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August 9, 2007
California lawmakers are considering a bill that would restrict the use of phthalates in some children’s products, and another that would ban popcorn flavoring agent diacetyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/California-Considers-Laws-Restricting-Phthalates-and-Diacetyl_6393.html
August 8, 2007
A key concern with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final chemical plant security rule is the list of chemicals and respective thresholdsthat will trigger compliance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/DHSs-Plant-Security-Rule-Generates-Long-List-of-Questions_6359.html
August 7, 2007
DOE says it will invest up to $375 million to fund three bioenergy research centers for the first five years of operation. The three research centers are: DOE BioEnergy Science Center...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/DOE-Funds-Bioenergy-Research-Centers_6883.html
August 7, 2007
New Jersey governor Jon Corzine (D.) has signed into law the U.S.’s most ambitious state greenhouse gas-reduction law, which mandates a 16% reduction from 2006 levels by 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/New-Jersey-Enacts-Nations-Strictest-Emission-Reduction-Law_6882.html
August 7, 2007
The first of several personal injury lawsuits filed by Central American banana workers against companies including Amvac, Dow Chemical, and Dole Fresh Fruit is poised to go to trial in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Central-American-Workers-Sue-Dow-and-Amvac-in-California_6881.html
August 7, 2007
The European Union (EU) has cleared the way for one of the region’s first approvals of a genetically modified (GM) food since 1998. BASF’s application for EU cultivation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-Set-to-Approve-GM-Potato_6970.html
August 7, 2007
The European Court of First Instance (Luxembourg) has ruled that the herbicide paraquat should never have been approved for use in the European Union (EU). The decision by the court...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EU-Court-Rules-Paraquat-Herbicide-Approval-Was-Flawed_6969.html
August 7, 2007
The U.S. Business Roundtable (Washington), a multi-industry group of more than 160 firms including DuPont and ExxonMobil, has recommended that companies “take action” and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Business-Roundtable-Urges-Firms-to-Take-Action-on-Climate-Policy_6968.html
August 7, 2007
The Environmental Working Group (EWG; Washington) has raised concerns about changes to the National Institute for Environmental Health Services’ (NIEHS; Research Triangle Park...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/New-Concerns-Raised-Over-Government-BPA-Review_6775.html
August 7, 2007
Lawmakers in the Massachusetts House and Senate are considering bills that would phase out the manufacture, use, or sale of 10 substances, unless manufacturers can prove there are no...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Massachusetts-Lawmakers-Consider-Phaseouts-of-10-Substances_6776.html
August 7, 2007
A Milwaukee jury rejected the city’s bid to recover roughly $53 million from former lead-based paintmaker NL Industries (Dallas, TX) for health and cleanup costs associated with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Paintmaker-Wins-Milwaukee-Lead-Based-Paint-Case_6777.html
August 6, 2007
Representative John Dingell (D., MI) says he has reached an agreement with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., CA) on her proposal to create a new climate change committee. Pelosi’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Dingell-Pelosi-Agree-on-Panel_5708.html
August 6, 2007
An Environmental Integrity Project (EIP; Washington) report listing the ten worst polluters in terms of carcinogenic air pollution says that nine refineries account for more than a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/NPRA-Refinery-Report-Flawed_5707.html
August 6, 2007
Representative Henry Waxman (D., CA) has asked the National Academy of Sciences (NAS: Washington) to convene an expert panel to examine the effect that certain biofuel and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Waxman-Asks-NAS-to-Examine-Biofuels-and-Coal-to-Liquid-Technologies_5706.html
August 6, 2007
Socma says EPA should retain the National Pollution Prevention Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC), saying the resignation of several panel members should not force closure of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Socma-Asks-EPA-to-Retain-Toxics-Advisory-Panel_5705.html
August 6, 2007
A U.S. district court judge has approved a class-action settlement between Hexion Specialty Chemicals and residents who live near the company’s phenolic resins plant in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Hexion-Residents-Finalize-Class-Action-Settlement_6543.html
August 6, 2007
Former National Association of Manufacturers (NAM; Washington) executive Michael Baroody has withdrawn as nominee to head the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC; Washington)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Baroody-Ends-Bid-to-Head-Safety-Commission_6542.html
August 6, 2007
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA; Washington) says it has reached a settlement with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM; Washington) and the Specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/OSHA-Settles-Industry-Hexavalent-Chromium-Lawsuit_6541.html
August 6, 2007
The U.S. will “help lead the way on the development of a new framework on climate change for the time after the Kyoto Protocol,” which expires in 2012, says James...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Bush-Proposes-Post-KyotoClimate-Change-Framework_6526.html
August 6, 2007
The FDA is alerting domestic feed makers to be “vigilant” in controlling quality in their supply chains and to monitor for any improper additives, after discovering that a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Melamine-Found-in-U-S-Made-Animal-Feed-Ingredients_6524.html
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