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New chemical intentions and submissions NEW
REACHSPOT 1 Month, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced new intentions and submissions of chemicals. Newly announced are:SVHC: four new SVHC submitted intentionsCLH: two new intentions and five new submissionsRestriction: one new restriction from Germany-...
ECHA's annual evaluation NEW
REACHSPOT 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
ECHA's annual evaluation report 2013 gives recommendations to all REACH registrants on how to improve the quality of their dossiers.The agency points out that in 2013 they forwarded 32 non-compliant cases to national enforcement authorities for their...
5 new REACH SVHCs for authorization NEW
REACHSPOT 2 Months, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
ECHA has recommended a new batch of substances for authorization to the European Commission.The recommended substances are:N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) diazene-1,2-dicarboxamide (C,C'-azodi(formamide)) (ADCA)Aluminosilicate Refractory Ceramic Fib...
7 new substances on REACH Candidate List NEW
REACHSPOT 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
On Dec. 16th, 2013 ECHA added seven new substances to the the REACH regulation Candidate List. This is not hugely surprising, but a December addition always catches people off-guard. It's right in the middle of "the" primary Western Hemisphere holida...
What are Future SVHCs Under REACH Regulation? NEW
REACHSPOT 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Now business folks can monitor progress on the implementation of the SVHC Roadmap. This is a helpful tool.A designated section on ECHA's website provides regularly updated information on how the Agency, the European Commission and the EU Member State...
Exposure Scenarios: 2013 - 2018 Plan NEW
REACHSPOT 4 Months, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
For those wondering about the road ahead for exposure scenarios under REACH regulation, you're not alone. A nugget we've found is a plan for exposure scenarios going forward, through 2018.Chemical safety report & exposure scenario planExposure sc...
Korea "K-REACH" Chemical Law Update NEW
REACHSPOT 4 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Here's a summary for "progress  of ‘K-REACH’ Task force for the preparation of Sub-Ordinance."For the preparation of the sub-ordinance and gathering of opinions, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) had launched task force consisting of...
What is CLP Harmonised Classification and Labeling? NEW
REACHSPOT 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Certain situations require that substance classification be harmonised and made obligatory at Community level. It makes sense that all classification data be talking about the same thing. Agreement about central information like this ensures adequate...
7 Substances Up For Comment Through Oct 17 NEW
REACHSPOT 6 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Seven (7) substances have been named as so toxic they should be on the REACH Candidate List for restriction. Public comment period ends October 17th. Note that how a substance gets on this list is a well-documented process — this is just the co...
How chemicals get banned or restricted under REACH NEW
REACHSPOT 6 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Here's how a chemical becomes restricted under Europe's REACH: Member States or the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), on request of the European Commission, may propose a substance to be identified as an SVHC. An SVHC simply stands for a Substance of...
Proposed NP and NPE restriction NEW
REACHSPOT 6 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
New public consultation on the proposed restriction of NPs and NPEs in textile articles has been announced.In a 2011 article from the textile association AATCC, editor Maria Thiry commented that "knowledge is power" in these matters.New legislation w...
IUCLID 5.5.1 Is Live NEW
REACHSPOT 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 20 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
ECHA has rolled out IUCLID 5.5.1. New version introduces the option of using a Chesar template to export the IUCLID information needed to prepare chemical safety assessments in Chesar.The update also includes a specific export right for annotations a...
9,030 REACH 2013 registrations NEW
REACHSPOT 7 Months, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Registration numbers have been granted to 9,030 dossiers that were submitted by the second REACH registration deadline on May 31, 2013. This means 2,998 more substances appear to have been registered under REACH. It's still necessary to maintain and...
ECHA's Review of Phthalates DINP and DIDP NEW
REACHSPOT 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently reviewed scientific evidence on risks posed by articles containing the phthalates DINP and DIDP. Findings have been published.  ECHA found no evidence that would justify a re-examination of the exist...
Obligations Under South Korea's K-REACH NEW
REACHSPOT 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The South Korean Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH) is scheduled to be implemented on January 1, 2015. The deadlines for registration of substances under K-REACH are based on tonnage bands and classification of substances.
Deadline to Request Authorization for Phthalates NEW
REACHSPOT 8 Months, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Per the REACH regulation, ECHA invites the knowing public to submit relevant information on alternatives for the use of a substance subject to authorization.DEHP, in inaction, a phthalateAn application for authorization has been received for: Bis(2-e...
Board of Appeal Annuls Two, Upholds One NEW
REACHSPOT 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Helsinki - The Board of Appeal has annulled an ECHA decision because it failed to clearly and precisely communicate an important deadline in the decision-making process to the Registrant in due time. The Board of Appeal has remitted the case to ECHA...
Euope's New User-Friendly List of Restricted Substances NEW
REACHSPOT 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, has published a user friendly "restrictions list." Annex XVII is a table listing the Restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain dangerous substances, mixture and articles.The table c...
ECHA How-To Video: Applying for Authorization NEW
REACHSPOT 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Minutes ago
ECHA published a new video tutorial on how to prepare and submit an application for authorization to ECHA.The video covers the steps you'll need while preparing and submitting an application for authorization. It's easy to follow. The video offers in...
Croatian market acquires REACH and CLP duties NEW
REACHSPOT 9 Months, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
REACH and EU regulation on chemicals classification, labeling and packaging (CLP) now apply to companies established in Croatia, following the country’s accession to the EU on 1 July. Croatian manufacturers, importers and producers of articles...