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Two-thirds of companies inspected fail to comply with Reach, CLP requirements

5:42 AM MDT | September 5, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

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 chemicals legislation. The agency initiated a second enforcement project focused...


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Producers, EPA agree on environmental monitoring for siloxane D4

Five members of the Silicones Environmental, Health, and Safety Center (SEHSC) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the US EPA have agreed on the environmental monitoring of the siloxane D4, an intermediate in the production of silicone polymers, says ACC. The program will support EPA’s assessment of the environmental risk associated with D4, also known as octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane....

GAO report highlights lack of data on US environmental reviews

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a study finding that a lack of consistent government-wide data on the number and type of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses makes it difficult to determine the costs and benefits...

EU goes ahead with tariff cuts on imports from Ukraine

The European Union's foreign affairs council has adopted the European Commision's previously announced proposal to cut or eliminate temporarily EU tariffs on imports from Ukraine. The adoption follows the European Parliament's support for the measures...

IC Potash receives BLM approval of New Mexico potash project

IC Potash (ICP; Toronto) announced today that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has authorized ICP to construct and operated a sulphate of potash project, called Ochoa, at Lea County, NM.  “We are pleased with the favorable [decision] from the...

ACC, CI sue to stop railroad from imposing new shipping restrictions

The Chlorine Institute and ACC have asked the US District Court for the District of Minnesota to prevent Canadian Pacific Railway from imposing a restrictive new requirement on shippers of chlorine and other toxic inhalation hazard materials. The Fertilizer Institute has joined the complaint....

Agbiotech firm BioConsortia raises $15 million in funding

BioConsortia (Davis, CA), an agricultural biotechnology company that discovers and develops microbial consortia for crop improvement, has raised $15 million in its Series B funding round.  Khosla Ventures (Menlo Park, CA), an existing BioConsortia...

ACS 2014: Energy issues, new substrates, key drivers for coatings R&D

Research and development (R&D) in the paints and coatings industry is being driven by a variety of issues, chief among energy efficiency and the development of new substrates in some coatings end markets, say attendees and exhibitors at the American...

ACC releases updated roadmap for auto plastics and composites

The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) plastics division today released an updated roadmap for the development of plastics and composites that will help automakers increase fuel efficiency by reducing vehicle weight....

ECHA requests testing proposals for 21 substances

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of 30 testing proposals for 21 substances, including nitromethane; 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene; trichloro(propyl)silane; and several fatty acid derivatives and salts. The hazard endpoints for...

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