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March 10, 2008
The Small Business Administration (SBA: Washington), a U.S. government agency that provides support to small firms, has outlined 10 federal regulations that it will work to change this...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Small-Business-Group-Supports-Two-Industry-Rule-Change-Goals_10786.html
March 10, 2008
EPA officials have granted a request ACC made last year seeking removal of a scientist from an agency advisory panel, according to documents posted on the Environmental Working...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ACC-Criticism-Leads-to-Toxicologists-Removal-from-EPA-Panel_10787.html
March 3, 2008
EPA, FDA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture say that Dow AgroSciences inadvertent release of an unregistered genetically modified (GM) pesticide product poses no public health...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Dow-Detects-Unregistered-GM-Strain_10643.html
March 3, 2008
EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data for 2006, the most recent year available, shows an overall toxic emission decline of 2% from 2005 levels, the agency says. Nationwide...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/TRI-Data-Shows-Slight-Emission-Decline-Nationwide_10659.html
March 3, 2008
U.S. shippers testified last week at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on efforts to pass the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007. The bill would remove rail carriers’...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/House-Panel-Takes-Up-Rail-Act_10660.html
March 3, 2008
The Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ; Trenton) says it has filed a petition to join a case before the state’s public utility board that seeks to recover fees charged to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/NJ-Firms-Join-Suit-Against-Utility_10661.html
February 25, 2008
Toys “R” Us (Wayne, NJ) has announced that all children’s products sold by the chain by year-end “must be produced without the addition of phthalates that have...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Retailers-Respond-to-Push-for-Safer-Toys_10537.html
February 19, 2008
Use of lotions, powders, and shampoos on infants may be responsible for “widespread and variable” phthalates exposure, according to a study published earlier this month in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Study-Links-Phthalates-and-Infant-Care-Products_10405.html
February 19, 2008
The Bush administration has expressed concern over a bill pending in Congress that would overhaul U.S. patent laws. One of the biggest concerns relates to how damages would be awarded...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Bush-Administration-Pushes-for-Changes-to-Patent-Bill_10407.html
February 19, 2008
Industry attorneys say one of their top priorities this year is to convince state courts to overturn or dismiss cases in which plaintiffs use public nuisance laws to sue former makers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Public-Nuisance-Cases-May-Redefine-Tort-Law_10408.html
February 4, 2008
Researchers at the two California universities say spotty regulatory oversight of toxic chemicals cost the state $2.6 billion in direct and indirect costs in 2004. The state’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/California-Tallies-the-Health-Cost-of-Chemical-Exposure_10149.html
February 4, 2008
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC; Cincinnati) have found that “drastically higher” levels of bisphenol A (BPA) were released from polycarbonate (PC) bottles...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Study-Finds-Hot-Liquids-Increase-BPA-Release_10195.html
February 4, 2008
EPA launched a program last week for voluntary reporting of engineered nanomaterials. The Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP) requests that firms submit information to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Releases-Nanomaterials-Reporting-Guidelines_10196.html
January 18, 2008
A spending bill passed by Congress late last month contains a mandate for EPA to coordinate with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington) in developing a federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Congress-Mandates-EPA-Work-with-NAS-on-Nanotechnology-Research_9917.html
January 18, 2008
Several Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have asked federal worker safety authorities to examine potential dangers posed by cooking oils and sprays that contain diacetyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Lawmakers-Push-for-Expanded-Inquiry-into-Butter-Flavoring_9918.html
January 18, 2008
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that awarded Monsanto $375,000 from a Mississippi farmer who the company sued for planting Roundup Ready soybean seeds saved from...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Monsanto-Roundup-Claim-Upheld_9919.html
January 18, 2008
Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit on behalf of local residents against Shell’s Deer Park, TX refining and petrochemical complex, alleging that state air regulators...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Citizens-Sue-Shells-Deer-Park-Site_9920.html
December 28, 2007
President Bush yesterday signed into law a funding package that includes a provision that upholds states’ right to enact chemical plant security laws that are stricter than the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Provision-Protecting-State-Chemical-Security-Rules-Becomes-Law_9561.html
December 14, 2007
Dow Chemical is disputing EPA claims regarding the company’s progress on a dioxin cleanup project at its Midland, MI facility. EPA’s criticism of Dow was detailed in an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Report-Details-EPA-Criticism-of-Dows-Dioxin-Cleanup_9431.html
December 14, 2007
The toxicology program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD) says it will not conduct additional health effects testing on diethyl phthalate (DEP). NIH’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/NIH-Discontinues-Phthalate-Review_9432.html
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