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Russia commences compilation of inventory

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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Thailand publishes second draft of new chemical law

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 […]

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South-Korea announces draft deadlines for registration of Biocides

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 […]

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Draft risk evaluation for Methylene chloride

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, […]

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Six chemicals added to the Prop 65 list

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 […]

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Draft risk evaluation for N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)

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 […]

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SCIP update

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 […]

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Upcoming nanoforms deadline – 1st January 2020

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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Statewide strategy on chemicals management in United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) held a preliminary meeting on a statewide strategy on chemicals management on 28 July 2019. It’s aim was to activate the strategy and mechanisms for implementing the country’s National Strategy for Integrated Chemicals Management. The strategy is designed to strengthen the relevant legislative frameworks and the bodies concerned with licensing […]

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