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28 Substances Added To Chemical SIN List

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New SIN List Substances, October 2014

A description of 28 substances added in October 2014 to ChemSec’s Substitute it Now (SIN) list. The 28 chemicals have been identified as Substances of Very High Concern, using criteria defined by the EU’s REACH regulation.


Europe Adds Nine Chemicals To REACH List

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Addition Of 9 Chemicals To REACH Substances Of Very High Concern List

A European Commission regulation of August 14, 2014, amending REACH Annex 14 to add nine Substances of Very High Concern.


BASF Tops Chemical SIN List

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ECHA Updates Dossier Quality Assistant

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EPA May Subpoena REACH Data

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ECHA Evaluation Report: Facts And Figures, 2013


ECHA Evaluation Under REACH: Progress Report 2013


ECHA Releases 2013 REACH Enforcement Data

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OEKO-TEX: Five Textile Chemicals Added To SVHC Candidate List

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US Lags In Regulation Of Toxic Flame Retardant

The EPA’s draft report on alternatives to hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) is part of a long-term effort by the agency to deal with the toxic, bioaccumulative flame retardant – but the EPA could be hamstrung until Congress reforms the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The UN in May banned the production and use of HBCD with a five-year grace period for its Read More »


BOMcheck Published A Million RoHS And REACH Declarations

BOMcheck, a web database to help manage supply chain compliance with substance regulations, has now published RoHS and REACH materials declarations for more than 1 million parts. Consultancy Environ runs the website on behalf of an industry collaboration led by Philips, Siemens, GE, Osram, Sony Mobile, Schneider Electric, Toshiba, Agfa, Texas Instruments and TE Connectivity, and more Read More »


European Study Finds 10 Percent Of Tyres Noncompliant

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association announced the results of a study finding that roughly 10 percent of tires sold on the continent are not REACH-compliant, Tire Review reported. The association tested a sample of 94 tires between April and September in several of the European Union’s largest markets.


European Chemicals Agency May Change Fees

The head of the European Chemicals Agency said Monday that his agency is open to changing the fee structure for the management of REACH, Chemical Watch reported.  Executive Director Geert Dancet told the European Parliament’s Environment Committee that he recognized that “fees were sometimes a hurdle under REACH as companies have to pay up front Read More »


Members European Commission Major REACH

Members of the European Commission said that no major changes to REACH chemicals regulation should be expected after a review scheduled for next year, EurActiv reported.  Janez Potonik, the environment commissioner, tamped down concern that the review “will change the rules of the game” and stressed that the commission would “only put forward a legislative Read More »


Companies Urged To Improve Registration Accuracy

Reviewing the 2010 REACH registration experience, officials from the commission and the European Chemicals Agency are urging companies to improve the accuracy of their dossiers for the 2013 chemicals registration deadline,  according to Euractiv.  The agency’s director of evaluation stressed that companies “need to provide detailed reasoning and supporting data” and cutback on “vague submissions.”  Read More »


European Chemicals Agency Publishes Guidance

The European Chemicals Agency has published new guidance on compiling safety data sheets, Electronics Weekly reported. Among the suggestions in the new guidance is information on how to take into account the changes arising from the revised Annex II of the REACH regulations.


Chemicals Agency Proposes List Additions

The European Chemicals Agency has proposed to add 20 chemicals to its list of “substances of very high concern” (SVHC) list, as defined by Article 57 of the REACH Regulation, Platts reported. Most of the chemicals, which include dichromium trischromate, pentazinc chromate octahydroxide and calcium arsenate, were selected due to their “potentially serious effects” on health.  Read More »


TUV Rheinland Gets Database Access

Testing, certification and compliance company TUV Rheinland will get access to a multi-million-part database for its RoHS and REACH services under an agreement with content management provider GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The two companies said that their agreement will lower costs and speed the certification process for electronics manufacturers seeking to be in compliance with constantly Read More »