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October 2, 2007
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has advanced regulations for approval of new pesticide products. The regulation revises criteria for approving pesticides and bans...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-Parliament-Panel-Passes-Rules-for-New-Pesticides_7958.html
October 2, 2007
Canada’s environment minister John Baird says the nations that signed the Montreal Protocol treaty should agree to phase out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) about 10 years...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Canada-Seeks-Accelerated-HCFC-Phaseout_7959.html
September 21, 2007
EPA has released its first set of hazard characterizations for 101 of the most commonly manufactured chemicals that summarizes testing information submitted by industry under the high...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Reviews-Safety-Data-on-101-Highest-Volume-Chemicals_7760.html
September 21, 2007
The House passed legislation last week that would overhaul the U.S. patent system to align U.S. laws with those of other countries, and change how patent infringement damages are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/House-Passes-Patent-Reform-Bill_7761.html
September 21, 2007
The House has passed the Green Chemistry Research and Development Act (HR 2850), which is similar to two previous House green chemistry bills that failed to pass the Senate during the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/House-Passes-Green-Chemistry-Bill_7762.html
September 14, 2007
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found that dairies that advertise their milk as free of synthetic growth hormones have not violated federal advertising restrictions, denying a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/FTC-Refuses-Monsantos-Request-for-Dairy-Inquiry_7635.html
September 14, 2007
Weaver Popcorn (Indianapolis) says it has switched to a popcorn flavoring that does not contain diacetyl, an ingredient that some suspect causes respiratory problems in workers at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Popcorn-Maker-Eliminates-Diacetyl-in-Flavorings-Amid-Possible-Bans_7636.html
September 14, 2007
Zeon Chemicals (Louisville, KY) has reached a $5.3 million settlement with residents living near its facility in the Rubbertown area of Louisville, according to a report by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Zeon-Proposes-$5-3-Million-Settlement-in-Kentucky-Suit_7637.html
September 7, 2007
The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program came into force on June 1, but the legislation remains incomplete with large chunks...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Reach-Comes-into-Force-but-Program-is-in-Disarray_6507.html
September 7, 2007
The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) legislation took effect June 1, with the industry still awaiting crucial guidance on how the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/An-Opportunity-to-Reach-Out_6496.html
September 7, 2007
The European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (Reach) legislation, which came into force on June 1, will have a major impact on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Reach-is-Likely-to-Challenge-EU-Competitiveness_6483.html
September 7, 2007
The National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD) will begin a comprehensive management review of two agencies in charge of evaluating potential adverse effects of chemicals on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/NIH-Launches-Management-Review-of-Toxicology-Program_7452.html
September 7, 2007
Bayer CropScience says its new pyrasulfotole-based cereal herbicide has been granted regulatory approval from EPA. The company says the herbicide, sold under the brand name Huskie...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Okays-Bayer-Herbicide_7453.html
August 27, 2007
Environmental Defense (ED; New York) gives EPA and industry poor marks for complying with obligations made under the voluntary high production volume (HPV) program. Final submissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ED-Industrys-HPV-Efforts-Fall-Short-of-Program-Goals_7130.html
August 27, 2007
EPA has determined the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and two other closely related chemicals do not merit the agency’s special review. “Because the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Rules-24-D-Needs-No-Further-Review_7131.html
August 27, 2007
New data indicating possible adverse health effects from low doses of bisphenol a (BPA) have recently been posted online in three separate papers by the journal Reproductive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Research-Points-to-New-Data-on-BPA-Health-Effects_7132.html
August 21, 2007
EPA’s National Center for Computational Toxicology has published a list of 340 chemicals that it will evaluate using high throughput screening bioassays, or hundreds of rapid...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Lists-340-Chemicals-for-New-Toxicity-Testing-Program_7051.html
August 21, 2007
An explosion at Synthron’s Morganton, NC specialty chemical plant last year that killed one worker and injured several others was the result of “inadequate management of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/CSB-Inadequate-Management-Led-to-Synthron-Blast_7049.html
August 9, 2007
The National Association of Clean Air Agencies (Nacaa; Washington), formerly Stappa/Alapco, issued a report on global warming policy last week, citing the recent United Nations...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Air-Regulators-Issue-Global-Warming-Policy_6395.html
August 9, 2007
The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington) told lawmakers last week that increased requirements for renewable fuels, including ethanol blends, could...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/NPRA-Cautions-Lawmakers-on-Renewable-Fuel-Mandates_6394.html
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