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August 6, 2007
The SEC has launced a preliminary inquiry into whether two former Dow Chemical executives secretly tried to put the company in play, according to industry sources. It is not clear...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/SEC-May-Probe-Dow-Takeover-Bid_6522.html
August 6, 2007
Socma says it has formed a coalition of small- and medium-size nanotechnology firms to serve as a link between the industry and regulatory bodies. The group, to be called Nanotech SME...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Socma-Forms-Nanotech-Coalition_6520.html
August 6, 2007
An emergency funding bill to pay for troops and operations in Iraq and Afghanistan signed by President Bush last week does not include language that would clarify states’ rights...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Bill-Drops-Plant-Security-Language_6506.html
August 6, 2007
A CSX train carrying phenol and acetone derailed just north of Castleberry, AL on May 29, causing molten phenol to leak and forcing about 200 local residents and city workers to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Train-Derails-in-Alabama_6503.html
August 6, 2007
Baldacci: Expected to sign bill into law. Maine’s Senate has voted to ban the flame retardant deca-brominated diphenyl ether (deca-BDE), making it one of the first states to pass...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Maine-Legislature-Votes-to-Ban-a-Flame-Retardant_6500.html
August 6, 2007
EPA has granted Dow Chemical’s Dow Biocides the eligibility right to re-register its o-phenylphenol, which is used in the metalworking fluid market, Dow says. Separately, Dow...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Grants-Dow-Biocides-OPP-Rights_6493.html
August 1, 2007
President George Bush has nominated Jim Nussle, a former Republican lawmaker from Iowa, to succeed Rob Portman (R., OH) as director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Bush-Nominates-New-Budget-Director_6728.html
August 1, 2007
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) is urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to require that facilities install remotely operated...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/CSB-Seeks-to-Boost-Chlorine-Transfer-Safety_6727.html
August 1, 2007
DuPont and Environmental Defense (ED; Washington) released a set of tools last week to evaluate and address the environmental, health, and safety risks of nanomaterials. The framework...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/DuPont-and-ED-Release-Nano-Risk-Guide_6726.html
July 31, 2007
EPA has released its list of 73 proposed substances it plans to test for potential to disrupt the endocrine system, which is associated with some neurological and developmental health...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Releases-Candidates-for-Endocrine-Screening-List_6672.html
July 31, 2007
The Sierra Club (Washington) and several other groups have petitioned EPA to restrict use of nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). The groups say EPA should phase out some...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Sierra-Club-Asks-EPA-to-Ban-NPEs-in-Commercial-and-Household-Detergents_6581.html
July 31, 2007
House lawmakers have drafted a bill that would prevent states from enacting laws requiring greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions from automobiles. Lawmakers held a hearing on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Bill-Would-Prevent-States-from-Enacting-CO2-Regulations-for-Autos_6580.html
July 31, 2007
The California assembly has passed a bill that would ban phthalates in certain toys and child care products beginning in 2009. Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D., San Francisco) introduced the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/California-Assembly-Narrowly-Passes-Toy-Bill_6582.html
July 30, 2007
EPA has approved a request by Clorox for permission to post information about the company’s contributions to charities on certain product labels regulated under pesticide laws...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Allows-Clorox-to-Promote-its-Donations-to-Charities-on-Pesticide-Labels_5547.html
July 30, 2007
A federal judge heard oral arguments last week in a lawsuit brought by CSX against a District of Columbia (D.C.) ordinance requiring hazmat rail shipments to be rerouted around the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Oral-Arguments-Heard-in-D-C-Hazmat-Rerouting-Case_5546.html
July 30, 2007
House and Senate lawmakers took steps last week to restrict access to federal permits for offshore oil and gas drilling, drawing criticism from industry executives who say access to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Congress-Moves-to-Restrict-Access-to-Offshore-Gas-Drilling_6638.html
July 30, 2007
EPA has issued the 2007 “critical use” exemptions to the ban on methyl bromide, which will be used by strawberry and tomato growers, as well as for commodity fumigation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Methyl-Bromide-Exemptions-Issued_5354.html
July 30, 2007
EPA says it has fined Syngenta $1.5 million for accidentally selling and distributing corn seed that contained the unregistered pesticide Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt 10). “While...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Fines-Syngenta-$1-5-Million_5353.html
July 30, 2007
The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA; Washington) has petitioned EPA to end its exemption of chemical-free pesticide products from efficacy testing requirements under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Group-Asks-EPA-to-End-Exemption-for-Chemical-Free-Pesticides_5352.html
July 30, 2007
The City of Cincinnati filed a lawsuit late last year against former lead-based paint manufacturers, claiming that remediation and health problems stemming from exposure to the paint...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Cincinnati-Sues-over-Lead-Paint-New-Law-Prevents-Future-Suits_5351.html
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