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EU Draft Regulation for Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation: Reporting Period for Mixtures Postponed

The EU Commission has reacted to calls from industry associations (see: Poison Centers: ECHA Opens Submission Portal for Hazardous Mixtures), and prepared a new draft regulation. According to the draft, the reporting period for mixtures used by consumers is being moved from January … Continue reading

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EU Modifies the Cosmetics Products Regulation

On May 22, 2019, the EU Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/831 that modifies Annexes II, III and V of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 in the Official Journal of the EU. The modifications include the addition of 226 carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reproductive toxic substances to Annex II of the Cosmetics Products Regulation. With the modifications, the EU, … Continue reading

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Hazardous Chemicals in Toys: Member States Urge Quick EU Action

The ministers of eleven member states of the EU (Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden) are urging stricter threshold values for hazardous chemicals in toys. In a joint letter to Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs, the ministers … Continue reading

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ECHA Action Plan: Screen All REACH Data by 2027

The ECHA and the EU Commission plan to screen all data on chemicals in quantities greater than one ton by 2027. That announcement was made by ECHA executive director Björn Hansen at an event sponsored by Chemical Watch held in … Continue reading

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EU Countries Inspect Products for Hazardous Chemicals

As part of two EU enforcement projects, inspectors have examined products across the EU for the presence of hazardous chemicals. The first project monitors compliance with Regulation No. 528/2012 on the marketing and use of biocide products. In the second project, government agencies examine products imported into the … Continue reading

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EU Amends PIC Regulation Annexes

The EU Commission has modified Annexes I and V of EU Regulation No. 649/2012 of July 4, 2012 on the import and export of hazardous chemicals. The material that has been supplemented and changed (Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/330 of December 11, 2018) affects Carbofuran (insecticide, acaricide, and nematicide), Trichlorfon, Fipronil (insecticide), short-chained chlorinated paraffins, and tributyltin compounds.  … Continue reading

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For the First Time, EU Rejects an Authorization Request for Use of a Substance of Very High Concern

As part of a meeting of the REACH committee in mid-February, the member states of the EU have rejected the application of a company (a specialist in surface technology) that wanted to use sodium dichromate for special handling of surfaces. The products involved are instruments … Continue reading

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