REACH Implementation News

  • 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

  • Arizona Public Service, solar companies reach settlement on solar rates

    Solar companies and Arizona’s largest utility have reached a long-sought rate design settlement that could hopefully bring an end to years of contentious policy debates. The settlement between Arizona Public Service (APS) and solar installation companies includes a smaller net metering rate cut for rooftop solar customers than originally proposed, and includes rate design options for ...

  • 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.

  • Rocky Mountain energy providers to explore SPP participation

    Ten electricity service providers representing approximately 6.4 million customers in the U.S. Rocky Mountain region have announced plans to explore potential participation with an existing regional transmission organization (RTO). The informal group, which calls itself the Mountain West Transmission Group, began discussions in 2013 to evaluate ways to expand their market operations, including a ...

  • 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.

  • The number of turbines installed by Gamesa in Brazil reaches the 1,000 mark

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy and the number-two turbine OEM in Brazil according to the MAKE Consultancy ranking has achieved a new milestone, having installed 1,000 wind turbines since it entered this market six years ago. These turbines, which imply total installed capacity of 2 GW, are sufficient to cover the electricity demands of a city the size of Munich (Germany), ...


    By Gamesa

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • What’s Happening: Huge milestone reached for installer training

    Despite many hurdles thrown at the renewable heating industry INNASOL receive positive signs as they reach a huge milestone having now trained more than 2500 renewable heating specialists at their dedicated training academy in Essex. The huge milestone for the UK’s leader in renewable heating came following a week of fully booked training modules on ETA biomass and IDM heat ...


    By Innasol Ltd.

  • 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

  • Alberta’s Bull Creek Wind Farm has been officially commissioned

    BluEarth Renewable Inc. has officially commissioned the Bull Creek Wind Farm this week, in Alberta, Canada. The 29MW wind farm (made up of 17 GE wind turbines) has been operational since January and is expected to pump roughly $15 million CAD into Alberta’s economy while offsetting 80,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year. According to BluEarth’s ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Inprova Energy is shortlisted for Super Consultancy of the Year Award

    Inprova Energy has reached the finals of a leading industry awards scheme for outstanding achievement in providing business energy solutions. The company has been shortlisted for the Super Consultancy of the Year title in the highly respected Energy Live News (TELCA) Awards Inprova Energy is the newly branded energy division of ...


    By Inprova Energy

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