H2 Compliance http://www.h2compliance.com Irish based company offers support, training and representation to assist companies to comply with EU Regulations. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:40:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 48540102 BREXIT and REACH http://www.h2compliance.com/brexit-and-reach/ http://www.h2compliance.com/brexit-and-reach/#respond Tue, 02 May 2017 15:58:48 +0000 http://www.h2compliance.com/?p=2900 Join REED Smith’s REACH legal specialists and leading REACH consultants H2 Compliance for a joint webinar on the impact of BREXIT on REACH.     Register now or for more information please contact the experts please use the link below. – http://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1407521/7B93AE13AB0CC07EED1A5B5EB16A1792  

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Join REED Smith’s REACH legal specialists and leading REACH consultants H2 Compliance for a joint webinar on the impact of BREXIT on REACH.

 

 

Register now or for more information please contact the experts please use the link below.

http://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1407521/7B93AE13AB0CC07EED1A5B5EB16A1792

 

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Green Alley Awards http://www.h2compliance.com/green-alley-awards/ http://www.h2compliance.com/green-alley-awards/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:53:25 +0000 http://www.h2compliance.com/?p=2894   Green Alley Award 2017: Connecting green ideas – Berlin, London, Helsinki & Dublin H2 Compliance is proud to be an official partner of the Green Alley Award 2017, Europe’s first start-up competition aimed at Circular Economy innovators and entrepreneurs. The Berlin based company Green Alley, together with Germany’s crowdfunding pioneer Seedmatch and the London […]

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Green Alley Award 2017:

Connecting green ideas – Berlin, London, Helsinki & Dublin
H2 Compliance is proud to be an official partner of the Green Alley Award 2017, Europe’s first start-up competition aimed at Circular Economy innovators and entrepreneurs. The Berlin based company Green Alley, together with Germany’s crowdfunding pioneer Seedmatch and the London Accelerator programme Bethnal Green Ventures, have been hosting the start-up competition since 2014. They are in search of innovative business ideas which develop Circular Economy business models and are calling on young entrepreneurs and start-ups to apply for the European Green Alley Award open until the 27th July 2017.
Grant Kinsman, CEO of H2 Compliance says “We are approaching a time in which we cannot sustain or increase well-being in societies through the mass production of more and more goods. The premise of consumption in a circular economy is the use of services instead of owning things. Materials are not destroyed at the end of their useful life, but are used to make new products again and again.”
To be a successful participant in the Green Alley Award, the start-ups business model should: –
• Deal with a product, service or technology to help avoid, reduce, reuse, recycle or transform waste
• Reduces the impact of chemicals or utilises safer alternatives
• Revolutionises the management of resources
In 2014, the Green Alley Award focussed on Berlin. In 2015, it was London and last year Helsinki. Green Alley successfully tapped into the start-up scene in all locations and highlighted its vibrancy. This year this focus is on Dublin and Ireland where the start-up scene is also very vibrant. “Ireland has some of the best incubator and accelerator programmes in Europe. There are many excellent reasons new start-up businesses are locating in Dublin, from our favourable low tax regime and supportive environment for start-ups, to the availability of well-educated workforce, Dublin is the place to be. Ireland has already attracted a huge level of foreign direct investment, particularly from the USA. Thousands of American companies have chosen Ireland because of its pro-business environment.” says Grant Kinsman.
H2 Compliance, together with an international committee will assess all the applications and nominate the Green Alley Award 2017 finalists. Six finalists will be invited to a one-day event in Berlin where they will take part in workshops run by experts in the Circular Economy and gain valuable knowledge to potentially help improve their business plan.
The six finalists will then have the opportunity to pitch their business idea to an international jury and audience consisting of representatives from press, start-ups, businesses and investors. The most convincing pitch will win the Green Alley Award 2017 along with a prize worth up to €30,000.

For more information contact Green Alley Award 2017

 

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Mercury regulation in the EU http://www.h2compliance.com/mercury-regulation-in-the-eu/ http://www.h2compliance.com/mercury-regulation-in-the-eu/#respond Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:17:58 +0000 http://www.h2compliance.com/?p=2886 Mercury is a metal known for its toxicity to humans, animals and the ecosystem. It is currently used in a wide range of activities, including chlor-alkali chemical plants and the plastics industry, and can be found in a range of products such as thermometers, dental amalgam and light bulbs. Human activities result in over half […]

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Mercury is a metal known for its toxicity to humans, animals and the ecosystem. It is currently used in a wide range of activities, including chlor-alkali chemical plants and the plastics industry, and can be found in a range of products such as thermometers, dental amalgam and light bulbs.

Human activities result in over half of the environmental releases of mercury. Mercury is an element and does not degrade. When deposited in water, it converts to methylmercury, an organometallic compound that bioaccumulates in fish and enters the food chain. The toxicity of mercury found in fish was made evident in the village of Minamata in Japan, where the villagers were exposed to high levels of mercury emitted from a nearby plant, through the fish they consumed.
Mercury is heavily regulated in the EU.

Use of mercury and mercury containing compounds is restricted in consumer products, including batteries and accumulators, electrical and electronic equipment and measuring devices (e.g. thermometers).

Furthermore, the Mercury Export Ban Regulation (1102/2008) bans export of mercury or mercury compounds and puts down provisions for handling of mercury containing waste. Mercury emissions from industrial activities are also regulated by the Industrial Emissions Directive (2010/75/EC).
Currently, the EU is on course of ratifying the Minamata Convention. This global treaty is an initiative of the UN and aims at protecting human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. It focuses on phasing out of mercury mining and its use in a number of products and processes, and on controlling emissions to air and releases to land and water. Regulation of the informal sector of artisanal and small-scale gold mining is also an important goal. The EU is working on a Regulation that will replace Regulation 1102/2008 and amending current EU legislation regarding future uses of mercury and use in dental amalgams.

Fairly recently the European Parliament’s Environment Committee (Envi) voted in favour of amendments to the Regulation proposal that would further restrict mercury use in the EU.
If you need more information on how legislation on mercury affects your company, you may contact H2 Compliance .
Sources;

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/mercury/pdf/MercuryIssueBriefing-cleandoc.pdf

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/mercury/index_en.htm

http://www.mercuryconvention.org/

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/mercury/regulation_en.htm

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/mercury/restriction_en.htm

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/mercury/ratification_en.htm

https://chemicalwatch.com/50365/envi-votes-to-strengthen-mercury-regulation-proposal?q=mercury

 

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ECHA review SME status http://www.h2compliance.com/echa-review-sme-status/ http://www.h2compliance.com/echa-review-sme-status/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:12:28 +0000 http://www.h2compliance.com/?p=2881 The ECHA website will be updated with a new IT tool at the end of June to assist companies in correctly identifying classification of company size. Companies must submit their company size during REACH registration. The company size determines the fee payable to ECHA for submission of registration. There is a reduced fee for small […]

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The ECHA website will be updated with a new IT tool at the end of June to assist companies in correctly identifying classification of company size.services-icon-registration

Companies must submit their company size during REACH registration.

The company size determines the fee payable to ECHA for submission of registration.
There is a reduced fee for small and medium sized companies (SMEs). The 5 steps that ECHA outline here assist in determining company size category for registration. ECHA are currently performing reviews on companies that have claimed SME status for submitted registrations. An incorrect SME status claim can prove very costly as additional charges will apply.

For further details please contact us at www.h2compliance.com

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IUCLID 6 Beta-Testing Phase Complete. http://www.h2compliance.com/iuclid-6-beta-testing-phase-complete/ http://www.h2compliance.com/iuclid-6-beta-testing-phase-complete/#respond Mon, 09 May 2016 11:43:15 +0000 http://www.h2compliance.com/?p=2844 The final version of IUCLID 6 is now available. ECHA has been preparing the roll-out of the new software by releasing a series of Beta-versions to the public. These have been systematically released to allow users to familiarise themselves with the new system, as well as allowing for reporting of any issues with the software […]

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The final version of IUCLID 6 is now available. ECHA has been preparing the roll-out of the new software by releasing a series of Beta-versions to the public.services-icon-biocide

These have been systematically released to allow users to familiarise themselves with the new system, as well as allowing for reporting of any issues with the software ahead of the final version.

 

Schedule:
The final beta-version was released on the 5th February 2016, and the full version of IUCLID 6 was released on the 29th April. There is an overlap period to phase in IULCID 6 and phase out IULCID 5. IUCLID 6 will be compatible with the new version of REACH IT (version 3), which is set for release on the 21st June 2016. After this time, IUCLID 6 alone will be the software used for substance submissions (IUCLID 5 will become defunct).
IUCLID 6 is a major overhaul of the previous versions of the programme. New underlying software is used (Glassfish rather than Java and Postgre SQL), which makes desktop installation simpler. As IUCLID 5 will not be compatible with the new REACH IT, files can be migrated to IUCLID 6, so long as they are from IUCLID 5.5 or newer.

New features:
The new programme is designed to support more transparency on complex cases (e.g. multiple chemical variations of a substance can be supported on the system).
There will be a wider scope of application – e.g. for substance evaluation, harmonised classification and labelling, authorisation and restriction activities.
The new layout of the Technical Completeness Check (TCC) enables tables to be used more easily in endpoint study reports.

For More Information:
https://iuclid6.echa.europa.eu/
http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/prepare-for-iuclid-6

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IUCLID 6 now available http://www.h2compliance.com/be-prepared-echa-set-to-launch-new-it-tools/ http://www.h2compliance.com/be-prepared-echa-set-to-launch-new-it-tools/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:34:01 +0000 http://www.h2compliance.com/?p=2831     The new versions of IUCLID has now been released. This will be followed by an updated version of REACH-IT (online platform for secure submissions to ECHA) at the end of June. Once the new version of REACH-IT is launched (21st June 2016), only dossiers created with IUCLID 6 can be submitted. Until then, […]

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The new versions of IUCLID has now been released. This will be followed by an updated version of REACH-IT (online platform for secure submissions to ECHA) at the end of June.services-icon-registration

Once the new version of REACH-IT is launched (21st June 2016), only dossiers created with IUCLID 6 can be submitted. Until then, companies must continue using IUCLID 5 for all submissions. However, companies are advised to use the time between the two IT tool launches to start preparing for the switch to IUCLID 6.
The H2 Compliance team are in a strong position to provide advice and expertise in assisting companies with their transition to the new IT tools.
R4BP the Register for Biocidal Products tool is also being updated, this is currently planned for release on 5th July 2016. Once released the only format accepted by R4BP will be IUCLID 6. Before that IUCLID 5 format has to be used.
It is important to note the release dates for the update of REACH-IT and R4BP. These release dates may influence the schedule of the upgrade from IUCLID version 5 to 6.
The Launch date of Chesar had been delayed, this is to allow continued testing to ensure stability and compatibility of the tool with the new version of IUCLID. A new release date will be announced soon.

http://www.echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/iuclid-6-is-available

For further information please contact us

 

 

 

 

 

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Landbell Group acquires H2 Compliance http://www.h2compliance.com/landbell-group-acquires-h2-compliance/ http://www.h2compliance.com/landbell-group-acquires-h2-compliance/#respond Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:00:25 +0000 http://www.h2compliance.com/?p=2741 Acquisition strengthens Group’s compliance consultancy services and extends geographic presence Mainz/Dublin, March 22, 2016. The Landbell Group, the leading environmental specialist for compliance schemes, services and software solutions, and H2 Compliance, the chemical and environmental regulatory compliance services business, have today announced an agreement that the Landbell Group has acquired 100% ownership of H2 Compliance. […]

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Acquisition strengthens Group’s compliance consultancy services and extends geographic presence

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The Landbell Group, the leading environmental specialist for compliance schemes, services and software solutions, and H2 Compliance, the chemical and environmental regulatory compliance services business, have today announced an agreement that the Landbell Group has acquired 100% ownership of H2 Compliance.

The acquisition will support both companies in their shared commitment to achieve a greater geographic presence and business expansion in the provision of regulatory compliance services that support company compliance obligations, market access and comprehensive take-back solutions for producers worldwide.

In particular, the Landbell Group will provide additional strategic support and financial investment to H2 Compliance in order to take advantage of the growing demand for outsourcing compliance services due to the increasing levels of complexity around legislative requirements and producer responsibilities in the chemical and environmental sector. In doing so, the Landbell Group will now expand its scope of interests from environmental compliance solutions to the specialist field of compliance consultancy services on a global scale.

H2 Compliance and the Landbell Group provide software applications that enable enterprises to take control of Chemical and Environmental Regulatory Affairs. The specialist software is provided as Software as a Service (SaaS) which enables easy access and a secure collaborate workspace in which to manage projects, while ensuring full cost tracking and document archiving.

Commenting on the announcement, Jan Patrick Schulz, CEO of the Landbell Group said: “This acquisition supports the Landbell Group’s business objective to be the global partner for product related environmental services and solutions and provides a strategic opportunity to offer additional value-added consultancy services for both existing and new customers in Europe and beyond. In H2 Compliance, we have found a perfect fit.”

H2 Compliance will retain its own brand which has recognised value across Europe and North America and will operate as a distinct independent and autonomous subsidiary of the Landbell Group, providing a separation of business interests between compliance scheme operators and consulting units within the Group. The existing senior management team of H2 Compliance, including its original founders and all current employees will be retained within the organisation. H2 Compliance operates from offices based in Ireland and the USA, along with its network of partners and associates in Europe and North America. The company has in excess of 200 clients across a broad range of industries. It has strong credentials within the pharmaceutical and medical device sector in particular.

Speaking on behalf of H2 Compliance, CEO, Grant Kinsman said: “H2 Compliance is delighted to announce that we have concluded an agreement to join the environmental specialist the Landbell Group. This is a key milestone for the business and marks the next exciting phase in the company’s development as we leverage being part of the wider Landbell Group to accelerate our growth and scale globally in the provision of trusted environmental and chemical regulatory advice.”

Together, the Landbell Group and H2 Compliance are confident this acquisition will appeal to customers who will see the resulting benefits in terms of new services, expertise and cost efficiencies.

 

About Landbell Group
The German-based recycling specialist, Landbell Group, was founded in 1995. Landbell works closely with customers and manages various compliance schemes, consults in various environmental areas, runs individual take-back solutions across countries and provides sophisticated software solutions. With various compliance and take-back schemes, the Landbell Group oversees the disposal of packaging, electrical and electronic equipment as well as batteries and photovoltaic modules across national borders.
In total, the Landbell Group provides compliance to 30 countries (27 European Union countries as well as Norway, Switzerland and Israel) to enable customers to comply with various legal regulations worldwide and to fulfil their extended producer responsibilities.
For more information on the Landbell Group, please visit www.landbell.de

Press Contact: DWR eco
Tel: +49 30 609 819 504
Email: presse@dwr-eco.com
About H2 Compliance
The Irish based chemical regulatory compliance specialist, H2 Compliance, was founded in 2006 as an independent service provider. The company’s goal and vision is to provide leading chemical regulatory compliance services and stewardship solutions across Europe, North America and beyond.
H2 Compliance was established in response to the European Union’s Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 on registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals, known and referred to as “REACH”. H2 Compliance provides full REACH, CLP (regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging), GHS (Globally Harmonised System of classification and labelling of chemicals) and other related stewardship services to clients requiring chemical compliance in the EU, North America and in the future globally.
For more information on H2 Compliance, please visit www.h2compliance.com
Press Contact: Frans Van Cauwelaert, Wilson Hartnell
Tel: +353 1 669 0030 / +353 87 9476743
Email: frans.vancauwelaert@ogilvy.com

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Five Substances Added to the Candidate List http://www.h2compliance.com/five-substancecandidate-list/ http://www.h2compliance.com/five-substancecandidate-list/#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:52:50 +0000 http://www.h2compliance.com/?p=2728 ECHA added five new substances to the candidate list in December. These five substances were included in the candidate list because they are either carcinogenic, very-persistent very-bioaccumulative or toxic to reproduction. Inclusion in the candidate may ultimately result in the substances being subject to Authorisation in the EU. If you have any queries in relation […]

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ECHA added five new substances to the candidate list in December.services-icon-cosmetics

These five substances were included in the candidate list because they are either carcinogenic, very-persistent very-bioaccumulative or toxic to reproduction. Inclusion in the candidate may ultimately result in the substances being subject to Authorisation in the EU.
If you have any queries in relation to potential new regulatory obligations your company may have as a result this update please contact our experts at info@h2compliance.com.

 

1,3-propanesultone 214-317-9 1120-71-4
2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-(5-chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol (UV-327) 223-383-8 3864-99-1
2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol (UV-350) 253-037-1 36437-37-3
Nitrobenzene 202-716-0 98-95-3
Perfluorononan-1-oic-acid and its sodium and ammonium salts 206-801-3 375-95-1

21049-39-8

4149-60-4

http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table

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2015-A year in brief http://www.h2compliance.com/2015-a-year-in-brief/ http://www.h2compliance.com/2015-a-year-in-brief/#respond Mon, 21 Dec 2015 09:42:52 +0000 http://www.h2compliance.com/?p=2714 As another year closes in we take a look back at some of the items making headlines in the Chemical Regulatory world. January- ECHA launches REACH 2018, a countdown to Registration campaign and announces its commitment to support all stakeholders particularly SMEs through the process. February- Canada implements GHS March- ECHA reports on the dossier evaluation process. The […]

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As another year closes in we take a look back at some of the items making headlines in the Chemical Regulatory world.

January- ECHA launches REACH 2018, a countdown to Registration campaign and announces its commitment to support all stakeholders particularly SMEs through the process.

February- Canada implements GHS

March- ECHA reports on the dossier evaluation process. The Agency concludes that quality is improving but shortfalls still noted.

April, The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice advises in April on the long awaited ruling on the definition of an Article under REACH and the much disputed SVHC threshold of 0.1%. This advice paved the way for the EJC to rule in favour of the AG marking a landmark judgement in September.

May- H2 Compliance attended ECHAs 10th Stakeholders Day in Helsinki in May. ECHA addressed over 500 participants, predictably focusing on the 2018 deadline and Authorisation applications.

June- ECHA releases its first Beta Version of IUCLID 6 in June, while 2 new SVHCs are added to the Candidate List
ECHA recommends a further 15 substances for Authorisation.

July- the EU Commission holds their publication and commits to publishing a simplification process in 2016.

September-A proposal to add 7 new substances to ECHAs candidate list is launched as a public consultation in September.

November- A Public consultation to add 11 new SVHCs to the Authorisation list is launched in November.

December-ECHA updates it’s guidance on Substances in Articles to align it with the EJC ruling in September, and proposes more SVHCs for the Candidate List

 

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Norway and Sweden Find Lack of Hazard Information in Car Care Products http://www.h2compliance.com/2712-2/ http://www.h2compliance.com/2712-2/#respond Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:38:32 +0000 http://www.h2compliance.com/?p=2712 Recent studies published by Norwegian and Swedish environmental agencies have heavily criticized the packaging and labelling of many car care products that are sold in both countries. The inspection report by Norway’s Environment Directorate showed that nine out of ten imported articles are labelled incorrectly. For example, many of them are inadequately child-proofed. The Norwegians […]

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services-icon-glpRecent studies published by Norwegian and Swedish environmental agencies have heavily criticized the packaging and labelling of many car care products that are sold in both countries.

The inspection report by Norway’s Environment Directorate showed that nine out of ten imported articles are labelled incorrectly. For example, many of them are inadequately child-proofed. The Norwegians examined a total of 119 articles, including automotive paints, polishes, and cleaners.

The Swedish authority KEMI, discovered similar issues with these products. They also found that some articles sold on the Internet had no safety or risk labelling at all. KEMI examined products from 40 manufacturers, importers, and dealers. Most of the anti-rust agents, sealants, cleaners, and car waxes violated CLP rules. Read more here.

If you have any questions on the above information or on the CLP Regulation and your obligations to classify and label substances and mixtures placed on the EU market,  for more information please contact H2 Compliance at info@h2compliance.com

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