Chemical Regulation and Brexit Advisory Forum, 23 March 2018

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Chemical Regulation and Brexit Advisory Forum, 23 March 2018

April 3rd, 2018

Peter Fisk recently participated in a meeting of the Chemical Regulation and Brexit Advisory Forum, organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The meeting gathered insights from RSC members involved in regulatory affairs concerning the changes resulting from the UK leaving the EU.... read more »

New EDC criteria and guidance from ECHA

January 22nd, 2018

Recently ECHA has published draft human health assessment and evaluation guidance for biocidal products. This new document is intended to complement the European Commission’s proposed criteria for identification of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), and will be applicable to both biocides and pesticides. The draft... read more »

Does your exposure assessment leave you exposed?

May 31st, 2017

In REACH dossier and substance evaluations, the authorities are focussing increasingly on exposure scenarios. Registrants are already receiving demands for additional information on exposure and risk reduction measures. This is expected to increase in future! Both human and environmental exposure are under scrutiny. Any parameters... read more »

Environmental assessment of ‘upstream’ sites – an opportunity to co-ordinate

September 5th, 2016

REACH takes a generic approach to exposure assessment, working on a substance-by-substance basis. A precautionary approach is intrinsic to the methodology, meaning that refinement or control are often necessary.Industry associations for different chemicals sectors have been active in preparing SPERCs. These are still intended... read more »

CLP Regulation in full effect

September 10th, 2015

The Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP; Regulation (EC) 1272/2008) has been in force since January 2009. On 1st June 2015 it came into full effect. The previous legislation, the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD; Directive 67/548/EEC) and Dangerous Preparations Directive (DPD; Directive 1999/45/EC), are... read more »

ECHA read-across assessment framework – ‘RAAF’

June 2nd, 2015

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has, after several years consultation with industry, published a document describing the approaches it uses for the assessment of read-across in human health toxicology for REACH. The document is available here. The document is unusual because it gives detailed insight... read more »

Conference report: SETAC Europe 2015

May 18th, 2015

The Society of Environmental Toxicity and Chemistry The Society of Environmental Toxicity and Chemistry (SETAC) held its annual conference from May 3rd to May 7th. There were about 2500 delegates attending a wide range of sessions. Of particular note was session on substances that are difficult to... read more »

ECHA evaluation report for year 2014 published

April 7th, 2015

ECHA summary for the year 2014 – ‘Evaluation under REACH Progress Report 2014’ - is now available on the ECHA website. The annual report includes useful summaries of the status, statistics and developments in the past year and highlights important issues to registrants, regulatory... read more »

New Year 2015 and REACH-Related Forecasts

January 7th, 2015

In the year 2015 it will be important for smaller companies to commit to action for the 2018 REACH deadline for substances up to 100 tonnes per year (phase 3).  Testing to support phase 1 and phase 2 registrations is still in full swing,... read more »

Requirements of classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals set to change

August 7th, 2014

Classification and labelling are an important means by which hazards of chemicals are communicated by suppliers to users. Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (the ‘CLP Regulation’) sets out important rules, including criteria for identification and diagrams for communication of the hazards. For suppliers of substances,... read more »