REACH implementation Articles

  • Japanese REACH - Now fully implemented

    On 1 April 2011, amendments to the Chemical Substances Control Law (official name: Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. / 化学物質の審査及び製造等の規制に関する法律), commonly referred to as Japanese REACH, fully entered ...

  • Don’t Let REACH Become a Stretch

    CHEMICAL REGULATION IN THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) will change radically when the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) Program is implemented. The program will mandate registration of chemicals that are manufactured or imported into the EU in quantities exceeding 1 metric ton, and will require further evaluation of those that surpass 100 metric tons. Certain “high concern” ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EEB and WWF critical evaluation of REACH Impact Assessment

    REACH has been designed to establish a more uniform, more transparent and safer management of chemicals in the European Union. Unacceptable chemicals are to be identified and gradually substituted for safer alternatives, implementing the precautionary principle. At the same time REACH should enhance the functioning of Europe’s internal market, creates a level playing field, fosters innovation and ...

  • New guidelines by ECHA for downstream users and about safety data sheets

    Purpose of the documents Those documents “in a nutshell” explain in a simple way the main elements contained in the full guidelines and they are aimed at the industrial managers, including managers of small and medium-size companies. Those synthetic documents, which provide instructions in short, cannot include all the details; if there is any doubt, we advise you to ...


    By Selerant srl

  • What is the REACH of your exposure?

    Margarethe Jaroszewski of 3E Company looks at the extra burden REACH Exposure Scenarios will bring The REACH Regulation went into effect on 1 June 2007, simplifying but also complicating the compliance work for companies manufacturing or importing chemicals in Europe. As a result, all companies manufacturing, importing, distributing or using chemical substances on their own, in mixtures ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • 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.

  • Maintaining a compliant MSDS management program

    The world of chemical regulatory compliance is becoming increasingly complicated as product sourcing and formulations grow more complex and organizations expand into new markets on a global scale. New initiatives such as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals and the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals add to the challenge of keeping on top ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • REACH: How to prepare for the inspection?

    Inspections REACH: what are they? With the publication of Decree Sanctions (Legislative Decree no. 133/2009, published in the Official Gazette of 24/09/2009 ) which provides for the application of penalties in cases of non-compliance with the provisions of the REACH Regulation, began an intense program monitoring and verification by the ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Minimum Flow Units - Case Study

    Environmental regulations are becoming more stringent and the minimum by-pass flow requirements are generally increasing in North-America. Many of our small hydro technologies are perfectly suited for this type of application whether it is to replace an existing pressure reducing valve or implement a new turbine upstream of the by-passed reach of an existing hydro plant. Shown below is an example ...


    By OSSBERGER GmbH Co. KG

  • SGS offers Online Training Tool for REACH Compliance

    The EU’s REACH legislation places the responsibility squarely on manufacturers and importers to ensure the chemical composition of their products does not endanger human health. Keeping track of the data and making it available on demand poses a number of challenges for compliance. The principle REACH is based on is that it is the responsibility of industry participants to ensure that only ...


    By SGS

  • 2008 European Chemicals Agency work programme

    The first months of ECHA’s activities marked a successful start-up and build-up of staff and organisational structures, procedures and systems. The Agency demonstrated that it was able to achieve the many objectives set in the 2007 work programme, including a gradual handover of the REACH implementation tasks from the Commission. Year 2008 poses two major complementary challenges for ECHA. First, ...

  • REACHing for Better Risk Management: Europe`s new chemical regulatory regime

    This article is for all of those wondering whether or not you need to react to the impacts of European Union’s REACH chemical legislation (hint: absolutely!). While some wonder how stiff the fines might be for non-compliance with the new rules, they miss the point: their markets and their very businesses are at risk! Understanding and getting familiar is a good first step for you. 1. What is ...

  • Scotland tightens a belt around its waste

    The European Landfill Directive in Scotland reaches another phase of implementation on waste acceptance criteria at landfills on July, 16, 2004. Matt Davies, a Principal at ENVIRON, explains that not only are there severe cost implications for waste disposal, but there could be an impact on the ways in which waste contaminated land is ...


    By ENVIRON

  • How does the EU directive on biocides work?

    Question: How does the EU directive on biocides work? The EU Biocide Products Directive 98/8/EC (known as the BPD) was issued in February 1998 and was to be implemented in all member states by 13 May 2000. In many ways, the BPD is a precursor to the proposed REACh regulation, which will require the registration of all existing chemical substances in the EU. Similarly to the REACh, the purpose ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • `Strategy for Complying with Air Pollution Control Regulations in the Chemical Industry,` published in Environmental Protection, October 2001

    The Clean Air Act (CAA) was originally passed by the United States Congress in 1970 and subsequently revised in 1977 for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment. In 1990, then-President George Bush signed the Clean Air Act Amendments. The far-reaching impacts of the 1990 amendments added significantly to the regulatory challenges already faced by the chemical industry. The ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 8 steps to comply with reach

    1 Understand REACH requirements Published on December 18, 2006, EU REACH Regulation (EC) No.1907/2006 sets out new requirements for the control of chemicals throughout the EU. While some provisions went into effect on June 1, 2007, the regulation is being implemented in phases over ten years. REACH affects all companies with European production or distribution of chemical substances, as ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Class hopping

    The last couple of years have given shape to a complex regulatory landscape, with the UN's Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling or Chemicals (GHS) being implemented in a number of countries, the EUs Registration, Evaluation. Authorisation and Restriction or Chemicals (REACH) regulatory framework being enforced, the anticipated reform of the Toxic Substance Control ACT (TSCA) ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Modernizing SAP EH&S to get Global Results

    3E Company partner IDS Scheer Consulting of Software AG recently published a case study detailing Linde AG's deployment of 3E's SAP EH&S solutions.  As a result of the collaboration, Linde's European SAP EH&S platform has been optimized to serve its global needs as well. “Having trusted business with IDS Scheer Consulting for such a long time is a strong basis for this ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • REACHing Asia: Recent trends in chemical regulations of China, Japan and Korea

    Will EU REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances) influence and change the chemical regulatory systems of Asia, as EU RoHS has done in China, Japan and Korea? The answer is YES. China, Japan and Korea are (or will be) filling the regulatory gap they see between REACH and their chemical regulatory systems. With its advanced chemical regulatory system ...

  • Strategies for enhancing EH&S Regulatory Compliance and Reducing Risk

    With the advent of new federal and international environmental regulations and safety rules, perhaps more than ever before, risk professionals and insurance customers need visibility into the chemicals used at their sites. The environmental regulatory landscape has become increasingly complex in recent years, and companies that manufacture, transport, use, or sell potentially hazardous materials ...


    By Verisk 3E

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