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Germany's financial regulator to investigate insider dealing in Linde shares

January 13, 2017 | Michael Ravenscroft

Germany’s federal financial supervisory authority, Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin), says it has begun formally investigating suspected insider trading in Linde shares in the run upto the announcement of talks being held...

Endocrine disruptors: EFSA asks stakeholders to join consultation group

January 13, 2017 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it is seeking representatives from stakeholder organizations to support developing its guidance document on identifying endocrine disruptors in pesticides and biocides. The document is being drafted...

ACC welcomes EPA's Inventory Reset proposal

January 13, 2017 | Rebecca Coons

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a draft rule for how it will designate chemical substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory as either active or inactive in US commerce. The rule, commonly known as...

European court dismisses appeal against feed phosphate cartel fine

January 13, 2017 | Ian Young

The European Union's Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal by Timab Industries (Dinard, France) against a decision by the European Union's General Court to uphold the European Commission fining Timab for participating in a price-fixing cartel for animal...

EPA settles waste management violations with Innophos

January 12, 2017 | Jing Chen

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that Innophos has agreed to stop sending hazardous waste from the company’s facility in Geismar, Louisiana, to an adjacent facility. Innophos will also pay a $1,398,000 civil penalty. Innophos, which...

EPA proposes ban on trichloroethylene in vapor degreasing

January 11, 2017 | Rebecca Coons

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday it is proposing a ban on the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) in vapor degreasing. The measure is EPA's second proposed ban since its authority to regulate chemicals already in commerce was expanded...

ECHA to examine ethylenediamine as an SVHC

January 11, 2017 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki, Finland) says it plans to submit a dossier on the identification of ethylenediamine as a substance of very high concern (SVHC). The scope of the dossier is that ethylenediamine is a respiratory sensitizer. The...

ACC welcomes passage of REINS Act, Midnight Rules Relief Act

January 10, 2017 | Jing Chen

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) on Tuesday applauded the US House of Representatives for passing the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act and the Midnight Rules Relief Act last week, which the agency says “will improve the...

Europe to set work exposure limits for seven more "cancer-causing chemicals," including epichlorohydrin, ethylene dichloride

January 10, 2017 | Ian Young

The list adds to 13 carcinogens identified in May 2016....

Ineos submits environmental screening report for potential new shale exploration site in UK

January 10, 2017 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Ineos Shale, an operating division of Ineos's upstream business, says it has identified a potential exploration drilling site near to the village of Marsh Lane in the county of Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The company has submitted an environmental screening...

Outcome of Dow-DuPont review "open": Report

January 9, 2017 | Rebecca Coons

The proposed merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont faces an "open" outcome given the current level of concentration in the agricultural chemicals industry, European Union competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager told Bloomberg in a televised...

PTTGC's Ohio cracker project gets water discharge permits, quality certification

January 9, 2017 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final two wastewater discharge permits and one 401 water quality certification (WQC) for PTT Global Chemical's (PTTGC; Bangkok, Thailand) proposed ethane cracker and petrochemical complex at Dilles...

Deadline approaches for submissions to UK parliament inquiry on transposing REACH into UK law

January 9, 2017 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The Environmental Audit Committee, part of the UK parliament, has launched a second inquiry into the future of environmental law and policy in the United Kingdom following the country's vote to leave the European Union. The inquiry focuses on the future of...

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