REACH regulation News

  • DE-REACH- Articles - Requirements for Producers, Importers and Distributors-BAuA brochure translated into EN

    In the case of articles, questions arise under the REACH Regulation about how to differentiate between the term article and the terms substance and mixture. In addition, companies that produce or supply articles have obligations to inform their recipients, who can be processors, distributors, users of articles or consumers. In certain cases, they also have obligations towards the ...

  • The second REACH registration deadline has passed

    REACH Regulation. REACH Regulation 1907/2006 EC, which entered into force on 1 June 2007, regulates the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of chemicals, aiming to make their use safer and to improve the protection of human health and of the environment. We would like to remind you that the first two phases of REACH regulation followed these rules: ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Regenesis products and European REACH compliance

    The European Regulation REACH, concerning the production, distribution and use of chemicals within the European Union (EU), has recently entered into force. This regulation provides a series of technical requirements when using chemicals within the EU. All Regenesis products have been pre-registered in full accordance with REACH regulations, allowing for their continued use within the ...


    By Regenesis

  • ReachCentrum launching SIEF support services

    As a consequence of the pre-registration process under the REACH regulation, a number of companies manufacturing and/or importing chemicals have now joined one or more Substance Information Exchange Forums (SIEFs). ReachCentrum has launched SIEF services to support companies dealing with the REACH registration processes.ReachCentrum has developed quite some experience on the REACH consortia ...


    By ReachCentrum

  • ECHA member state committee agrees on new SVHCs to be added to the candidate list and first REACH testing decision

    During the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Member State Committee’s December 2-4, 2009, meeting, the Committee unanimously agreed that 15 new substances of very high concern (SVHC) would be added to the Candidate List. The Committee also unanimously agreed on a testing proposal from ECHA that was submitted under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Updated guidance to support R&D and innovation

    The REACH Regulation aims to ensure "a high level of protection of human health and the environment as well as the free movement of substances, on their own, in mixtures and in articles, while enhancing competitiveness and innovation". Potential exemptions from registration under REACH exist for substances used in research and development. This updated guidance and the associated ...

  • Proposal to add new substances to the evaluation process

    What are the new substances proposed for evaluation? The substances proposed by Germany are 1,4-Benzenediamine, N,N'-mixed phenyl and tolyl derivatives (CAS 68953-84-4). These substances have been proposed as suspected of having PBT properties. What is the evaluation process? The evaluation process allows the Agency ECHA to verify that the industry ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Final deadline in 2018 for REACH Regulation on chemicals– Call to action!

    May 2018 is the final deadline under REACH for registering chemical substances manufactured or imported into the EU. Companies are also obliged by then to gather all available information about the properties of the substances and to update the safety data sheets. ETUC calls on workers' representatives from companies using chemicals to check that the substances their companies use are being ...

  • Final deadline in 2018 for REACH Regulation on chemicals– Call to action!

    May 2018 is the final deadline under REACH for registering chemical substances manufactured or imported into the EU. Companies are also obliged by then to gather all available information about the properties of the substances and to update the safety data sheets. ETUC calls on workers' representatives from companies using chemicals to check that the substances their companies use are ...

  • Draft guidance for Annex V and on waste published

    The European Commission has finalised and published draft guidance for Annex V and on Waste and Recovered Substances. The two documents have been handed over to ECHA for further development in co-operation with Member States and stakeholders. The Commission services have prepared a draft guidance document on the interpretation of Annex V of the REACH Regulation and clarified the REACH obligations ...

  • Waste reprocessors need to understand REACH regulation, warns industry expert

    Waste reprocessors that transform waste into chemicals need to understand what chemicals they are selling and the composition of materials they are recycling to ensure they comply with the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restrictions of chemicals regulation, warned an industry expert. The REACH regulation, which became fully operational in the UK in June 2008, applies to recovered ...

  • Turkey REACH Targeted for Last Quarter of 2016

    Turkey could have its own version of the REACH Regulation in place by the last quarter of 2016. Turkey’s Chemicals Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction Regulation (KKDIK in Turkish), establishes authorization and restriction processes to control known chemicals of concern. Registration will be required for substances manufactured or ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • REACH data-sharing principles clarified

    A new implementing regulation adopted by the European Commission defines more clearly what the terms ‘fair, transparent and non-discriminatory' mean for data sharing in the REACH Regulation. It also gives ECHA the mandate to make sure that all registrants of the same substance are part of one joint registration. The regulation is applicable as of 26 January 2016. The ...

  • ReachCentrum and LearningSpan launch REACH e-learning package

    In response to the increasing request for information and training about REACH by US companies, ReachCentrum and US-based LearningSpan have created a REACH e-learning package.  The twelve course self-paced training series, available online, offers a comprehensive overview of the REACH regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and ...


    By ReachCentrum

  • 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

  • First appeal filed with ECHA board of appeal results in rectification of ECHA decision

    Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW), with and relying on the advice and assistance of The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU), an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., submitted the first appeal against a decision of the European Chemicals Agency(ECHA or the Agency) with the ECHA Board of Appeal, on behalf of the registrant. On the basis of this submission, on October 14, 2009, the Executive ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Public consultation on the first Application for Authorisation for Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)

    ECHA is now inviting interested parties to submit relevant information on alternatives for the use of a substance subject to authorisation and for which an application for authorisation has been received. ECHA has received the first application for authorisation under the REACH Regulation. The application, made by Rolls-Royce plc., concerns the substance Bis(2-ethylhexyl) ...

  • ECHA publishes an intermediate list of pre-registered substances

    An Intermediate List of Pre-registered Substances has been published on the ECHA website. It contains almost 40,000 substances which were pre-registered by 1, October, 2008 two months before the deadline. The purpose of the intermediate list is to give Downstream Users of chemicals a possibility to determine whether substances of their interest are already pre-registered. An intermediate ...

  • Six dangerous substances to be phased out by the EU

    Six substances of very high concern will be banned within the next three to five years unless an authorisation has been granted to individual companies for their use. These substances are carcinogenic, toxic for reproduction or persist in the environment and accumulate in living organisms. Operators wishing to sell or use these substances will need to demonstrate that the required safety measures ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • ECHA creates web page for Nanomaterials Expert Group

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has created a web page for the Nanomaterials Expert Group (NMEP), which was created in October 2012. NMEP aims to seek common ground among experts on scientific and technical issues regarding the implementation of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, the Classification, Labeling, and Packaging (CLP) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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