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Mar 28, 2008 | 04:23 PM CDT

EPA to Evaluate Safety of Industrial Chemicals

Over the next four years, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to evaluate thousands of industrial chemicals for their potential to damage human health and the environment.

Mar 11, 2008 | 04:19 PM CDT

EPA's Proposed Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published a proposed rule that would update the list of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for facilities subject to reporting under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).

Mar 11, 2008 | 03:52 PM CDT

Chemical Plants Face Stricter Regulations

On Thursday, March 6, 2008, the House Committee on Homeland Security approved draft legislation that would extend and modify federal authority to regulate the security of U.S. chemical plants—a measure that, among other things, would require chemical plants to consider the use of "inherently safer technology (IST)."

Mar 06, 2008 | 04:24 PM CST

GHS Framework

More than 350 officials from 16 countries met in France recently to start laying the groundwork for the ratification of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), which was adopted in mid-2007.

Mar 04, 2008 | 10:19 PM CST

Feb 26, 2008 | 10:50 AM CST

Testimony on Chem Site Security

David Pulham, director of compliance for Siegfried USA (Pennsville, NJ), is testifying before the House Committee on Homeland Security today regarding new proposed chemical site security regulations.

Feb 25, 2008 | 02:19 PM CST

Api Joins ICCVAM Peer Review Panel

Anne Marie Api, RIFM Vice President of Human Health Sciences, has been nominated to the independent scientific peer review panel being organized by the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) to review the validation status of several recent modifications to the Murine Local Lymph Node Assay (LLNA).

Feb 25, 2008 | 10:22 AM CST

ASEAN Countries Implement IFRA Standards

Members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have implemented a new cosmetic directive that includes adherence to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Code of Practice for the manufacture and handling of fragrance materials.

Feb 22, 2008 | 11:39 AM CST

REACH Guidance Docs

The European Chemicals Agency has released four guidance documents on REACH.

Feb 20, 2008 | 11:46 AM CST

PCPC Responds to Baby Care Report on Phthalates

The Personal Care Product Council (PCPC) has released a statement on phthalate exposure in baby care products.