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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
July 29, 2008
BASF has joined the Pew Center on Global Climate Change (Arlington, VA), a non-profit organization that supports a cap-and-trade program for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/BASF-Joins-Pew-Center-on-Climate-Change_13285.html
July 21, 2008
Canada’s environmental protection agency Environment Canada (Toronto) has issued regulations banning the manufacture of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Canadian-Restrictions-Ban-Deca-BDE-Production_13138.html
July 21, 2008
Researchers at the University of California (Irvine) have published a report on nitrogen trifluoride’s (NF3) effect on global warming, arguing that NF3 should be included in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Report-NF3-is-the-GHG-Missing-from-Kyoto_13139.html
July 21, 2008
EPA has issued new safety requirements for five pesticides, in an effort to reduce human exposure to soil fumigants. The requirements call for growers using methyl bromide...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Strengthens-Restrictions-on-Five-Common-Pesticides_13140.html
June 30, 2008
The European Union (EU) Council of Ministers has approved new rules for regulating crop protection products, which could eliminate dozens of pesticides from the European market...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-Ministers-Approve-New-Pesticide-Restrictions_12762.html
June 30, 2008
Canadian officials have listed additional chemicals that regulators will consider “high priority” for action under Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan. The most recent...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Canada-Moves-to-Limit-Some-Organosilicones_12763.html
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
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