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October 15, 2007
Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a white paper recommending that the U.S. take up a mandatory cap-and-trade program for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/House-Panel-Releases-Plan-for-Capping-CO2-Emissions_8314.html
October 15, 2007
EPA has approved methyl iodide, a methyl bromide alternative, for one year “under highly restrictive provisions governing its use,” the agency says. The pesticide is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Approves-Controversial-Methyl-Bromide-Alternative-with-Strict-Controls-on-Use_8316.html
October 15, 2007
Dow AgroSciences says it has received EPA approval for two insect-control products that use spinetoram, a recently developed active ingredient for controlling pests that are common in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Approves-Dows-Spinetoram_8317.html
October 15, 2007
The Department of Homeland Security has hired consulting firm ICF International (Fairfax, VA) as a contractor to help implement DHS’ chemical facility security rules. ICF says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/DHS-Hires-ICF-for-Plant-Security_8318.html
October 3, 2007
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) says its testing of 14 popular air fresheners shows that more than 80% contain phthalates, and it has asked EPA and the federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Phthalates-Report-Prompts-Federal-Scrutiny-of-Air-Fresheners_8127.html
October 3, 2007
More than 180 nations have agreed to speed up the phaseout of hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by amending certain provisions in the 1987 Montreal Protocol treaty on ozone depleting, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Nations-Agree-to-Accelerate-HCFC-Phaseout_8128.html
October 3, 2007
The FDA says Procter & Gamble (P&G) violated the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by claiming its triclosan-based hand sanitizer, sold under the name Early Defense, can...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/FDA-Cites-P-and-G-for-Improper-Triclosan-Claims_8129.html
October 2, 2007
ACC says its members have posted new performance metrics on its Responsible Care Web site, www.responsiblecare-us.com, including energy efficiency data and sector-wide greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ACC-Adds-Global-Warming-and-Energy-Metrics-to-Web-Site_5548.html
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
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