Recent in REACH (page 1 of 3)
Jun 22, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to implement a law that is an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Update includes comments from IFRANA's president and CEO.
Jun 20, 2013
While this column will not focus on REACH legislation, it does report on several critical areas related to REACH that were discussed at REACH in the Pre-registration Window and Beyond.
Jul 20, 2010 | Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
Responsibility for the enforcement of REACH lies with the EU Member States and is divided into two pillars—the catalogue of penalties applicable for infringements and a system of official controls.
Dec 16, 2009
At its Dec. 8-10, 2009, meeting, the ECHA's Forum determined that the next REACH enforcement project will be to inspect formulators of mixtures who are the first level downstream users in the supply chain.
Nov 16, 2009 | Annelie Struessman, PhD, CONUSBAT
Beginning with this column, Annelie Struessmann, PhD, will no longer focus solely on REACH regulation, but will be expanding her topics to encompass a variety of regulatory issues occurring in the European Union. Although Struessmann's columns may discuss REACH, as this feature does, future columns also will touch upon other hot button issues in the EU regulation of personal care raw materials.
Sep 22, 2009 | Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
Within REACH, downstream user responsibilities for risk management measures arise when an eSDS is received from a chemical supplier with an annexed ES.
Aug 19, 2009 | Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
For each exposure scenario (ES), an exposure estimation and risk characterization must be included in the chemical safety report to demonstrate the risks are controlled. The ES must be annexed to the safety data sheet.
Jun 30, 2009 | Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
The statutory basis for safety data sheets (SDSs) is laid down in Article 31 of REACH, and Annex II details the requirements for the compilation of an SDS in accordance with this article.
Jun 10, 2009 | Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
Substance Information Exchange Forums (SIEFs) are operational and critical for data-sharing and the subsequent preparation of joint registration dossiers. A SIEF is established when companies have agreed that their substance is the same.
May 5, 2009 | Annelie Struessman, PhD, CONUSBAT
In a fact sheet dated Apr. 24, 2009, the ECHA reminded REACH preregistrants that it is urgent to become involved in SIEF activities as soon as possible since deadlines for registration are extremely tight.
Apr 7, 2009 | Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
EU member states are expected to establish penalties for anticipated REACH infringements and ensure their implementation. Since the deadline to establish penalities has passed with only partial participation, the ECHA has provided a forum to assist member states with this process.
Mar 23, 2009 | Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
In order to avoid duplication of tests, the REACH regulation requires the exchange of data among the potential registrants in a substance information exchange forum (SIEF). The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) has published a methodology to facilitate the start of the activities required by the SIEF and a project schedule.