REACH Implementation Articles

  • Ready for the future with CNOSSOS-EU!

    The Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC which appeared in 2002 raised the question among those who are “experts in noise” how noise mapping and noise action planning should be implemented throughout Europe. They all agreed that, in view of the completely different calculation methods in the European countries, the calculation results reached and exposure figures collected would ...


    By Wölfel Group

  • D.C. Circuit Remands EPA’s Cyantraniliprole Registration Decision

    On June 30, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion in Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Case No. 14-1036, resolving jurisdictional and substantive issues following complaints alleging that EPA violated Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by failing to make an effects determination or to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 12 New Substances Added To ECHA REACH Authorization List

    The European Commission (ECHA) has recently added twelve new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to its REACH Authorization List, found in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation. These latest additions take the total number of chemical substances that are subject to Authorization to 43. Background The REACH Authorization process identifies chemical substances that can have serious ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • ECHA Consults PEGs on Nanomaterial Guidance Documents

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently submitted several draft guidance documents concerning nanomaterials to Partner Expert Groups (PEG) for consultation. Following consultation with PEGs, ECHA will consult its committees and/or Forum, where relevant. The final consultation will be with the European Commission (EC) and the relevant Competent Authorities. To ensure that the guidance ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - Summit leveraged UL The Wercs to reach its goal of obtaining ISO 21469 certification

    Summit Industrial Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Klüber Lubrication, is a leading manufacturer of specialty lubricants and lubricant technology. Summit manufactures more than 5,000 products in its three North American facilities, creating and maintaining over 25,000 labels to fulfill health and safety requirements. Maintaining proper labeling for its products is paramount for Summit. ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • A systematic review of outcomes and lessons learned from general, rural, and country-specific Water Safety Plan implementations

    Water Safety Plans (WSPs) are a comprehensive risk assessment and management approach to water delivery that were internationally recommended in 2004. WSPs consist of five implementation steps, followed by evaluation. To date, approximately 90 countries have implemented WSPs; however widespread uptake is limited by lack of documented outcomes and impacts. We conducted a systematic review to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Radical Change in Supply and Demand Needed to Reach Paris Agreement

    The climate agreement reached in Paris in December 2015 was an unprecedented global achievement. Delegates from 195 countries agreed to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees C. Signatory countries submitted national climate plans—Intended National Determined Contributions (INDCs)—that will be updated every five years. As ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Top EHS Consulting Considerations for the Automotive Segment

    Knowing when and how to use EHS consulting to supplement an EHS Team can be challenging, particularly in the automotive industry. Increased globalization, shrinking budgets, and a dynamic regulatory climate mean consistent challenges for manufacturers and suppliers alike. These challenges, however, also create opportunities. Here are some EHS consulting considerations for automotive ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Unexpected Benefits of RNRG’s Global Reach

    It always amazes me when I think about how this small company in Vermont, U.S.A., has been supplying products to over 160 countries for almost 35 years. While this is an impressive statistic, it is only important if it means something to our customers. For example, why would a wind developer in India care if we are sending our data loggers to Japan? While it may not seem obvious on the surface, ...


    By NRG Systems

  • Study of national rural drinking water programme implementation during last five years (from FY 2010–2011 to 2014–2015) in state of Madhya Pradesh, India

    The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS), Government of India is entrusted with the responsibility for providing financial and technical resources for ensuring safe and sufficient drinking water in rural habitations of India. As per data available on the online portal of MDWS regarding progress of the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), out of a total 1,696,664 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EU Publishes Regulation Regarding REACH Joint Submission of Data and Data Sharing

    On January 6, 2016, the European Union (EU) published its Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/9 regarding the joint submission of data and data sharing under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) in the Official Journal of the European Union. The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Reaching economic leakage level through pressure management

    High non-revenue water (NRW) values as a percentage of system input volume form a serious problem that many water utilities worldwide have to confront nowadays. There are ways to mitigate the effect by adopting strategies with short- and long-term results. Water pressure management (PM) is one of the most efficient and effective NRW reduction strategies. To calculate pressure management of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Can nations reach a strong agreement at COP 21?

    As the Paris climate talks draw closer, a look at what needs to happen for the negotiations to succeed. 2015 is a pivotal year with respect to climate change as growing concern about impacts converges with a critical stage in the decades-long process of shaping an international agreement to alter our trajectory. In preparation for the 21st gathering of the Conference of the Parties to the ...


    By Ensia

  • Boron nitride nanoplates supported zero-valent iron nanocomposites for enhanced decolorization of methyl orange with the assistance of ultrasonic irradiation

    In this work, boron nitride nanoplates (BNNPs) supported nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) was prepared through facile liquid-phase chemical reduction of ferric ion by borohydride under ambient conditions in the presence of BNNPs. The nZVI@BNNPs hybrids were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and magnetic properties measurement. The hybrid material was evaluated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reach: Applying the New Article Interpretation

    On September 10th, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) completely changed1 the longstanding interpretation of what constitutes an article under the European Union’s (EU) REACH Regulation2 . Doing so clarified a conflict with respect to the definition, while placing an unprecedented burden on producers of complex articles. Under the revised so-called “French ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Agreement Reached to Generate Financing for New Sustainable Development Agenda

         Countries have agreed on vital new measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Three Center Design Implemented in Ashkelon SWRO Plant

    This paper presents the three center design implemented in the South Israel (Ashkelon) seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination facility with guaranteed production capability of 100 Mm3/year. The facility design is based on the concept of a Three-Center Design: a pumping center, a membrane center and an energy recovery center. The BOOT 100 Million m3/year Ashkelon Desalination Plant is ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • How to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions in three steps

    Can the world’s nations afford to make the changes needed to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change? Yes, says the World Bank Group — if we start now and incorporate three important components into our strategy. In a new report, ...


    By Ensia

  • A review of the global pesticide legislation and the scale of challenge in reaching the global harmonisation of food safety standards

    Pesticide use is important in agriculture to protect crops and improve productivity. However, they have the potential to cause adverse human health or environmental effects, dependent on exposure levels. This review examines existing pesticide legislation worldwide, focusing on the level of harmonisation, and impacts of differing legislation on food safety and trade. Pesticide legislation ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The role of extreme events in reaching adaptation tipping points: a case study of flood risk management in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Adaptation tipping points (ATPs) refer to the situation where a policy or management strategy is no longer sufficient, and adjustments or alternative policies/strategies have to be considered. In developed countries, the main focus of research has been on characterising the occurrence of ATPs in the face of slow variables like climate change. In developing countries, the system characteristics ...


    By IWA Publishing

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