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May 21, 2018Sava Kostić

On 21 May 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) opened a public consultation on various substances which are identified as skin sensitizers, skin irritants or corrosive related to their use in textiles, leather articles and hides and furs. France and Sweden have jointly prepared the associated Annex XV restriction dossier...

May 8, 2018Sava Kostić

On 26 April 2018, the REACH Committee of the Council of the European Union voted in favor of several initiatives of the European Commission. The committee agreed to endorse the proposal to further restrict substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR), category 1A or 1B, by banning...

September 1, 2017Bernie Henn

On July 10, 2017, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added one new Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization and modified the existing list in the case of 5 existing SVHC. The new substance added is called: Perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) added...

March 3, 20173E Regulatory Research Team

The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization has released a new draft of its proposed REACH-like regulation, KKDIK. While the government has not announced an official timeline for final implementation, it is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2017.

February 27, 2017Kirsten Wallerstedt

ECHA is currently consulting on four applications for authorization, two testing proposals, and has two open calls for comments and evidence. The substances at issue are: sodium dichromate, chromium trioxide, nickel and its compounds, polycyclic organic hydrocarbons, and the substance with EC Number 941-357-0. The deadlines for comments range from 27 March 2017 to 19 April 2017.

June 29, 2016Bernie Henn

On June 20, 2016, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added one new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization. The new substance added is called: Benzo[def]chrysene also called benzo[a]pyrene also called (carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction, PBT, and vPvB) and is a polycyclic aromatic...

July 13, 2015Kami Blake

On June 15, 2015, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added two new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List for Authorization.

August 19, 2013Emilia Vassileva and Kirsten Wallerstedt

On its meeting on August 20, 2013, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission plans to adopt a draft decision on the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union, “On the Safety of Chemical Products.” According to the draft decision, the Technical Regulation will be enforced on February 15, 2015.

January 16, 2013David Don

Through the various regional Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Conferences I attended in 2012 – which included Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania – there were some themes and comments from the many talented EH&S professionals I encountered.







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