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British Government Removes Sunset Clause from Retained EU Law

May-24-2023 Brexit UK-REACH

On 10 May 2023 the British government presented an amendment to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill removing the sunset clause that would automatically revoke most retained EU law on 31 D...

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DEFRA lays legislation to formally extend UK-REACH deadlines

May-04-2023 UK-REACH Deadline

On 20 April 2023, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) laid a draft Statutory Instrument (SI), REACH (Amendment) Regulations 2023, before Parliament. The SI will formally ...

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UK less ambitious on PFAS restriction proposal

Apr-12-2023 HSE PFAS Product restrictions / prohibitions Hazardous chemicals

The UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently published a regulatory management options analysis (RMOA) – a technical document examining the risks posed by the use, import and manufact...

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UK chemical strategy - insights

Feb-16-2023 Safer alternatives UK-REACH Hazardous chemicals Compliance strategy

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will publish its chemicals strategy later this year (no date announced). The UK's chemicals strategy is intended to replace the EU's R...

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Results from Public Consultation showed UK-REACH Registration Deadlines most likely to extended by three years

Dec-02-2022 Chemical notification/ registration UK-REACH

On 29 November 2022, the UK government published the results of a consultation process on extending the UK REACH deadlines. This consultation was conducted from 5 July to 1 September this year by the ...

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UK consults on potential restrictions for substances in tattoo inks and permanent make-up

Sep-23-2022 Cosmetic Products HSE UK-REACH

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as the implementing agency for UK REACH, is currently consulting on different potential options for a UK REACH restriction on substances to be used in tattoo ...

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UK agencies release report on potential approaches to mixtures risk management under UK REACH

Aug-26-2022 EU REACH Mixture assessment Risk assessment UK-REACH

On August 17, 2022, the UK’s Environment and Health Security Agencies released a report reviewing potential approaches to the management of risks arising from unintentional mixtures. While this is i...

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