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20

Mar 2019

REACH: Six New SVHCs are added to the Candidate List

On 20, Mar 2019 | In News @en, REACH | By Lisa Schmidt

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the new REACH Candidate List on January 15, 2019: Six Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) were added to the list. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern for authorization now contains 197 substances.

The newly added substances are used in various applications. For instance, Benzo[k]fluoranthene, Fluoranthene, Phenanthrene and Pyrene are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and are therefore referred to as PAHs. They could occur in polymers, as well as caoutchouc.
2,2-bis(4′-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane is used in glue, paint and the production of polymers.
1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene)bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one is used as UV-filter in sunscreen and other cosmetic products.

Link to the ECHA website:

https://echa.europa.eu/-/six-new-substances-added-to-the-candidate-list

17

Jan 2019

ECHA publishes updated Candidate List

On 17, Jan 2019 | In News @en, REACH | By Lisa Schmidt

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published the new REACH Candidate List on January 15, 2019: Six Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) were added to the list. The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for Authorization now contains 197 substances.

Link to the ECHA website:

https://echa.europa.eu/-/six-new-substances-added-to-the-candidate-list

22

Nov 2018

Turkey REACH: First substance restrictions as of end of year

On 22, Nov 2018 | In News @en, REACH | By Lisa Schmidt

The new chemicals regulation KKDIK, the so-called Turkish REACH, was officially published on 23 June 2017 and came into force exactly six months later, on 23 December 2017.

Substantial changes that will in turn affect some industries come into effect as of 31.12.2018. One element involves the restrictions that will apply to 20 substances and substance groups. The other aspect relates to the restrictions on the use and placing on the market of over 1000 substances of the carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic substances, defined in entries 28, 29 and 30 of Annex 17 of the Turkish Chemicals Ordinance. Further substance restrictions will then apply as of 31.12.2019, 31.12.2021 and 31.12.2022.

Preparations are currently underway in Turkey for pre-registration, which are expected to commence by 31.12.2020. The deadline for the registration itself is 31.12.2023

22

Oct 2018

ECHA Published New Candidate List

On 22, Oct 2018 | In News @en, REACH | By Lisa Schmidt

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) published an update of the Candidate List under REACH on June 27, 2018: Ten new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) were added to the list. The Candidate List of SVHCs for authorization has gone up to 191 substances.

The use of a Substance of Very High Concern in an article may require information obligations according to Art. 33 and notification obligations according to Art. 7.

Link to ECHA’s Website: www.echa.europa.eu/-/ten-new-substances-added-to-the-candidate-list

 

19

Jul 2018

REACH – Future challenges after registration deadline of 31 May 2018

On 19, Jul 2018 | In News @en, REACH | By Lisa Schmidt

The final deadline for substance registration under REACH of May 31, 2018 was a mere deadline for registering a specific tonnage band. However, other obligations under REACH will remain unchanged.

These include, for example, authorization of substances as well as information requirements in the supply chain. The REACH Candidate list has to be monitored in this regard. New substance restrictions have to be considered, too.

Regarding registration, there are also tasks concerning all existing registration dossiers, as they are to be maintained and kept up to date. Besides, the registrants should take time after having submitted registration dossiers to finalize the cooperation with co-registrants and initiate, for example, a cost check of Letter of Access (LoA) or discuss conditions of data sharing in the future.

Finally, the registration deadlines were set for already existing substances on the market, but the chemical industry is a very dynamic field where new substances could be created and will have to be registered as well.

For more information on REACH, please contact us: info@1cc-consulting.com.

27

Mar 2018

REACH: Strategies and Minimum Criteria for Enforcement of Chemical Regulations published

On 27, Mar 2018 | In News @en, REACH | By Lisa Schmidt

ECHA’s Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement recently published its “Strategies and minimum criteria for enforcement of chemical regulations”. The Forum is a network of authorities responsible for the enforcement of the REACH, CLP and PIC regulations in the EU, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Amongst other elements, the document features a ranking list of prioritization of controls based on REACH (and CLP) duties provided by the Member States. With respect to the priorities in the area of REACH, the ranking list encompasses the following actions to be taken by companies:

1. Information in the supply chain
2. Restrictions on the use of hazardous substances
3. Registration of all substances and those in mixtures
4. Relevant information for imported goods
5. Authorization for certain use of hazardous substances
6. Obligation to communicate information on critical substances in articles
7. Registration and notification of critical substances in articles

It is worth noting that non-compliance in the product-/chemical area can lead to considerable fines and/or penalties.

According to this list, Art. 33 of the REACH Regulation is ranked 6th in the list of enforcement priorities. Essential legal requirements related to supply chain transparency (and regarding Art. 33 specifically) can be found in the annex of the document.

1cc offers support and assistance with regard to your obligations within the REACH legislation and can provide help with communication tasks.

For more information, contact us at info@1cc-consulting.com.

19

Mar 2018

REACH: Registration Deadline on May 31, 2018: Important Hints and Considerations

On 19, Mar 2018 | In News @en, REACH | By Lisa Schmidt

In light of the upcoming registration deadline on May 31, 2018, companies that fail to register their substances under REACH are left with few options. In accordance with the principle “no data, no market” (Art. 5 REACH Regulation), it is recommended to register substances on time, when possible. Pre-registrations with compliant dossiers will become invalid and SIEFs inactive after the submission deadline (May 31st). Registrations submitted after June 1st will undergo more complex inquiry procedures.

It is important to note that selling stocks of unregistered substances produced in, or imported into the EU/EEA before the deadline can be risky, because downstream users may not be willing to use them.

However, ECHA provides assistance to registrants facing exceptional situations defined as follows:

  • Lack of necessary data (on substances in mixtures, unavailability of data required in annexes VII and VIII),
  • legal entity changes,
  • failure of the lead registrant to complete his obligations before the deadline,
  • SIEF without an EU manufacturer

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact info@1cc-consulting.com.

18

Mar 2018

ECHA Published New Candidate List

On 18, Mar 2018 | In News @en, REACH | By Lisa Schmidt

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has published an update of the Candidate List under REACH on January 15, 2018: Seven new substances of very high concern (SVHC) were added to the list. For Bisphenol-A, the already existing entry was updated.
The Candidate List of SVHCs for authorization now contains 181 substances.


Link to ECHA´s Website: https://echa.europa.eu/de/candidate-list-table

18

Jan 2018

ECHA Published New Candidate List

On 18, Jan 2018 | In News @en, REACH | By Lisa Schmidt

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has published an update of the Candidate List under REACH on January 15, 2018: Seven new substances of very high concern (SVHC) were added to the list. For Bisphenol-A, the already existing entry was updated.
The Candidate List of SVHCs for authorization now contains 181 substances.


Link to ECHA´s Website: https://echa.europa.eu/de/candidate-list-table

13

Jul 2017

ECHA Published New Candidate List

On 13, Jul 2017 | In News @en, REACH | By Lisa Schmidt

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has added the substance PFHxS to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). Entries for bisphenol A and four phthalates have been updated in order to include endocrine-disrupting properties for human health. The Candidate List was published on July 10, 2017 by ECHA and now contains 174 substances.

Perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) belongs to the group of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). PFHxS was identified as a very persistent and very bioaccumulative substance according to REACH Article 57 e. The substance may be used as a plasticiser, lubricant, surfactant, wetting agent, corrosion inhibitor and in fire-fighting foams. More information under https://echa.europa.eu/-/one-new-substance-added-to-the-candidate-list

 

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