Recent in REACH (page 2 of 3)
Dec 17, 2008
The European Commission has addressed chemicals that do not have established EINECS numbers--an issue that is known to affect non-EU cosmetics firms in particular. In related news, the ECHA announced an opening for chair of its risk assessment committee.
Dec 2, 2008 | Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
The industry has met the end of the REACH preregistration phase. However, it will not stop meeting new challenges as it attempts to comply with the demands posed by future phases.
Nov 26, 2008 | David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
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.
Nov 18, 2008 | Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
Within REACH it is considered essential to regulate Substances of Very High Concern, as the effects on humans and the environment can be serious and often irreversible.
Oct 7, 2008
In a Sept. 19 news alert, the ECHA noted that some pre-registrations may not be valid, primarily because phase-in obligations were not fulfilled, or the Only Representative status did not comply with provisions of the REACH regulation.
Sep 17, 2008
The International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) has released its REACH "Substitute It Now" (SIN) list including cosmetic chemicals that several NGO groups urge companies replace.
Sep 8, 2008
The REACH substance inventory was created using a spreadsheet, and its consistent and precise transfer quickly made it an important management tool for REACH compliance processes.
Aug 11, 2008
This column will update earlier issues with information that has been published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) or other parties involved in the REACH procedures.
Jun 30, 2008
The "REACH-IT" portal was up and running on June 1, 2008, and almost 5,000 data files for pre-registration were submitted during the first week; however, problems were encountered.
May 20, 2008
June 1, 2008, marks the day when the European Chemicals Agency will start managing all activities for the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances in Europe.
May 15, 2008
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced it will conduct a completeness check of registration dossiers under REACH within three weeks of their submission.
Apr 8, 2008
Substances occurring in nature are exempt from registration, evaluation and downstream user obligations if they are not chemically modified or classified as dangerous...