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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Member States plan to evaluate 117 substances in 2017-2019

    December 28, 2016

     ECHA has prepared a proposal to update the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2017-2019. The Member States are planning to evaluate 117 substances, out of which 22 are newly selected. ECHA encourages registrants of the listed substances to start coordinating their actions. 24 substances…

  • Harmonised classification and labelling

    November 30, 2016

    The United Kingdom has notified its intention to submit a dossier for harmonised classification and labelling for the substance 2-phenoxyethanol (EC 204-589-7; CAS 122-99-6). Two new dossiers for harmonised classification and labelling were submitted for: Citric acid (EC 201-069-1; CAS 77-92-9) by Belgium, and 2-butanone…

  • Non-animal methods now a default for skin sensitisation

    November 25, 2016

    The new REACH requirements for skin sensitisation entered into force on 11 October 2016 making non-animal testing the default requirement. The information needed to fulfil the REACH information requirement for skin sensitisation, and to be used for the classification and risk assessment of a substance,…