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REACH Fees Shrink for SMEs

Last year, a review of Europe’s REACH regulation concluded that complying with REACH regulation obligations posed a disproportionate cost burden on Small to Mid-sized Enterprises, or SMEs, relative to the burden of larger companies. Depending on the size of the … Continue reading

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REACH Review Published

So, after 5 years of REACH regulation, what is the public perception of chemicals in Europe? The European Commission ran a “Eurobarometer” survey on the public perception of chemicals. The target sample size in most countries was 1,000 interviews. In total, … Continue reading

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Korea’s REACH Chemical Law

In February 2011, the South Korean Ministry of the Environment released a draft of “the Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals.” The Ministry of Environment is the South Korean branch of government charged with environmental protection. The present … Continue reading

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REACH: 54 New Substances!

Some 54 new substances have been added to the Candidate List under Europe’s REACH regulation. Download the complete list (136 substances) for your records and reference.  (No registration required to download a copy.) The legal obligations that companies may have … Continue reading

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China Chemical Registration

As of March 1, 2013, the following must obtain an appropriate Registration Certificate for Environmental Management Registration for Hazardous Chemicals in China: newly established companies that produce hazardous chemicals companies using hazardous chemicals for production purposes companies importing or exporting … Continue reading

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ECHA Modifies REACH Tonnage Calculations

In REACH news, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has modified its methodology for calculating “total tonnage” bands. Make a note of it if you haven’t already. The shortcomings in the legacy calculation methodology, ECHA is saying, arose from the fact that … Continue reading

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India’s Environmental Policy for Chemicals

Last April we wrote about India’s new manufacturing policy. They needed one then, and some say still do. Manufacturing in the land of cumin and curry has stalled. But don’t be fooled into thinking that means manufacturing is not happening … Continue reading

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Green Chemistry, Oregon

Green Chemistry simply means: using chemistry to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous materials. The California Green Chemistry Initiative is where it all began.  It applies to goods that are made or sold in a particular US … Continue reading

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REACH News: 8 New SVHC Intentions

In REACH related news, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced recently that the Registry of Intentions of Substances of Very High Concern has been updated with eight new intentions.  The list of intentions lets companies prepare for commenting.  It also … Continue reading

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ECHA Reveals 90,000 Chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched the Public Classification and Labeling (C&L) Inventory database.  Quite notably, this is the world’s largest database of self-classified chemical-substance data. Information in the database is threshed from REACH registrations and CLP notifications so … Continue reading

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