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Keller & Heckman Environmental Alert: Korea Proposes "REACH-SMART"

by Herb Estreicher and Marcus Navin-Jones The Korean Ministry of the Environment ("MOE") has released a draft of the "Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals" ("Draft Act"), a Korean version of REACH. The Draft Act currently is under inter-ministerial...

REACH Alert: Europe Gears Up to Attack High Risk Substances

With the end of the 30 November 2010 registration deadline under REACH for high volume and high risk substances, there is now available in Europe an unprecedented level of information about the hazards and risks associated with chemicals. The information in the registration dossiers will be disseminated...

REACH Alert: How Are Candidate List Substances Prioritized for Authorisation?

Now that the 2010 Registration deadline for high volume and high risk substances has passed, the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), and the Member State Competent Authorities are gearing up for Authorisation - the true "Heart of REACH". The ECHA has released a...

REACH Alert: Tips to Securing European Markets - Avoiding Annex XIV Listing Under REACH

Under REACH, the European Commission makes the decision on whether to move substances from the Candidate List to the Annex XIV (Authorisation List). The Decision is made by the Member State Committee procedure based on recommendations by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). ECHA has to make recommendations...

REACH Alert: June 1, 2011- the Other Looming REACH Deadline

Now that the very important REACH deadline of 30 November 2010 for the registration of substances in high volume or high risk is passed, do not forget that another important deadline is around the corner: the notification of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles. The notification...

Keller and Heckman LLP: RoHS Recast Final and Official; Implementation Dates Abound

The Official Journal of the European Union has published Directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (recast RoHS), following the European Council's formal adoption of the version we reported on earlier this year. As discussed...