Chemical Safety Regulations

Teflon Recycler Copes with PFAS Spill
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has sought to have PFAS classified as hazardous waste. © AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan

Teflon Recycler Copes with PFAS Spill

Lube Report Americas - May 11, 2022

A Kentucky town is still dealing with the fallout over a spill of “forever chemicals” three years after it was first ...

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EPA Penalizes Blender Over Pollution Reports

Lube Report Americas - March 23, 2022

Lubricant producer Champion Brands LLC was slapped with a $130,243 fee by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

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Japan Flags Two Chemicals

Lube Report Asia - October 22, 2021

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare issued a report last month flagging concerns about seven chemicals, i ...

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EPA Seeks Input on Two Additives

Lube Report Americas - April 21, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is asking for additional public input on final rules for five chemical ...

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OSHA Floats Changes to Labeling Rules

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2021

United States regulators are proposing changes in hazardous materials labeling billed as aligning with global protocols ...

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ECHA Starts 2021 HazMat Consultation

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

The European Chemicals Agency started public consultation March 9 on eight proposed substances proposed for designation ...

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Prohibited Chemical Allowed in Lubes

Lube Report Americas - January 6, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency last month excluded the lubricant industry from a new prohibition on p ...

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

PEC Deemed Reasonable for Cutting Oils

Lube Report Americas - December 16, 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency concluded Monday that perchloroethylene does not pose an unreasonable ...

More Changes for Metalworking?

More Changes for Metalworking?

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Some formulators are watching nervously as the United States Environmental Protection Agency reviews the safety of a wid ...

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EPA Evaluates Antiwear Agent

Lube Report Americas - September 16, 2020

A chemical used as an antiwear additive in aviation turbine oils was among 20 chemicals listed by the United States Envi ...

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Localities Faulted for Response to Rouen Fire

Lube Report EMEA - June 8, 2020

A French Senate inquiry last week blasted local and regional governments’ response to the September 2019 blaze at a Lu ...

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The Whats What of Waste

Lubes'n'Greases - August 19, 2019

Leftover product often clings to the insides of industrial containers after theyve been drained. Definitions of empty va ...

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A Thinning Slate of Thickeners?

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

As greasemakers eye the next round of EU chemical registrations, some may need to weed out specialty products that dont ...