato in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/BASF-Takes-Europe-to-Court-Over-GM-Potato_13434.html
August 4, 2008
The European Court of Justice rejected an appeal by pesticides manufacturer Makhteshim-Agan (Airport City, Israel) to overturn a 2006 European Union (EU) ban on the use of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Europe-Rejects-Appeal-for-Use-of-Azinphos-methyl-Pesticide_13435.html
July 29, 2008
Pesticide industry group CropLife America says it has filed a petition with EPA requesting “further examination and explanation” of EPA’s risk assessment for testing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Pesticide-Makers-Challenge-EPAs-Approach-to-Endocrine-Screening_13283.html
July 29, 2008
Senators John Kerry (D., MA) and Olympia Snowe (D., ME) have introduced legislation that would address concerns associated with the federal government’s National Nanotechnology...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Senate-Takes-Up-Nanotech-R-and-D-Bill_13284.html
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