REACH and ECHA communications – reminder for the vacation season

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REACH and ECHA communications – reminder for the vacation season

August 29th, 2017

REACH registrants, particularly those in a Lead Registrant role, would be well advised to consider their arrangements during the summer holiday period to ensure any incoming emails from ECHA will not be overlooked. Contrary to the expectations of some companies, REACH work is not ‘complete’... read more »

REACH and Post-Brexit UK

March 30th, 2017

While the United Kingdom has formally begun the wider process of withdrawing from the European Union, the status of EU-level chemical legislation in the UK after Brexit is also being considered. PFA is following closely the House of Commons  Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry ‘The... read more »

PFA working on EC project assessing REACH

March 3rd, 2017

PFA Ltd and PFA Brussels are working on a project assessing the impacts of REACH Authorisation for the EC (DG Growth). The project is led by eftec, with Apeiron Team and The Economics Interface. The aim is to find out about the cost and benefits of the... 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 »

Are your plans in place for the 2018 REACH Registration deadline?

May 31st, 2016

Are your plans in place for the 2018 REACH Registration deadline? It is now three years since registrants were actively submitting documentation for the close date for registration of ‘phase-in’ substances in the 100-1000 t range (‘Phase 2’) in May 2013.At that time, the... read more »

Improvements in alternative methods for skin corrosion testing

April 22nd, 2016

A tiered system for skin corrosion and irritation testing, employing in vitro models, is an established part of the current OECD testing strategy used for REACH. The approach allows for the discrimination between substances which are not classified and those which require classification as... read more »

How to Find Out about the Chemicals You’re Exposed to

February 16th, 2016

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has changed the way that information on chemicals is presented on their website.ECHA is responsible for managing and assessment of the dossiers that manufacturers and importers must submit on chemicals (“substances”) in the EU under the REACH Regulation (EC)... 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 »

HBCDD – ECHA committees recommend authorisation under REACH: PFA’s strong input to a landmark decision

March 16th, 2015

Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) will require authorisation to be used in the EU after August 21st 2015 (the ‘sunset date’) under the REACH Regulation. This is because of HBCDD’s persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) properties. A key use for HBCDD is as a flame retardant in expanded... 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 »