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Call for comments to identify new Substances of Very High Concern SVHC

Sep-22-2022 Substances of concern SVHC

On 7 September 2022, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a call for comments on nine proposals to identify new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). SVHCs are substances that can have ser...

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The European Commission plans to add new hazard categories under the CLP Regulation

Sep-21-2022 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability CLP GHS Hazard assessment Substance & mixture classification SVHC

On 20 September 2022 the European Commission published a Draft delegated regulation introducing new hazard classes to the system established in Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, on the classification, labell...

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OECD chemicals committee adopts working paper applying "Safe and Sustainable by Design” concept to nanomaterials

Sep-16-2022 Green & sustainable chemistry Nanomaterials Public policy

The Chemicals and Biotechnology Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) adopted on September 2, 2022, a working document on the application of the “Safe and Su...

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European Commission establishes limit value for unintentional presence of hexachlorobenzene under the POP Regulation

Sep-16-2022 POPs Hazardous chemicals

On September 8, 2022, the European Commission adopted a delegated act under Regulation (EU) 2019/1021, on persistent organic pollutants (the POP Regulation), clarifying the acceptable limits for the u...

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Upcoming meetings of Stockholm and Rotterdam Convention’s Review Committees

Sep-09-2022 International initiatives POPs PPP Hazardous chemicals

Expert committees for the Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions will hold meetings in the upcoming weeks. At the meetings, aspects relative to trade requirements for hazardous pesticides and chemicals, ...

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REACH Committee to discuss draft restriction on intentionally added microplastics

Sep-09-2022 Circular Economy Action Plan Cosmetic Products EU REACH Plastics PPP Product restrictions / prohibitions Restricted use

The European Union’s Committee for the REACH Regulation will discuss a restriction proposal on microplastics by the European Commission in its upcoming meeting on September 23, 2022. The releas...

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Iceland is now accepting PCN through ECHA’s submission portal.


Under Annex VIII to the CLP Regulation, importers and downstream users placing hazardous mixtures on the EU market are to provide specific information on their mixtures to appointed bodies. The platfo...

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