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  • Seminar on New Chemical Security Regulations

    Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (HMSC), has announced that it will be presenting, along with ABS Consulting, a seminar on new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) interim final regulations establishing security regulations for high risk chemical facilities. The seminar entitled, 'Complying with Homeland Security's New Sweeping Anti-Terrorism Regulations Pertaining to Companies that Use or ...


  • DHS Chemicals of Interest List in Safetec Regulation Database

    We have updated our regulation database to include the finalized version of the Department of Homeland Security’s Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards - Chemicals of Interest list. You can now check to see if you have any chemicals on that list. Besides just loading the chemical list into our database, we also took the time to capture all of the attributes associated to each chemical. We have ...

  • Chemical regulation overhaul bill faces opposition in Senate

    A bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years is drawing opposition from some Democrats and environmental groups, who charged on Wednesday that the measure is a step backward in protecting health and the environment. The bill is proposed by Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., who call it a commonsense update to a 1976 law ...


    By Associated Press

  • Senate Panel Advances Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

    A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the bill, 15-5. Four Democrats joined all 11 committee Republicans to support the bill, which would set safety standards for tens of thousands of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Legislation proposed in West Virginia to regulate chemicals

    West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday proposed tighter regulations for chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people. Tomblin, the Democratic governor, urged passage of a chemical storage regulatory program. The bill aims to address shortcomings that allowed 7,500 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Acta to Participate in Webinar on Chemical Regulation in China

    The Acta Group, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s consulting affiliate, is participating in a webinar on chemical regulation in China with its joint venture partner Acta-PLS China on May 31, 2012. Leslie S. MacDougall, Andy Burgess, and Dr. Ya-Juin Chou, Novartis Pharma AG, will address the key elements of chemical control legislation in China, including the new chemical substance notification ...


    By Acta Group

  • House approves bill to overhaul chemical regulation

    The House on Tuesday approved a bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years. The House vote, 398-1, moves the bill to the Senate, where a similar measure awaits a floor vote after winning approval from a Senate committee. Both bills would set safety standards for tens of thousands of chemicals that now are unregulated. The bills also ...


    By Associated Press

  • Brazil Inches Forward On Industrial Chemicals Regulation Implementation

    The Acta Group (Acta®) has been closely tracking the development of Brazil’s Industrial Chemicals Regulation (Regulação de Substâncias Químicas Industriais, or Regulação), which still only exists in draft form. As discussed in our  ...


    By Acta Group

  • TSCA and the Regulation of Renewable Chemicals in Industrial Biotechnology

    The rapid commercialization of biobased chemicals has the potential to be derailed by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) premanufacture review requirements, which apply to biobased chemicals that are deemed "new" chemicals. TSCA can have a serious impact on the commercialization of bio-based chemicals and a lack of awareness of the potential commercial and regulatory impact may result in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • California regulations to improve chemical product safety

    In the wake of celebrations where millions marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, California has taken a significant step toward fulfilling the vision of a world safe from toxic harm by releasing a blueprint for safer products. The Department of Toxic Substances Controls (DTSC) outline of Regulations for Safer Products gives the public its first look at how the regulatory arm of Governor ...

  • Senate Panel Advances Bill to Overhaul Chemical Regulation

    A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the bill, 15-5. Four Democrats joined all 11 committee Republicans to support the bill, which would set safety standards for tens of thousands of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Federal agency finds lax regulation of chemicals

    A federal agency investigating a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant will tell a Senate committee Thursday that regulation of the dangerous chemicals used in the industry fall under a "patchwork" of standards that are decades old and are far weaker than rules used by other countries. The U.S Chemical Safety Board is the first federal agency to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Slides available from webinar on chemical regulation in China

    On May 31, 2012, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s consulting affiliate, The Acta Group, participated in a webinar on chemical regulation in China with its joint venture partner Acta-PLS China. Leslie S. MacDougall and Andy Burgess addressed the key elements of chemical control legislation in China, including the new chemical substance notification order, Ministry of Environmental Protection's ...


    By Acta Group

  • Chemicals risk assessment: evidence-evaluation methods analysed for nine EU regulations

    The use of two methods to systematise evidence-evaluation methods is reviewed in nine EU regulations dealing with chemicals risk assessment. The majority of frameworks were found to promote the use of ‘weight of evidence’ or ‘systematic review’-style approaches, but the study found a lack of structured, consistent and detailed guidance for these approaches. The researchers ...

  • ACC and SOCMA Announce Agenda for 2012 Global Chemical Regulations Conference

     This year's Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Expo returns to Baltimore, MD, and will take place March 5-7, 2012.  The event is an ideal venue to bring chemical industry professionals up to speed on the latest chemical management regulations, both domestic and foreign. Attendees are invited to take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to interact with experts in policy ...

  • Nearly 50 Texas companies to be impacted by EU chemical regulations

    More than 30 chemicals made or imported by companies in Texas – including Exxon Mobil, Shell, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Equistar – have been classified as dangerous by the European Union (EU). As a result, these companies will be directly affected by controls imposed under the EU's new chemicals regulation, concludes Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in a report released today, Across the Pond: ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Grant of $30,000 to help chemical facilities in Missouri comply with regulations

    EPA has awarded the Missouri State Emergency Agency (SEMA) $30,000 to assist with outreach, education and implementation of the Clean Air Act’s Risk Management Program. All chemical facilities that handle, process or store a threshold quantity of 500 to 20,000 pounds of regulated chemicals are subject to EPA’s chemical accident prevention requirements. “This grant is ...

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

    ARGENTINA Argentina Establishes “Take Back” Regulation For Pesticide Containers:On October 11, 2016, the Argentine Senate and Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of the Argentine National Congress) issued  ...


    By Acta Group

  • Final deadline in 2018 for REACH Regulation on chemicals– Call to action!

    May 2018 is the final deadline under REACH for registering chemical substances manufactured or imported into the EU. Companies are also obliged by then to gather all available information about the properties of the substances and to update the safety data sheets. ETUC calls on workers' representatives from companies using chemicals to check that the substances their companies use are being ...

  • Final deadline in 2018 for REACH Regulation on chemicals– Call to action!

    May 2018 is the final deadline under REACH for registering chemical substances manufactured or imported into the EU. Companies are also obliged by then to gather all available information about the properties of the substances and to update the safety data sheets. ETUC calls on workers' representatives from companies using chemicals to check that the substances their companies use are being ...

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