Monthly Archives: October 2019

EU Commission Updates Test Methods for REACH

The EU Commission has issued Regulation 2019/1390 and amended test methods. The reasons for the change are the new testing methods of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). According to Article 13 Section 2 of Regulation 1907/2006, the test methods are … Continue reading

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ECHA Recommends 18 Chemicals for the REACH Authorization List

The ECHA has recommended to the EU Commission that it include 18 chemicals in Annex XIV (Authorization List) of REACH. Because of their properties, all the substances are harmful to human health or the environment. The list currently contains 43 chemicals. A public consultation last year preceded the ECHA … Continue reading

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Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation: EU Member States Agree to a Delay in Deadlines for Mixtures

At the CARACAL meeting in September, the member states of the EU approved a draft regulation of the EU Commission. According to the draft, the reporting deadline for mixtures used by consumers will be postponed a year – from January 1, 2020 … Continue reading

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Industry Associations Criticize Planned Amendments to Annexes VI–XI of REACH

The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and Concawe, the consortium of leading European oil companies, have criticized the plans of the EU Commission to modify Annexes VI–XI of REACH. The Annexes cover the data requirements for chemicals. The changes to the … Continue reading

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EU Commission Restricts the Use of Diisocyanates

The EU Commission is supplementing Annex XVII of REACH and restricting the use of diisocyanates. The Commission notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the proposed restriction on September 16. The restriction is to take effect at the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020. At that time, a … Continue reading

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Safety Data Sheets: Ongoing Consultation on Proposed Changes to Annex II of REACH

The European Commission has scheduled a feedback period from September 12 to October 10 on its proposed changes to Annex II of REACH. The changes relate to the requirements for safety data sheets (SDS) and are to apply as of January 1, 2020. What … Continue reading

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