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  • Improving REACH dossiers remains big challenge, says ECHA

    February 27, 2017

    Latest agency figures show no improvement in proportion assessed in compliance More than 90% of compliance checks on REACH registration dossiers during 2016 required further information, compared with 82% the year before. Most of the dossiers chosen for evaluation were for high-volume substances with concerns related to...

  • Compliance checking substances

    February 23, 2017

    ECHA has updated the list of substances that might be chosen for compliance checks. There are 60 new substances. Registrants of these substances are strongly advised to update their registration dossiers including the chemical safety report and tonnage band by 28 April 2017. By updating...

  • Reject ‘poor’ REACH dossiers, Denmark tells EU Commission

    February 23, 2017

    Echa should refuse to grant a registration number to companies that are "clearly not providing relevant or sufficient information" in their REACH registration dossier, the Danish environment ministry says. Responding to the European Commission's consultation on the REACH Review, it says the current practice of leaving...

  • More clarity for read-across assessment

    February 16, 2017

    The Read-Across Assessment Framework (RAAF) now also contains environmental endpoints. This will help registrants anticipate how ECHA assesses their read-across cases. It will also help registrants to improve their dossiers. The updated framework now covers REACH information requirements concerning human health, environmental fate and environmental hazards. Registrants...

  • Echa picks more than 150 substances for manual screening

    February 6, 2017

    Echa has selected 162 substances from REACH registration dossiers for further scrutiny by the member state competent authorities. The substances will be manually screened by national authorities to decide whether regulatory action is needed. Echa does not make the list of shortlisted substances public because they are...

  • Four new substances of very high concern added to the Candidate List

    January 23, 2017

    ECHA has added four new SVHCs to the Candidate List  based on proposals by France, Sweden, Germany and Austria, following the SVHC identification process with involvement of the Member State Committee. Substances included in the Candidate List for authorisation on 12 January 2017 and their SVHC...

  • South Korea proposes major amendments to K-REACH

    January 17, 2017

    The South Korean Ministry of the Environment has – unexpectedly - put forward significant amendments to the Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (known as K-REACH) for public consultation. They relate to: the registration of existing chemicals, used in quantities of over one tonne/year; the introduction...

  • Chemical safety for workers targeted by next EU enforcement project

    January 11, 2017

    Enforcement authorities in the EU will inspect how safety information on hazardous chemicals is compiled, communicated in the supply chain and followed at workplaces. The safety of workers will be inspected by 28 EU and EEA Member States. The key element of the project will be...

  • Korea proposes major amendments to K-REACH

    January 6, 2017

    The South Korean Ministry of the Environment has – unexpectedly - put forward significant amendments to the Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (known as K-REACH) for public consultation.   They relate to:   the registration of existing chemicals, used in quantities of over one tonne/year; the introduction...

  • Glyphosate discussed and opinions given on hexavalent chromium by ECHA’s scientific committees

    December 28, 2016

    ECHA’s Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) have adopted 19 final opinions for recommending authorisation for the use of hexavalent chromium in aerospace and surface treatment industries. RAC also started to discuss the classification of glyphosate and will continue to do so...