REACH Implementation News

  • European Commission Adds 25 CMRs To REACH Annex XVII

    If you supply chemical products to the European market, you should be aware that last week the European Commission made significant amendments to the Appendices to Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation. Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1510 – which makes changes to Entries 28, 29 and 30 of Annex XVII – specifically concerns substances classified as CMRs. What are CMRs? ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Training on biodiversity and mitigation hierarchy available

    Four training courses on the topics of biodiversity and mitigation hierarchy will be held 16-17 November in Washington, D.C. These courses will be held immediately following a special biodiversity symposium on “Mainstreaming the Mitigation Hierarchy in Impact Assessment.” Registration for the courses by 2 October is recommended as any courses that do ...

  • ECHA Launch Public Consultation On 9 New SVHCs

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recently launched a public consultation on proposals to identify nine new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). If the proposals are accepted, these substances will be included in ECHA’s Candidate List, which may result in additional legal obligations for manufacturers and importers who supply these ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • REACH Enforcement: 802 Authorisation Inspections, Criminal Prosecutions Launched

    The latest enforcement report (June 2017) of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation has highlighted the lengths ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • EU observatory for nanomaterials launched

    The EUON offers a unique web-based information point with factual and neutral content about nanomaterials on the EU market. The observatory is targeted at a wide audience including consumers, workers, regulators and scientists. On the website, you can read about what nanomaterials are and where they are used. Information on health and safety issues, research, regulatory and international ...

  • Halving Global Carbon Emissions by 2040 Within Reach

    Governments, investors and businesses must seize the opportunity to halve global carbon emissions by 2040 while ensuring economic development and energy access for all, but they must act now to accelerate clean electrification, decarbonization beyond power and energy productivity improvement, says the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC). The ETC recently (4/25) launched its "Better energy, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • UL Environment Introduces Ground-Breaking Software to Reduce the Need for Animal Testing and Comply with REACH

    UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), today announced the launch of REACHAcross™ software, a chemical assessment tool that helps companies meet REACH chemical regulations and reduce the need for animal testing. This first-of-its-kind software uses machine learning to assess the endpoint behavior of any chemical of ...


    By UL LLC

  • Draft REACH Guidance Documents on Nanomaterials Move to CARACAL for Review

    According to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website, several Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) guidance documents concerning nanomaterials have moved to the next step in the consultation process.  The draft recommendations for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Four new SVHCs added to REACH Candidate List

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has officially added four substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List for authorization, bringing the total number of substances on the list to 173. The new additions of January 12, 2017 are: ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • REACH Enforcement Action to Focus on CLP, SVHC and PIC

    The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement is set to launch a new enforcement campaign focusing on the classification and labeling of mixtures and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). This comes as part of its sixth major coordinated enforcement project under REACH and encompasses three key enforcement priorities for ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Draft REACH Guidance Documents for Nanomaterials Move to Next Consultation Step

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced in its December 14, 2016, ECHA Weekly that the following drafts for updated ECHA guidance on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation have moved to the next consultation step and been sent to the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • OPEC reaches deal to cut production

    In a surprise move, member nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement last week on its first output cut since 2008. The announcement sent oil prices surging, with Brent crude having its biggest weekly rally since 2009, as traders weighed the possibility the deal may help erase the global supply glut.  Prices have declined more than 50 percent ...

  • ECHA Announces Signed Agreement for EU Observatory for Nanomaterials

    On December 7, 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the signing of a delegation agreement between ECHA and the European Commission (EC) on the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EU-ON). According to ECHA, the information sources for the EU-ON will ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Company Announces First REACH Registration of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes

    On October 13, 2016, OCSiAl announced that it is the first manufacturer of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) to complete Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) registration. According to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Free Webinar: REACH RoHS Roundup: An end of Year update on EU Regulatory Policy as it Applies to Products

    While the US presidential election and Brexit have loomed large in recent months, requirements concerning EU substance-related legislation have continued to progress. This webinar will review the latest developments including:  Revisions to the RoHS Directive concerning scope, spare parts, exemptions, global standardisation and timings plus potential new substance restrictions under ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • Latest news from Geovariances mining consulting corner

    Late summer has been a busy period for our consultants who have been involved in various consulting or training projects all around the world. Prediction of plant performances for Votorantim in Brazil Christophe Bessin, Resource Evaluation Consultant at Geovariances, was involved in a joint project with our office in Brazil for Votorantim as a ...


    By Geovariances

  • Circular Economy can be a game-changer to reach ESR targets

    Zero Waste Europe has responded to the consultation on the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) by highlighting the contribution that the waste sector can bring to a low-carbon economy, and calling the European Commission to have higher ambition. In the response Zero Waste Europe pointed out that the implementation of the Circular Economy Package could deliver far more GHG emission reductions than the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • REACH: Six New Substances Proposed for Candidate List

    Six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) have been proposed for eventual addition onto the Candidate List for authorization. Substances with potential adverse effects on the environment and human health are labelled as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). European Union Member States or the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) can propose a substance be labelled as an SVHC. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Introducing Mr. Scott Miller, North American Sales Manager, Thermcraft, Inc.

    Thermcraft is pleased to introduce Mr. Scott Miller as our new North American Sales Manager.  Scott will have responsibility for developing Thermcraft’s market presence as well as assisting in the marketing strategy for both the US and Canadian markets.  With nearly 8 years of thermal processing and sales experience in the furnace and oven industry, Scott can help to find the ...


    By Thermcraft Inc

  • 3E Company extends regulatory consulting practice in Response to Market demand

    3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced that it has expanded its Regulatory Consulting practice in response to customer and market demand for end-to-end regulatory consulting services. The practice offers a range of services to address facility, product, and supply chain stewardship and regulatory ...


    By Verisk 3E

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