12 April 2022
Clicks 161 Tags: Authorisation
On 11 Apr. 2022, the European Commission has added 5 substances into the Authorised List by adopting the Commission Regulation COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2022/586 of 8 April 2022 regarding amending Annex XIV to REACH Regulation. This amendments will take effect from 1 May 2022. So far, a total of 59 substances are subject to authorization. The newly added entries are as follows: Entry Nr Substance Intrinsic property(ies) referred to in Article 57 Transitional arrangements Ex ...
12 April 2022
Clicks 139 Tags: Restriction
On April 6 2022, ECHA and the Member States have assessed a group of 148 bisphenols and recommended that more than 30 bisphenols need to be restricted due to their potential hormonal or reprotoxic effects. Many bisphenols are known endocrine disrupters both for human health and the environment and may lead to exposures to both professionals and consumers. Bisphenols are mostly used as intermediates in the manufacture of polymers or polymer resins, such as polycarbonate plast ...
9 March 2022
Clicks 282 Tags: SVHC
On 4 Mar. 2022, ECHA has released a proposal on identifying N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide as a substance of very high concern for its carcinogenicity (Article 57a) and mutagenicity (Article 57b). This proposal is still under public consultations, interesting parties may send their comments to ECHA before 19 Apr. 2022.The substance will be added into the SVHC Candidate List after it passes the public consultation. ...
25 February 2022
Clicks 249 Tags: SVHC
In the end of January 2022, the European Commission has formally voted on whether to add resorcinol into SVHC Candidate List. Results show that most of the member states agree to list this substance as SVHC due to its endocrine disrupting properties. According to the majority rule, resorcinol will finally be added into the SVHC Candidate List. Background Earlier in February 2022, France has submitted to the European Chemicals Agency a dossier for the identification of resorc ...
19 January 2022
Clicks 692 Tags: SVHC
17 Jan. 2022, ECHA has added 4 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 223 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Detailed information of the eight substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses 6,6'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-methylenedi-p-cresol 204-327-1 119-47-1 Toxic for reproduction (Artic ...
8 December 2021
Clicks 480 Tags: REACH
On 23 December 2021, the European Union has released the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2021/2045 to amend the Entry 4-7 (DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP) to REACH Annex XIV. The amendments are as follows: Entry Nr Substance Intrinsic property(ies) referred to in Article 57 Transitional arrangements Exempted (categories of) uses Review periods Latest application date Sunset date 4 Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) EC No: 204-211-0 CAS No: 117-81-7 Toxic for reproduction (category 1B) E ...
16 September 2021
Clicks 647 Tags: SVHC
3 Sep. 2021, ECHA has released a proposal for eight chemical substances to be identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Member States or ECHA, on request of the European Commission, may propose a substance to be identified as an SVHC by preparing a dossier in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex XV to REACH. All interested parties are invited to submit comments on such reports during the consultation. The proposal is now under public consultation and ...
16 September 2021
Clicks 530 Tags: SCIP
ECHA has published the SCIP Database. It is EU’s first public database of substances of very high concern in products. It aims to allow consumers to make more informed purchasing choices and help waste operators to further develop the re-use of articles and the recycling of materials. Around 6 000 companies across the European Union have successfully complied with their new duty to notify ECHA about products containing substances of very high concern, SVHCs. The SCIP datab ...
18 August 2021
Clicks 1614 Tags: REACH
6 Aug. 2021, EU Commission has released the Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1297 of 4 August 2021 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards perfluorocarboxylic acids containing 9 to 14 carbon atoms in the chain (C9-C14 PFCAs), their salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances. The regulation will take effect the 20th day after its release. In Annex XVII, entry 68 is replaced by the following: 68. Linear and bran ...
10 August 2021
Clicks 933 Tags: REACH
Recently, Amazon has strictly inspected declaration of REACH conformity or heavy metal testing reports of Amazon Europe products. Products that have not submitted relevant documents within the specified time will face the risk of being suppressed. Earlier, Amazon issued an important notice requiring sellers to provide declaration of REACH conformity or heavy metal testing reports. The notice states that if you sell products on Amazon Europe, you must comply with all applicab ...
9 July 2021
Clicks 862 Tags: SVHC
8 Jul. 2021, ECHA has added 8 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 219 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Eight substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers - - Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c) Cleaning ...
28 June 2021
Clicks 722 Tags: Authorisation
18 June 2021, the European Commission has submitted a notification on amending Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation and proposed to include 5 additional substances into the REACH Authorization List. These five substances are: Entry No. Substance Intrinsic property(ies) referred to in Article 57 Lastest Application Date Sunset Date Exempted Uses 55 Tetraethyllead EC No.: 201-075-4 CAS No.: 78-00-2 Toxic to Reproduction (Category 1A) 18 months after entry into force of this amend ...
15 June 2021
Clicks 795 Tags: SVHC
1 Jun. 2021, European Union has proposed to identify resorcinol (CAS No.: 108-46-3, EC No.: 203-585-2) and submitted G/TBT/N/EU/803 notification to WTO. France submitted to the European Chemicals Agency on 25 Feb. 2020, a dossier for the identification of resorcinol as a substance of very high concern due to its endocrine disrupting properties. However, as the Member State Committee did not reach unanimous agreement on the endocrine disrupting properties of resorcinol, this ...
30 April 2021
Clicks 757 Tags: REACH POP
Recently, ECHA Enforcement Forum agreed that its major enforcement project planned for 2022 (REF-10) will focus on integrated controls of consumer products. The Forum agreed that inspectors will be able to check whether products comply with many different restrictions for hazardous substances under REACH and POPs. Specific types of material such as rubber, plastic or textiles, are subject to the duties under REACH and POPs. In this way each product can be controlled by sever ...
15 April 2021
Clicks 637 Tags: REACH Authorisation
ECHA recommends for the European Commission to add seven substances, including the cyclosiloxanes D4, D5 and D6, to the Authorisation List. Once on the list, companies will need to apply for authorisation to continue using them. These substances have been added into the SVHC Candidate List on 27 Jun. 2018 as the 19th batch. List of the seven substances are as follows: # Substance Name EC No. CAS No. SVHC-relevant intrinsic property Examples of uses in the scope of authorisat ...
15 March 2021
Clicks 482 Tags: SVHC
9 March 2021, ECHA has released a proposal for eight chemical substances to be identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Member States or ECHA, on request of the European Commission, may propose a substance to be identified as an SVHC by preparing a dossier in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex XV to REACH. All interested parties are invited to submit comments on such reports during the consultation. The proposal is now under public consultation an ...
20 January 2021
Clicks 783 Tags: SVHC
19 Jan. 2021, ECHA has added 2 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The additions include two substances that are toxic to reproduction. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 211 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation on 19 Jan 2021: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether 205-594- ...
13 November 2020
Clicks 633 Tags: REACH
National enforcement authorities and customs inspectors in 16 Member States checked almost 1 400 products and more than 300 (23 %) found to be non-compliant with certain obligations under REACH and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations. The majority of checks addressed compliance with REACH restriction obligations, focusing on the presence of the restricted substances cadmium, lead and nickel in articles. Of the 1225 checks for restricted substances, ...
13 November 2020
Clicks 667 Tags: SCIP
Helsinki, 28 October 2020, ECHA has launched the SCIP database and companies can submit data on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in their articles. In accordance with the requirements of the Waste Framework Directive, companies can submit their data as of 5 January 2021. Consumers and waste operators can access and use the data from February 2021 onwards. Major Updates to SCIP Database In February 2020, ECHA has launched the prototype, which allows companies to get fa ...
3 July 2020
Clicks 689 Tags: REACH
The Enforcement Forum agreed that its major enforcement project planned for 2022 (REF-10) will focus on integrated checks of products that control several duties from different pieces of legislation – mostly related to articles, but also to mixtures. Most of the products are expected to be consumer products. Inspectors will check that the products comply with restrictions for selected hazardous substances under REACH. The controls will also check whether products comply wi ...
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