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  • OPEC reaches deal to cut production

    In a surprise move, member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement last week on its first output cut since 2008. The announcement sent oil prices surging, with Brent crude having its biggest weekly rally since 2009, as traders weighed the possibility the deal may help erase the global supply glut.  Prices have declined more than 50 percent ...

  • ECHA Announces Signed Agreement for EU Observatory for Nanomaterials

    On December 7, 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the signing of a delegation agreement between ECHA and the European Commission (EC) on the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EU-ON). According to ECHA, the information sources for the EU-ON will ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - from F to T

    FRANCE France Notifies EC Of Ban On Microplastics And Cotton Buds With Plastic Stems: France has notified the EC that it will ban “rinse-off cosmetic products for exfoliation or cleaning that contain solid plastic particles” from January 1, 2018. The  ...


    By Acta Group

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - from T to Z

    UNITED KINGDOM (UK) CIA Issues Statement On Brexit: The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has issued a document entitled “ ...


    By Acta Group

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation - from E to F

    EUROPEAN UNION (EU) Fifteenth Round Of TTIP Negotiations Concluded: The  ...


    By Acta Group

  • Stantec Receives Award of Excellence for Low Level Road

    Stantec received further recognition for their Low Level Road Project after winning the Award of Excellence at the 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. Nilex was proud to supply them with the SierraScape Wire-Formed Retaining Wall System and the Sierra Slope Retention System as economical and aesthetic ...


    By Nilex

  • Food Safety Modernization Act Complaince Communication

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 and the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 require compliance criteria for ingredients (raw materials) used in food production. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is the governing body for implementation of rules. The seven foundational rules disseminated by the FDA became final in 2016 and are ...


    By Mississippi Lime

  • EPA Biotech Review Staff Prepares To Handle Engineered Microorganism TSCA Submissions

    On November 9, 2016, Inside EPA published “ New TSCA Requirements Raise Challenges To EPA Biotech Review Staff” (subscription required), outlining what EPA has done to adapt to revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requirements for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • WEBINAR -- Current Opportunities and Challenges with Chemical Substance Regulation in Mexico and Central and South America

    REGISTER TODAY The Mexican and Central and South American chemical regulatory environment is challenging to understand, with relatively little consistency, even among neighboring countries. The region is home to two major trading blocs, MERCOSUR (Mercado Común Del Sur) and the Andean ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • REACH: Six New Substances Proposed for Candidate List

    Six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) have been proposed for eventual addition onto the Candidate List for authorization. Substances with potential adverse effects on the environment and human health are labelled as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). European Union Member States or the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) can propose a substance be labelled as an SVHC. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • AERZEN is Certified by DNV-GL

    AERZEN blower and compressor packages were certified for marine applications by the DVN-GL, one of the worldwide leading classification societies for the marine industry. Product applications, materials, drawings, strength calculations and performance records of the packaged units were checked and certified to be safe for marine applications according to the rules of the DNV-GL. AERZEN blower ...

  • National Emphasis Program Targets Chemical Company

    OSHA’s National Emphasis Program triggered an August 1, 2016 inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It issued a total of eleven safety violations to Solvay Specialty Polymers LLC, a Beligum-based chemical company. The inspection which yielded these violations was conducted at a North American ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • FSMA Regulations Are Stepping Up Their Game

    It’s been about a year since Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) went into effect, but companies in the market are still terrified of the act’s ramifications. When it was enacted in June 2015, FMSA shifted the sole responsibility for securing the supply chain on the food industry, forcing companies to improve capacity to prevent food-safety problems and detect and respond to ...


    By Repete Corporation

  • UL Environment Publishes First Global Product Category Rule (PCR)

    UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced today the publication of the first global Product Category Rule (PCR) for hand dryers. Publishing this new PCR is the first step in developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), which will allow product specifiers and purchasers to evaluate environmental impacts of hand ...


    By UL LLC

  • Crane Safety Cited in Collapse At Refinery

    Crane safety again came into question again at a California refinery. On Monday, June 20th, a 300-ton crane collapsed at a Torrance, CA Exxon-Mobil refinery. The cause of the incident has been identified as human error, on the part of the crane operator. In its collapse, the crane struck nearby equipment and injured three employees. The event ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • EPA Requests Six Month Extension of Deadline for Decision on Chlorpyrifos Tolerance Revocation

    On June 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a status report in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case concerning a petition by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to revoke the tolerances and cancel the registrations for chlorpyrifos. The Court of Appeals issued an order on December 10, 2015, requiring EPA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • PHMSA Interim Final Rule HM-258D Civil Penalties Revision

    On June 29, 2016, US DOT PHMSA published an interim final rule (HM-258D) revising the maximum and minimum civil penalties for knowing violations of the hazardous materials regulations (HMR). Maximum ...

  • Chemical Watch Webinar Series `The New TSCA - What You Need to Know`

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time/11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time/16:00 British Summer Time In this second episode of the complimentary webinar series "The New TSCA -- What You Need To Know," Chemical Watch and an assembled faculty of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) experts will take a deeper dive into the profound changes that ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Reform Empowers EPA

    United States President Barack Obama has signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The Act, signed on June 22, 2016, amends the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). Under the TSCA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for regulating the production, importation, use and disposal of chemicals. Under the new TSCA regime, the EPA ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Rail Equipment Manufacturer Cited In Chemical Exposure Violation

    A Steuben County-based rail manufacturing and repair facility in Hornell, NY, Alstom Transportation Inc., was recently cited with seventeen violations totaling $105,000, following an inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Among those seventeen citations were four chemical exposure violations ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

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