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  • Member State Committee agrees to add seven new substances to the Candidate List and update the entry for bisphenol A

    January 5, 2018

    The Member State Committee (MSC) supported the German proposal to additionally identify bisphenol A (BPA) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) because of its endocrine disrupting properties which cause probable serious effects to the environment. Bisphenol A is already listed in the Candidate…

  • New interactive infographic for following the progress of REACH registrations

    December 6, 2017

    Do you want to know how many chemical substances have been registered by companies in your country? Or what are the most commonly registered chemicals? Check the new statistics on chemicals registered under the REACH Regulation and follow the progress towards the last registration deadline…

  • Member States to evaluate 107 substances in 2018-2020

    November 15, 2017

    ECHA proposes to include 107 substances in the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2018-2020 to be evaluated by the Member States. If you have registered these substances, you should coordinate your actions with your co-registrants and contact the evaluating authority. 6 substances are expected…

  • New version of REACH-IT in November – downtime before

    October 20, 2017

    A new version of the dossier submission and communication tool, REACH-IT, will be introduced on 7 November 2017. To manage the update, the tool will be closed from 1 November until 6 November inclusive. The update (version 3.3) does not affect the submission of registration…

  • ECHA’s scrutiny has a profound impact on authorisation decisions

    September 20, 2017

    According to ECHA’s report the requirements for authorisation have introduced stricter controls of use and have therefore reduced risks from harmful chemicals to workers and the population at large. They have often led to early substitution to safer alternatives. Where applicants made a convincing case…

  • Consultation on scientific evaluation of occupational exposure limits for acrylonitrile, benzene, and nickel and its compounds starting on 9 October

    September 20, 2017

    On 9 October 2017, ECHA will launch a public consultation on scientific evaluation occupational exposure limits (OELs) for acrylonitrile, benzene, and nickel and its compounds. ECHA is inviting comments on the scientific underpinning for the OELs as well as on the draft opinions of the…

  • Echa report calls for ‘mandatory periodic’ deadlines on REACH dossier updates

    September 10, 2017

    New regulatory measures are needed to ensure that companies update their REACH registration dossiers at fixed regular intervals, for example, every three years, according to a report commissioned by Echa. Companies lack incentives to update, which is a mandatory requirement under Article 22 of REACH,…

  • Public consultation to identify nine new substances of very high concern

    September 5, 2017

    A public consultation has been launched on proposals to identify nine new substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The substance names and examples of their uses are available on ECHA’s website. The deadline for comments is 20 October 2017. The substances and examples of their…

  • South Korea’s cabinet passes biocides law and amended K-REACH

    August 23, 2017

    On 8 August the South Korean government cabinet passed the new biocides law (K-BPR) and the K-REACH amendment from last December. This paves the way for both to be submitted to the National Assembly for adoption. It is expected that the amended K-REACH will come into force on…

  • Turkey Has New “REACH” Regulation

    August 18, 2017

    In June 2017, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey (the Ministry) published its Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Regulation (REACH). The newly promulgated REACH repeals three regulations – Regulation on the Restriction and Prohibition of Hazardous Matters and Mixtures, Regulation on…