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March 6, 2009
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D., VT) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R., UT) introduced patent-reform legislation last week that would overhaul the U.S. patent system...
February 27, 2009
A shipment of chemicals from the U.S. has been temporarily held in a port in the European Union (EU) as EU officials demanded evidence of pre-registration and compliance according...
February 20, 2009
Representative Frank Pallone (D., NJ) has introduced a bill that would rescind EPA’s 2006 changes to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and reinstate the original reporting...
February 20, 2009
The Government Accounting Office (GAO; Washington) has identified EPA’s chemical management program as a high-risk area of federal government in need of significant changes...
February 20, 2009
The FDA will update the public about bisphenol A (BPA) at a February 24 public meeting, according to a notice published in the February 10 Federal Register. FDA has ruled that BPA is...
February 20, 2009
Congress will not take up a proposal by Senator Jim DeMint (R., SC) that would have altered a controversial product safety law. Lawmakers have stripped DeMint’s amendment, which...
February 11, 2009
A U.S. version of the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program is now a real possibility, according to Tucker Helmes, senior...
February 5, 2009
The Four Democrats have asked President Obama to seek the resignation of Nancy Nord, the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), saying she “grossly...
January 26, 2009
Germany has proposed regulations that would limit the import of biofuels from the U.S., local press reports say. The German proposal would bar the import of biofuels made from soybean...
January 26, 2009
The European Union (EU) has failed to reach an agreement on Bayer CropScience’s request for approval of its T25 genetically modified (GM) canola seeds, which is altered to resist...
January 26, 2009
The European Parliament and European Council have approved a ban on dichloromethane (DCM) from paint strippers intended for consumer use and have strengthened the restrictions on...
January 23, 2009
Washington state lawmakers have proposed a ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in products intended for children under the age of three. The bans, proposed by House Representative Mary Lou...
January 23, 2009
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) for diacetyl, the chemical used in popcorn flavoring that has...
December 19, 2008
EPA has finalized a rule that will exclude certain wastes from federal regulatory requirements governing the storage, transportation, and burning of hazardous waste. The changes to the...
December 19, 2008
California regulators have approved the state’s plan for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) to 1990 levels by 2020, a program some lawmakers say should be used by president-elect...
December 19, 2008
Pesticide manufacturers are urging Canada’s Ontario province to drop plans that would prohibit the sale and use of certain pesticides used for cosmetic or non-essential purposes...
December 12, 2008
The Bush administration stands little chance of finalizing an industry-backed proposal aimed at overhauling OSHA’s risk assessment process before the next administration takes...
December 12, 2008
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued its analysis of current cap-and-trade programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. Lawmakers had asked GAO to...
December 12, 2008
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Public Citizen have sued the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC; Washington) to reverse a federal decision allowing toys containing...
December 1, 2008
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it “cannot predict the response time during the final hours of the pre-registration period” today due to unprecedented...
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