• The Chemical Hazard and Alternatives Toolbox (ChemHAT.org) website has a summary of worldwide regulation schemes for chemical regulation. The summary is somewhat dated, as it refers to things that happened in 2012 but anticipates changes that have since taken place, in 2015 and 2016.   The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical […]

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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun the process of evaluating existing chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The first ten chemicals from a priority list of 90 are under consideration and public testimony has already been submitted to aid the EPA in setting the scope of the investigation into the use and hazard […]

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  • There is a movement in the government of the United States to reduce regulation of business activity. A specific example of this is the resolution introduced in the House of Representatives meant to unwind some EPA regulations of the chemical industry instituted by executive order after a fertilizer explosion in West, Texas killed 15 people. […]

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  • A member of the United States House of Representatives has introduced a resolution to revoke a regulation of the Environmental Protection Agency developed after President Obama issued an executive order in response to a fertilizer warehouse fire and explosion in West, Texas on April 17, 2013. Fifteen people died in the explosion which produced a […]

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