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November 5, 2013
The European Commission has adopted a proposal that requires European member states to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Such plastic bags are often used only once...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Commission-proposes-reduction-in-use-of-plastic-bags_56443.html
October 21, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested proposals for testing of three substances, C20–C24 alpha-olefins, benzotriazole, and lithium iron phosphate. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-three-additional-substances_56063.html
October 17, 2013
EPA says that firms participating in a voluntary initiative launched in 2006 for the phaseout of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are on track to meet a 95% reduction goal in PFOA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Firms-on-Track-for-2010-PFOA-Phaseout_10406.html
October 17, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has issued a call for evidence to identify uses of bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (deca-BDE) where substitution may be challenging or require...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-substituting-deca-BDE_55967.html
October 16, 2013
The appeal board of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has upheld an ECHA decision requiring information on sub-chronic toxicity, and developmental toxicity in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHAs-appeal-board-upholds-decision-against-Lanxess_55966.html
October 14, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for two substances—2,4,6,8,10-pentamethylcyclopentasiloxane and the reaction mass of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-two-substances_55910.html
October 11, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on fluopyram, which is proposed for use as a fungicide in agriculture, horticulture, and viticulture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-fluopyram_55893.html
October 4, 2013
There is “intolerable pressure on the chlorine industry now,” said Alistair Steel, executive director at industry association Euro Chlor, in comments to Euro Chlor’s annual general meeting, held recently in Brussels. About 130 participants attended the meeting. “It is not [the European Union Emissions Trading System]....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Euro-Chlor-meeting-highlights-intolerable-energy-pressure_55634.html
September 27, 2013
The European Commission has officially asked Germany to adapt its law on chemicals by changing how it governs the sale of products containing methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-Commission-requests-Germany-to-comply-with-rules-on-products-containing-MDI_55474.html
September 25, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for glutaraldehyde. The substance is used as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-invites-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-glutaraldehyde_55416.html
September 20, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals for three substances: bismuth trinitrate, the 2-oxiranylmethyl ester of (branched) nonanoic acid, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-three-substances_55336.html
September 18, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has launched a public consultation on proposals for the restriction of nonylphenols (NPs) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in textile...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-launches-public-consultation-on-restriction-of-nonylphenols-and-nonylphenol-ethoxylates-in-textile-articles_55227.html
September 18, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). The substance is used mainly as a solvent, as a cleaning agent, and in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-N-methylpyrrolidone_55232.html
September 16, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals for allylamine. The hazard end point for which vertebrate testing has been proposed is genetic toxicity...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-allylamine_55173.html
September 9, 2013
Australia's prime minister-elect, Tony Abbott, has reaffirmed plans to repeal Australia's carbon tax legislation, following the victory of his Liberal-National coalition in federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Australian-PM-elect-reaffirms-plans-to-repeal-the-countrys-carbon-tax_55039.html
September 9, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for additional information on seven substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances are cadmium sulfide, trixylyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-calls-for-information-on-seven-substances-of-very-high-concern_55010.html
September 9, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on two new proposals for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). The chemicals concerned are flumioxazin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-invites-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-comments-on-flumioxazin-and-propylene-oxide_55030.html
September 5, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that two-thirds of companies inspected as part of its enforcement forum do not comply with one or more of the provisions of EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Two-thirds-of-companies-inspected-fail-to-comply-with-Reach-CLP-requirements_54896.html
August 30, 2013
The new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), which was adopted on 22 May 2012, will come into operation in Europe from 1 September, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Simplified-regulation-for-biocides-in-Europe-from-September_54842.html
August 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for N-methyl pyrrolidone. The substance is used as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECHA-invites-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-N-methyl-pyrrolidone_54762.html
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