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November 20, 2007
A coalition of environmental groups is urging the federal government to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) after a biomonitoring project conducted earlier this year found...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Environmental-Groups-Urge-Changes-to-TSCA_8984.html
November 20, 2007
The Senate Commerce Committee recently passed legislation that would increase funding for the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC; Washington), and increase safety rules...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Senate-Advances-Bill-to-Boost-Product-Safety-Oversight_8985.html
November 9, 2007
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee is considering shifting all or some of the biofuel provisions of its stalled energy bill to the 2007 farm bill, in case the energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Senate-May-Shift-Portions-of-Energy-Bill-to-Farm-Legislation_8832.html
November 9, 2007
Target (Minneapolis) says it will reduce use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and phthalates in certain products sold under its brand name during 2008. The retailer did not cite a reason...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Target-Stores-to-Reduce-PVC-and-PFOA-Use_8833.html
November 9, 2007
Jurors in Louisiana have awarded $3.3 million in compensatory damages to six Nicaraguan plantation workers who sued Dole Fresh Fruit and Dow Chemical seeking compensation for alleged...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Jury-Awards-$3-3-Million-in-Nicaraguan-DBCP-Suit_8834.html
November 7, 2007
Up to 50% of chemical companies “are not fully prepared” for the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Up-to-50-percent-of-Companies-Unprepared-for-Reach_8748.html
October 30, 2007
Congress is debating more than a dozen bills that would cap or restrict greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but some of the bills are based on overly optimistic assumptions from the U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Researchers-Say-Climate-Bills-Underestimate-Costs_8582.html
October 30, 2007
Chemical industry groups are disputing a recent Greenpeace report detailing tests done to identify hazardous chemicals in Apple’s iPhone. The groups say that none of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Flame-Retardant-Industry-Disputes-Greenpeaces-iPhone-Report_8583.html
October 30, 2007
The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP; Washington), a coalition of companies and environmental organizations that has called on the federal government to enact laws to help reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/USCAP-Supports-New-Climate-Change-Bill_8584.html
October 22, 2007
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R.) has signed legislation that will ban phthalates in toys and other products designed for children under the age of three, beginning in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/California-Governor-Signs-Phthalates-Ban_8416.html
October 22, 2007
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have told Socma members that the DHS’ plant security rule will require compliance for specific quantities of certain chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/DHS-List-to-Dispense-of-Any-Quantity-Threshold-Amount_8417.html
October 22, 2007
New product tests on several brand-name, U.S.-manufactured lipsticks show that more than half contain high levels of lead, says the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC; San Francisco), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Lead-Found-in-Some-Lipsticks_8418.html
October 15, 2007
Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a white paper recommending that the U.S. take up a mandatory cap-and-trade program for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/House-Panel-Releases-Plan-for-Capping-CO2-Emissions_8314.html
October 15, 2007
EPA has approved methyl iodide, a methyl bromide alternative, for one year “under highly restrictive provisions governing its use,” the agency says. The pesticide is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Approves-Controversial-Methyl-Bromide-Alternative-with-Strict-Controls-on-Use_8316.html
October 15, 2007
Dow AgroSciences says it has received EPA approval for two insect-control products that use spinetoram, a recently developed active ingredient for controlling pests that are common in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Approves-Dows-Spinetoram_8317.html
October 15, 2007
The Department of Homeland Security has hired consulting firm ICF International (Fairfax, VA) as a contractor to help implement DHS’ chemical facility security rules. ICF says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/DHS-Hires-ICF-for-Plant-Security_8318.html
October 3, 2007
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) says its testing of 14 popular air fresheners shows that more than 80% contain phthalates, and it has asked EPA and the federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Phthalates-Report-Prompts-Federal-Scrutiny-of-Air-Fresheners_8127.html
October 3, 2007
More than 180 nations have agreed to speed up the phaseout of hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by amending certain provisions in the 1987 Montreal Protocol treaty on ozone depleting, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Nations-Agree-to-Accelerate-HCFC-Phaseout_8128.html
October 3, 2007
The FDA says Procter & Gamble (P&G) violated the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by claiming its triclosan-based hand sanitizer, sold under the name Early Defense, can...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/FDA-Cites-P-and-G-for-Improper-Triclosan-Claims_8129.html
October 2, 2007
ACC says its members have posted new performance metrics on its Responsible Care Web site, www.responsiblecare-us.com, including energy efficiency data and sector-wide greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ACC-Adds-Global-Warming-and-Energy-Metrics-to-Web-Site_5548.html
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