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Doing Business in California, Proposition 65, the California Green Chemical Initiative and the Rigid Plastic Packaging Regulations
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The Koontz Decision: Limits Conditions a Government can Impose on Developers
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Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
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Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
Deryck Palmer on What’s Next for the Energy Sector
IARC Classifies Dichloromethane, Other Substances As Human Carcinogens: In June, an expert panel of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded that dichloromethane, a chemical substance used to make...more
Fifteen European industry associations, including the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), have endorsed a brochure entitled “Europe needs safe and innovative...more
Australia Publishes Ninth Tranche Of IMAP Assessments: The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published for public comment the ninth tranche of human health and environmental assessments...more
In a July 9, 2014, press release, the European Union (EU) announced the launch of seven public-private partnerships, established under the EU's new research funding program Horizon 2020. They represent a total investment of €...more
Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University...more
On July 7, 2014, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a petition requesting that EPA commence a Special Review for the neonicotinoid pesticides, including six...more
During the past several years, Europe has installed about 2,000 offshore turbines (6,500 MW of offshore wind generation capacity), with capacity doubling since 2010. Offshore wind provides almost 1% of total power in Western...more
The European Commission (EC) has posted materials from its June 30, 2014, validation workshop to discuss the preliminary results of the study supporting the impact assessment on transparency measures for nanomaterials. The EC...more
The OSPAR Commission's (OSPAR) Harmonized Offshore Chemical Notification Format (HOCNF) is of paramount importance for a wide range of personnel, including chemical manufacturers and product manufacturers whose products are...more
It has recently been reported that China is in discussions with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to become a provisional adherent to the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) system. This would...more
NICNAS Will Hold Training And Outreach Sessions: The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) will be conducting stakeholder training and awareness sessions in major capital cities and...more
On June 23, 2014, U.S. algae developer Cellana, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent with Galil Algae Cooperative Agriculture Society Limited of Israel for the production of high-value algae products for...more
In this issue:
..Commission amends Annex XVII to REACH Regulation as regards 1,4-dichlorobenzene ("DCB") in relation to air fresheners and deodorisers
..Commission adopts Delegated...more
On June 13, 2014, the European Commission (EC) Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) published its final opinion on “Nanosilver: safety, health and environmental effects and role in...more
Within the next 12-18 months, companies are facing multiple deadlines for various country adaptations of the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UN GHS). These include...more
As part of the Communication on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials, the European Commission (EC) announced the launch of an impact assessment intended to identify and develop the most adequate means to increase...more
A group of Russian hackers claims to have identified security gaps in widely-used solar panel monitoring software. The monitoring platform's developer is said to be fixing the gaps -- but can hackers damage the electric...more
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) adopted an opinion on April 10, 2014, concerning HeiQ AGS-20 (AGS-20). The European Commission (EC) requested an opinion on the following questions...
Australia Publishes Eighth Tranche Of IMAP Assessments:
The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published for public comment the eighth tranche of human health and environmental...more
REACH requires manufacturers, importers and only representatives registering a substance to provide extensive and correct information on substance identity in the registration dossier. The European Chemicals Agency (“ECHA”)...more
New EC Guidelines confine public support to renewables, but enable state intervention for cross-border infrastructure, generation adequacy and energy-intensive industries.
Looking to 2030 and beyond,2008 Guidelines that...more
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will hold a topical scientific workshop on October 23-24, 2014, on regulatory challenges in the risk assessment of nanomaterials. The workshop will bring together experts in the field of...more
EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Updates EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan: On February 21, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP)...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in Indonesia?
Energy is a critical factor needed for the development of economic activity and national defense.
- Ensuring domestic...more
In This Issue:
Quote Of The Week; U.S.-China Relations; China News; Trade; and Energy & Environment.
Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations -
Secretary Kerry in Beijing:
February 13 to February 18,...more
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