Australia's Nicnas amends elements of new chemicals' fees and charges

07/02/12 - Australia's National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (Nicnas) has published a notice of changes to its fees and charges for 2012 to 2013 which came into effect on 1 July 2012.

Taiwan revises export/import classification list

06/29/12 - Two categories of mixtures have been added and one has been deleted from Taiwan’s List of Commodities Subject to Export/Import Classification, as of 25 June 2012...

REACH-IT update scheduled for 11 July

06/28/12 - The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will release the planned new version of REACH-IT on 11 July 2012. From that date onwards, ECHA will only accept dossiers created with IUCLID 5.4. REACH-IT will be unavailable in the weekend starting from....

Federal Court Upholds EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules

06/27/12 - Yesterday, in a major legal victory for EPA, a federal court unanimously upheld EPA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) vehicle and permitting rules. Significantly, the court rejected the argument put forth by industry and other critics of the rules that EPA’s...

EPA proposes SNUR on genetically-modified microorganism

06/13/12 - EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the genetically modified microorganism identified generically as Trichoderma reesei (T. reesei).

EPA Extends TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Submission Period

06/12/12 - EPA’s Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention has today signed a Federal Register Notice under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to extend the Chemical Data Rule (CDR) reporting period.

EPA Releases Progress Report for its Review of Regulations

06/06/12 - EPA Releases Progress Report for its Review of Regulations

EPA Identifies Work Plan Chemicals for 2013 and 2014

06/01/12 - It has identified 18 chemicals for review and assessment in 2013 and 2014. This follows the March release of the Agency’s work plan of 83 chemicals for review and assessment under the Toxic Substances Control Act...

EPA Announces Public Meeting to Negotiate an Enforceable Consent Agreement (ECA) for Two Siloxanes

05/25/12 -  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, to negotiate an enforceable consent agreement (ECA) to collect environmental monitoring data on octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and...

Congressional Regulatory Review Caucus Formed

05/24/12 - A bipartisan group of members of Congress have launched a Congressional Regulatory Review Caucus. Representatives...
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