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  • Purolite Removes 1,2 Dichloroethane From Ion Exchange Resin Production

    Purolite announced today that 1,2 dichloroethane (also known as ethylene dichloride or EDC) has been removed from all ion exchange resin production processes at our manufacturing facility in Victoria, Romania. This change, finalized at the end of November 2017, is necessary to meet current European regulatory requirements. Purolite removed EDC from all ion exchange production in the ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • New solution for separating single-layer PET trays from PET bottles

    TOMRA has made it possible to separate single-layer PET trays from PET bottles, enhancing the previous capability of its AUTOSORT machine to separate multi-layer trays. This breakthrough is commercially significant because small but critical differences in the chemical properties of PET food trays and PET bottles mean that they have to be separated for equivalent-product recycling. The key to ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Nearly All New Nanoengineered Chemicals Are Regulated by EPA Due to Potential Risks

    The Environmental Protection Agency has regulated nearly all nanoengineered chemicals that it has reviewed under its new chemicals program, an EPA program manager who reviews such chemicals said Oct. 16. By contrast, the EPA's new chemicals program typically regulates only 10 percent to 15 percent of the traditional compounds it reviews, said Jim Alwood, a program manager in the EPA's Chemical ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Regulated Substances Brief Provides Essential Guide to Chemicals Substances

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Compliance & Risks announced the launch of the Regulated Substances Brief, a newsletter focusing on Conflict Minerals, EU RoHS (European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and EU REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemical ...

  • 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

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