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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...