The Russian State Agency for Industry Information System (GISP) launched the “Chemical Inventory in the Russian Federation” Service. The inventory of chemicals is part of a set of measures aimed at industry to help prepare for the implementation of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union “On Chemical Product Safety” (EAEU TR 041/2017) in […]
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The second draft of the proposed new chemical law, which is intended to replace the existing Hazardous Substance Act (HSA) was released by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It stipulates that Only Representative (OR’s) based in Thailand will need to be appointed by overseas companies. The date for release for this update is not […]
Following the pre-registration deadline for existing biocidal active substances in June 2019, South-Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) have announced draft deadlines for full approval under K-BPR. The final deadlines will be announced on the 31st December. The most common substance / product-type combinations (i.e. disinfectants and insecticides) have the earliest approval deadline of December 2022 […]
Methylene chloride is currently being evaluated under TSCA and a draft risk evaluation was released in October 2019, which evaluated 72 conditions of use for the chemical. Methylene chloride is a volatile chemical that is used as a solvent for various purposes in industrial, commercial, and consumer settings. It is mainly used for paint removal, […]
We are pleased to announce that our membership of REACHReady has been renewed for another year. With this membership, you can assured that we are a reputable and reliable service provider. You can read more in our previous post or by visiting the REACHReady website.
Recently, six chemicals were identified by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) in California and were added to the Proposition 65 list on September 13, 2019. The chemicals have been classified by IARC as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”. These chemicals include: 2-Amino-4-Chlorophenol (used to make dyes and other chemicals) 2-Chloronitrobenzene (used as a […]
A draft risk evaluation for N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) was published in November 2019 and evaluated 30 potential uses of NMP. The EPA evaluation characterized unreasonable risks associated with acute and chronic inhalation and dermal exposure to NMP. NMP is used in adhesives and adhesive removers, sealants, paints and removers, and degreasers. The document focuses on worker […]
H2 Compliance attended ECHA’s dedicated SCIP workshop on 12th November, discussing the practical implementation of the upcoming SCIP database on hazardous substances in articles. The purpose of the SCIP database is to reduce content of hazardous substances in materials and products (including recycled materials), and to contribute to the circular economy on the use of […]
Companies must provide more information on nanomaterials on the EU market under the REACH Regulation by 1st January 2020. It is important that potential registrants familiarise themselves with the new legal requirements and ensure that they are ready. https://echa.europa.eu/-/get-ready-for-new-reach-requirements-for-nanomaterials The definition of a nanomaterial (2011/696/EU Recommendation on the definition of a nanomaterial) is as follows:- […]
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